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mauricefromupton upon severn Level 1 (0 points)

Hello Everyone

 

I am a novice iPad User because of 2 reasons, which are the only reasons I use my PCs at all!! The first reason is because of the great difficulty, almost impossibility, I have in getting files (Mac and PC - Msoft/Lotus) to tranfer and synch via the internet between my iPad and home & work laptop. Without going into too much detail will iCloud (and iTunes) solve this file transfer and synch problem?

 

Secondly I have some e-mail issues when using different ISPs, but this question can wait until the other (above) has been solved - if this is possible.

 

If there is anyone who can advise me on iCloud/iTunes I would be most grateful.

 

Thanks

 

M


iPad 2, iOS 4.3
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,591 points)

    You can sync iWork documents, but not other documents using iCloud.

  • mauricefromupton upon severn Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Winston

     

    Thank you for your response to my query.

     

    Am I am right in thinking that if I use iWork, to convert Msoft files to MAC files, and transfer them these via iCloud I can then see the on my PCs and iPad? Do the Apple Stores train people in this skill?

     

    Cheers

     

    M

  • tejash.m Level 1 (0 points)

    Dont waste your time with iWork. Apple is closing it down in a few months.

     

    This is one my bugbears with apple. There is no half decent office suite out there. I dont mind working with the "official" softwares. But pages, numbers etc dont work with dropbox (for that matter any other cloud services). And icloud does not work with PC's!

     

    Essentially you are stuck with just "viewing" your documents. For editing / creating new documents, fire up your PC.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,591 points)

    What nonsense, don't let little things like facts get in the way of making your opinion known, will you.

     

    iWork is not going away at all, what is going away is iWork.com beta, which is actually evolved into iCloud. iWork does work with dropbox, I use it all the time. You are not just stuck with "viewing" your documents at all, you can edit them on any device including your computer.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,591 points)

    Yes, any document you upload to iCloud can be opened and edited on your iOS device. They can also be downloaded from iCloud.com as pages, PDF or Word documents, so yes you can use them on your PC too.

  • tejash.m Level 1 (0 points)

    Would you mind explaining the "facts"?

     

    "news" from apple website

     

    http://www.apple.com/iwork/iwork-dot-com/?cid=APP-NAUS-IWORK-090702-00004&cp=APP -IWORK-00004&sr=IWORK.COM

     

     

    Looking for iWork.com public beta?

    With a new way to share iWork documents between your devices using iCloud, the iWork.com public beta service will no longer be available. As of July 31, 2012, you will no longer be able to access your documents on the iWork.com site or view them on the web.

     

    We recommend that you sign in to iWork.com before July 31, 2012, and download all your documents to your computer. For detailed instructions on how to save a copy of your documents on your computer, read this support article at Apple.com.

     

    Learn more about iCloud

    Sign in to iWork.com

     

    Could you explain how to

     

    A. Save a document using, say, numbers, on Dropbox instead of iCloud?

    B. access this document for editing via a pc? Remember the outlook add in does not have the documents option. You can only sync emails, contacts, bookmarks (if you've installed safari), calendar and photo stream.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,591 points)

    tejash.m wrote:

     

    Would you mind explaining the "facts"?

     

    "news" from apple website

     

    http://www.apple.com/iwork/iwork-dot-com/?cid=APP-NAUS-IWORK-090702-00004&cp=APP -IWORK-00004&sr=IWORK.COM

     

     

    Looking for iWork.com public beta?

    With a new way to share iWork documents between your devices using iCloud, the iWork.com public beta service will no longer be available. As of July 31, 2012, you will no longer be able to access your documents on the iWork.com site or view them on the web.

     

    We recommend that you sign in to iWork.com before July 31, 2012, and download all your documents to your computer. For detailed instructions on how to save a copy of your documents on your computer, read this support article at Apple.com.

     

    Learn more about iCloud

    Sign in to iWork.com

    Try doing some reading for yourself, iWork is not going away, it is iWork.com that is going away and it is being replaced by iCloud.

    tejash.m wrote:

     

    Could you explain how to

     

    A. Save a document using, say, numbers, on Dropbox instead of iCloud?

    You can't do that, but that isn't any different from any other type of document (with the exception of photos) with dropbox on an iOS device, that's a limitation of the dropbox app, not of iCloud.That's not the same as iWork not working with dropbox which is what you stated originally.

    tejash.m wrote:

     

    Could you explain how to

     

    B. access this document for editing via a pc? Remember the outlook add in does not have the documents option. You can only sync emails, contacts, bookmarks (if you've installed safari), calendar and photo stream.

    Download it from iCloud.com and start editing it.

     

    If you expect others to do your thinking for you, please stop making absurd statements and try asking pleasantly like everyone else.

  • Robert Huber Level 1 (35 points)

    Yes, but how do I upload a Pages document from my Mac to iCloud. I have the latest version of Pages on both my iMac and my iPad, but can't find a way to save an existing or newly created .pages file to the cloud.

  • tejash.m Level 1 (0 points)

    Have you upgraded your iMac to mountain lion and iPad to 6.0? If yes then it's a piece of cake. While saving a document on your mac you would see two options, iCloud or on his mac. When you save on the cloud the document is available in other devices. On you iPad launch pages. The document will be automatically synchronised to you iPad.

  • Robert Huber Level 1 (35 points)

    Everything is up to date, even the latest version of Pages on both iMac and iPad. Still, no option shows up to save to iCloud. The only thing I can think of is that the copy of Pages on my iMac was bought originally on a DVD, not from the Mac App Store. It has been updated to latest version. No piece of cake!

  • tejash.m Level 1 (0 points)

    pls look at the screen shot below. i used numbers, but the principle is the same

     

    Screen Shot 2012-10-23 at 07.58.34.png

     

    just that you and I are on the same page (pun unintended)

     

    your macs are on 10.8 or later

    your mobile devices are on 6.0

     

    I suggest you check your mac app store for updates. when 6.0 was launched there were lots of updates including to pages, numbers and keynote (both the mac version and the mobile version)

  • tejash.m Level 1 (0 points)

    if it helps, a screen shot from the mac app store

     

    Screen Shot 2012-10-23 at 08.08.45.png

  • Robert Huber Level 1 (35 points)

    Finally figured it out. Although my iMac's copy of Pages showed the latest update number in "About," it apparently had not updated completely. When I re-downloaded the update and ran it again everything worked as advertised.

  • azartguy Level 1 (0 points)

    Well not really.

     

    You can sync Pages files (and other iWork files)  through iCloud to your desktop and your mobil device, but only if the original, and revisions, are all in the same place. If you have a version of the file on your desktop it won't be revised when you revise the iCloud document, and vice versa.

     

    If you work on both an iMac and iPad as I do, iCloud syncing makes things harder, not easier. Now there are two sets of documents/revisions to keep track of.

     

     

    Brian

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