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how do I sync my ipad to my pc using idisk

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Feb 1, 2012 8:27 AM

I would like to upload a ppt onto keynote, but apparently I must use idisk to do it.  How do I sync my idisk on my PC to my keynote which is on my ipad?

iPad 2, Windows 7
  • NathanL1192 Level 3 Level 3 (750 points)
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    Feb 1, 2012 8:42 AM (in response to handminder)

    Hi there,


    You do not need iDisk to import a .ppt into the iPad keynote app. Follow the instructions below:


    1. Connect your iOS device to your computer using the included Dock Connector to USB cable.
    2. Open iTunes on your computer.
    3. Select your iOS device from the Devices section on the left side of iTunes.
    4. Click the Apps tab and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
      Note: If you do not see the File Sharing section shown in the image below, your iOS device does not have any apps installed which support File Sharing, such as the iWork for iOS apps.
    5. Under the File Sharing section, you should find a list of apps currently installed on your iOS device that use File Sharing (such as Keynote, Pages, and Numbers for iOS). Select an app to view a list of the files associated with that app on your iOS device.
    6. You can drag and drop files into the Documents list to send them to the app on your iOS device. You can also click the Add button, locate the file or files you want to send from your computer, and then click the Choose. The files you select will be copied to the app on your iOS device immediately. Select only files that are supported by the iOS app. For a list of iWork for iOS supported files, refer to the Additional Information section below.
    7. Once you’ve copied your file(s) to your iOS device from within iTunes, open Keynote, Pages, or Numbers on your iOS device.
    8. Navigate to the Document Manager screen:
    9. Tap the plus icon in the upper-left corner, and then tap the iTunes icon:
    10. This will open the "Copy from iTunes" window:
    11. Any compatible file that you’ve copied to your iOS device using File Sharing will be listed in the "Copy from iTunes" window. If the file is not listed, confirm its file type is compatible with the iWork app (refer to theAdditional Information section below).

    12. Tap the file you want to copy and the document will automatically be added to the Document Manager and open.

    If you need anything else, do get in touch:



  • NathanL1192 Level 3 Level 3 (750 points)
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    Feb 1, 2012 10:03 AM (in response to handminder)

    Glad to see I helped,


    In regard to your issue, have you rebooted both your computer and yout iPad. Is iTunes updated to the latest version (10.5)?



  • NathanL1192 Level 3 Level 3 (750 points)
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    Feb 1, 2012 10:26 AM (in response to handminder)

    File sharing appears below the list of apps. Scroll to the bottom, past your apps, and iPad homescreen.


    You need keynote to open .ppt files, pages does not. But I'm sure you knew that already.



  • NathanL1192 Level 3 Level 3 (750 points)
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    Feb 1, 2012 11:16 AM (in response to handminder)

    No worries,


    I believe I know where you are going wrong. Please make sure, that on the left pane of iTunes, your connected iPad is selected. Ignore the 'Apps' list on the left pane, which I believe you may have clicked if you are seeing the "check for updates" and "get more apps" buttons.


    You should see a summary which tells you the name of your iPad, as well as Update, Restore and Backup options. Above this, is a white bar, with one button saying "Apps". When you click this, you will see a list of your Apps, images of your homesecreens, and below these, the file sharing.


    Remember, please make sure your iPad is selected on the left pane, before you click Apps on the top, white bar.



  • NathanL1192 Level 3 Level 3 (750 points)
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    Feb 1, 2012 11:39 AM (in response to handminder)

    It's my pleasure to help. Sorry it took so long.


    Enjoy using Keynote!





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