9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 29, 2014 5:24 PM by deggie
Stoofpilot Level 1 Level 1

I am going to Europe this month and I do NOT want to bring my PC. I need to have access to my Microsoft Word and Excel files. I will need to crete, edot and email these files.  I have heard that I need something called CloudOn and DropBox.  Does Apple offer me the same capability using their Cloud?

 

Any recommendations as to how to solve my problem?

Reply by Allan Eckert on Apr 6, 2013 3:41 PM Helpful

If you will do a search in the iTunes App Store, you will find pages of apps that will do that.

 

Yes, if you want to move files between your PC and iPad you need iCloud.

 

Allan

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  • Allan Eckert Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.notebooks
    Notebooks

    If you will do a search in the iTunes App Store, you will find pages of apps that will do that.

     

    Yes, if you want to move files between your PC and iPad you need iCloud.

     

    Allan

  • Stoofpilot Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Allan, I understand that I can buy iWorks and get the applications.  Any idea as to how I can upload my files from my PC to the iCloud?

  • Cherylandersen Level 1 Level 1

    Cloudon only works with Internet access.  Dropbox only recognizes your Microsoft excel and word docs as read only.  The ipad is not a good tool if you want to access existing documents to modify.

  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    Cherylandersen wrote:

     

    Cloudon only works with Internet access.  Dropbox only recognizes your Microsoft excel and word docs as read only.  The ipad is not a good tool if you want to access existing documents to modify.

    Nonsense. It is a simple matter of added the documents to an existing cloud service - DropBox for example - and them open the documents and sending to the appropriate app.No one is suggesting Dropbox can edit the documents.

  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    Stoofpilot wrote:

     

    Hi Allan, I understand that I can buy iWorks and get the applications.  Any idea as to how I can upload my files from my PC to the iCloud?

    Open your web browser on your PC (I recommend fireFox or Chrome rather that IE for this) to www.icloud.com. Login and then selct iwork. Click on teh appropriate app on the tup menu, then the Gear icon to the right and select upload document.

     

    Open the iworks app you selected (Pages for example) and select the document. You will be prompted to make a copy or convert.

     

    If you use Dropbox, you will have the option to open a document in any app on iPad compatbile with its file format, including Pages, Numbers, etc. or Cloud on or other alternative app.

  • Cherylandersen Level 1 Level 1

    Please explain in more detail on how this works.  If I have an existing excel SS that I sent to Dropbox, it wouldn't allow me to edit the document within Dropbox.  I could in cloudon, but, needed Internet access to do this.  How would this work if you wanted to edit the excel SS, but, didn't have Internet access on an ipad?

  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    As I stated, Dropbox does NOT provide editing ability for MS Office files. Or any files for that matter. But it - like most any file cloud-based management app - allows you to open a file in most any app that can use the file format. Including CloudOn. In addition, CloudOn will integrate with DropBox directly.

     

    Yes, you need internet access to use cloud on (frankly there are probably better apps to use), but you need internet access to get to any cloud based service. Not sure what your point is.You would need to download the document while you have internet access, or move it the iPad using iTunes during a synch.

  • sparkstevens Level 1 Level 1
  • deggie Level 9 Level 9

    You do realize he was referring to 2013?