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hikeNM
Oct 23, 2011, 03:50 PM
Hello all,

So I took the plunge and switched over to iCloud. I like it pretty well, but I've yet figured out how to utilize the documents part of it.

How do I tell the computer or my phone which documents to upload?

Thanks!



Yumunum
Oct 23, 2011, 03:53 PM
iCloud website... It displays the documents stored on your phone/iPad, and if you tap the gear, you have the option to upload a doc from your computer, to your iDevices.

Not ideal, but that's the way it is :/

hikeNM
Oct 23, 2011, 03:57 PM
iCloud website... It displays the documents stored on your phone/iPad, and if you tap the gear, you have the option to upload a doc from your computer, to your iDevices.

Not ideal, but that's the way it is :/

Lol. So iCloud won't transfer a doc from one computer to another? Only from iPhone/ipad to computer?

bcurtiss433
Oct 23, 2011, 04:40 PM
So do I understand that you have to purchase iWork in order to upload documents to iCloud? Is there a way to store and sync docs without purchasing iWork?

hikeNM
Oct 23, 2011, 04:44 PM
So do I understand that you have to purchase iWork in order to upload documents to iCloud? Is there a way to store and sync docs without purchasing iWork?

I'd like to know that too.

marc11
Oct 23, 2011, 06:05 PM
No you can upload iWork, word, excel and ppt as well as txt and csv files to iCloud manually without owning iWork.

bcurtiss433
Oct 23, 2011, 06:10 PM
No you can upload iWork, word, excel and ppt as well as txt and csv files to iCloud manually without owning iWork.

How do you do this? I can not seem to figure it out and I must be missing something.

Shawnpk
Oct 23, 2011, 10:15 PM
Goto iCloud.com. Press the iWork icon. Press the gear icon. Upload document(s).

bcurtiss433
Oct 23, 2011, 10:45 PM
When I open the iWork in iCloud it prompts me to purchase numbers or pages. I must be missing something. Also, how do you send a document to iCloud from iOS? Is there an option within the app in which you open the document? Sorry for all the questions but for whatever reason I can not figure this out.

thunderbunny
Oct 23, 2011, 11:47 PM
The only iOS apps that currently support iCloud documents are Apples iWork apps.

Yumunum
Oct 23, 2011, 11:59 PM
The iCloud document syncing was a big flop. I originally thought I might have my documents on my computer synced with iOS. It's not like that...

marc11
Oct 24, 2011, 01:33 AM
When I open the iWork in iCloud it prompts me to purchase numbers or pages. I must be missing something. Also, how do you send a document to iCloud from iOS? Is there an option within the app in which you open the document? Sorry for all the questions but for whatever reason I can not figure this out.

You should be able to ignore that and click the settings cog wheel in the upper right corner and choose to upload docs. I heard drag and drop works too but I haven't tried it myself.

hafr
Oct 24, 2011, 03:18 AM
You should be able to ignore that and click the settings cog wheel in the upper right corner and choose to upload docs. I heard drag and drop works too but I haven't tried it myself.

If you know you don't have a clue what you're talking about, please refrain from answering. If you think you know what you're talking about but haven't done it yourself, please do us and yourself the favor of checking if you're correct or not before hitting that "submit reply"-button.

That way, rumors won't be spread as easily and people won't have to sit there and wonder why it doesn't work for them when it seems to be working for others.

Bernard SG
Oct 24, 2011, 03:31 AM
If you know you don't have a clue what you're talking about, please refrain from answering. If you think you know what you're talking about but haven't done it yourself, please do us and yourself the favor of checking if you're correct or not before hitting that "submit reply"-button.

That way, rumors won't be spread as easily and people won't have to sit there and wonder why it doesn't work for them when it seems to be working for others.

marc11 is correct.
It even works on a Windows PC.
iCloud Documents still need some improvement from Apple in terms of Mac integration, though. Ideally iWork from Mac should be able to open and sync documents the same way iWork for iOS does, but it is not the case at this point.
iDisk still works though, until 30 june 2012. I hope Apple releases an appropriate update of iWork for Mac by then.

hafr
Oct 24, 2011, 03:44 AM
marc11 is correct.
It even works on a Windows PC.
iCloud Documents still need some improvement from Apple in terms of Mac integration, though. Ideally iWork from Mac should be able to open and sync documents the same way iWork for iOS does but that is not the case at this point.
iDisk still works though, until 30 june 2012. I hope Apple releases an appropriate update of iWork for Mac by then.

If I go to icloud.com and press iWork, I can choose to return to the main menu by clicking the cloud in the upper left corner, or choose to buy or know more about Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iOS. Nowhere is there a cog wheel or any other means of skipping the step where you have to buy the iWork apps.

Bernard SG
Oct 24, 2011, 04:01 AM
If I go to icloud.com and press iWork, I can choose to return to the main menu by clicking the cloud in the upper left corner, or choose to buy or know more about Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iOS. Nowhere is there a cog wheel or any other means of skipping the step where you have to buy the iWork apps.

Oh, I see...
Do you use an iWork app with iCloud enabled on an iOS device ?

hafr
Oct 24, 2011, 04:09 AM
Oh, I see...
Do you use an iWork app with iCloud enabled on an iOS device ?

