Pages and Numbers do not support Box and don't directly support Dropbox. There is a workaround for Dropbox, though. See:
You may want to shift to apps that directly support Dropbox or Box, though, as Meg suggested.
I use Quickoffice Pro HD to coordinate my Dropbox, Box.net, Sugarsync and Google Document. You can open, edit and save document.
You can also drag files from one cloud to another.
Martin Heuter wrote:
I just tried the pages/drop box route ... my pages doesn't give me the option of drop box. I can upload to Google Drive via the webdav function, but that's it. Is there a similar route for drop box?
Here's a path that works for me on my iPhone 5 (iOS 6.1, Pages 1.7.1, Dropbox app 2.1.1):
Open Pages, see the array of documents.
Tap a document to open it (or "+" to create a new one if necessary).
Tap the wrench in the upper right corner.
Tap "Share and Print" (first item) in the list of tools.
Tap "Open in Another App" in the Share and Print screen.
Choose a format (Pages, PDF, or Word); wait for conversion; I chose PDF.
Tap blue "Choose App" button at the bottom of the Open in Another App screen.
Tap "Open in Dropbox" in the array of app icons.
[app switch to Dropbox; "Save to Dropbox" view appears]
Edit "Name" and/or "Destination" fields as needed.
Tap "Save" button in upper right corner.
[The document is now in Dropbox. I received a pop-up notice on my Mac.]
How far can you follow this sequence, and what happens when you get there?
Dude, you are so awesome, and you saved me much trouble. What does everything have to be so damned difficult in Apple? With my Android phone, I can simply upload any documents I create into box because I can save them to my Documents folder. Why does Apple (iPad) not have the capability to simply save files to storage (rhetorical question)? Anyway, thank you so much for this answer.
Yes, I knew that about the security feature and that part is great. But for people like myself that aren't Appleheads, trying to figure out something as simple as how to store and retrieve a document should be easy. And the information on how to do just that should be easily accessible in the Ipad help section. It isn't. Not everyone coming over to Apple is an Apple-o-phile; some of us are still neanderthal PC users and are trying to transition out of PC-think. And since Apple prides itself on being logically and elegantly user friendly, this seemed a contradiction. It is actually.
But, thanks so much for the step by step explanation on how to fix the problem. It really saved me from so many more hours of headaches.
Works best for me:
1) Drive - can edit and then click
- share and export (select file type)
- send a copy
- select app (email it, etc or apps like Dropbox, Pages, yada yada)
- Hit the share menu
- Select "open in another app" (choose format)
- Select App
3) Docs to Go. I have the premium version and can enable the apps (Drive / Dropbox) to which I want to save from my iPad.
This is one of "those" apps that makes it on lists, etc.
Hope this helps.