8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2012 12:55 AM by FrankShap
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Question: I'm a new ipad user. I'm interested in transferring my Word files to the iPad. I have now downloaded Pages onto my PC. However, I don't understand how to use Pages on my PC. Is it all possible? If It is possible how do I transfer my Word files to the iPad.

Thank you.


Solved by Kilgore-Trout on Nov 15, 2012 7:59 AM Solved

Of the options offered, I tend to use DropBox more than any other, and occassionaly direct uploads to iCloud. I have a Mac at home, but do not have Pages installed on it. DropBox offers a bit more flexibility, IMHO. Free up to a certain point on terms of available space, but not all that expensive to extend. iCloud offers a bit more free content and integrates directly with iOS apps.

Reply by Kilgore-Trout on Nov 15, 2012 7:45 AM Helpful

To get Word documents onto your iPad - and use in Pages - you will need to use either iTunes to transfer them (http://www.apple.com/support/ipad/syncing/) or optionally:

  • Install Safari for windows and use that to access iCloud and upload documents, or
  • Install the iCloud Add in on your PC (allowing you to use IE or other browsers).


For file transfer, installing Safari may be the easiest option.(http://www.apple.com/support/icloud/documents/)


Basically you upload documents to iWork on the iCloud. Pages will automatically pick them up for downlaoding and editing.


Anotehr option to consider is a cloud service such as DropBox. It allows you to open files in any number of apps, including Pages.

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