Please read the thread, that way we can avoid having to go around in circles.

Bernard SG
Oct 24, 2011, 04:18 AM
Please read the thread, that way we can avoid having to go around in circles.

We're trying to find the answer here. I'm trying to figure out whether having a document uploaded to icloud.com/iwork will initialize the iWork functionality in the web app.
As I said, it works even on a Windows PC, on which you can't, by definition, have iWork installed, so I doubt having iWork installed on the Mac is a pre-requisite per se (insofar that I don't see that Web App going to lengths as in scanning your Mac for the existence of an iWork installation). I would bet that if documents have already been uploaded there from an iOS device, that webpage offering to buy or learn more about iWork will be forgone.

Edit: Okay, I got it now. Yep you need to have an iWork app installed on an iOS device to use iCloud documents, thus far.

marc11
Oct 24, 2011, 06:07 AM
If you know you don't have a clue what you're talking about, please refrain from answering. If you think you know what you're talking about but haven't done it yourself, please do us and yourself the favor of checking if you're correct or not before hitting that "submit reply"-button.

That way, rumors won't be spread as easily and people won't have to sit there and wonder why it doesn't work for them when it seems to be working for others.


BTW, my post was 100% accurate.

You CAN ignore the prompt to buy iWork for IOS.
You CAN click the cog wheel in the upper RIGHT hand corner of the screen.
You CAN upload csv, txt, ppt, Excel, Word and iWork document formats manually.
You CAN drag and drop files from your desktop or folder to the browser to upload those documents manuall.

paulsalter
Oct 24, 2011, 07:07 AM
Same for me, I see no cog wheel in the upper right of the screen

I have a button to go back to main page or buy one of the iOS iWork apps

marc11
Oct 24, 2011, 07:20 AM
Then it must be an issue with iCloud be cause several of us can see and use it. Because I do not own Keynote for IOS or OSX yet I can see and upload PPT docs no problem as an example. Perhaps a bug, but clearly not right for someone to accuse me of not knowing what I am talking about.

hafr
Oct 24, 2011, 07:29 AM
Okay jack wagon, here I am helping you and you decide to be a total jacka$$. I am right, I can tell my right from left, I can go and try what I said and it works. ou on the other hand are WRONG, cannot tell your right from left, cannot read the screen and clearly cannot use your computer. Furthermore, you cannot read or comprehend what people are telling you and instead decide to go off half cocked with insults and general jerk offness. Good on you.

BTW, my post was 100% accurate.

You CAN ingnore the prompt to buy iWork for IOS.
You CAN click the cog wheel in the upper RIGHT hand corner of the screen.
You CAN upload csv, txt, ppt, Excel, Word and iWork document formats manually.
You CAN drag and drop files from your desktop or folder to the browser to upload those documents manuall.


Here is a virtual nickle, go buy a clue and learn what you are talking about next time before insulting people and accusing them of spreading rumors.

I never said the cog wheel was supposed to be in the upper left corner, I explained what options I have when I enter the page.

This is what I see. Why don't you give me and the others in the same situation a step-by-step guide to how to activate this part of iCloud without buying the iWork apps?

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/7529/screenshot20111024at140.png

applefanDrew
Oct 24, 2011, 07:34 AM
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iWork for Mac will be updated to support auto up/download with iCloud. All part of the shift apple is making to rid OS X of a file system.

bcurtiss433
Oct 24, 2011, 07:35 AM
I do not see the cog wheel either. It appears that I will have to purchase iWorks apps such as pages for it to work. And the question still stands on how to pull a document down to your iOS device or how to send it to iCloud from your iOS device. This is frustrating.

hafr
Oct 24, 2011, 07:50 AM
Then it must be an issue with iCloud be cause several of us can see and use it. Because I do not own Keynote for IOS or OSX yet I can see and upload PPT docs no problem as an example. Perhaps a bug, but clearly not right for someone to accuse me of not knowing what I am talking about.

Yes. But you're the only one saying it's possible to activate iWork on iCloud without the iWork apps.

marc11
Oct 24, 2011, 08:07 AM
Yes. But you're the only one saying it's possible to activate iWork on iCloud without the iWork apps.

I am able to upload documents under iWork manually from OSX and I do not have the iWork app installed. I cannot explain why, I considered it normal since it worked without me doing anything.

The only thing I can think of is that under iCloud settngs I activated documents and data otherwise the option has always been there for me.

Here is a screen shot.

d21mike
Oct 24, 2011, 08:44 AM
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iWork for Mac will be updated to support auto up/download with iCloud. All part of the shift apple is making to rid OS X of a file system.When? Do you have a link where apple is talking about it. I assume this will happen but I am surprised it did not happen when iCloud was released.

bcurtiss433
Oct 24, 2011, 09:02 AM
I am able to upload documents under iWork manually from OSX and I do not have the iWork app installed. I cannot explain why, I considered it normal since it worked without me doing anything.

The only thing I can think of is that under iCloud settngs I activated documents and data otherwise the option has always been there for me.

Here is a screen shot.

This does not make sense as to why you can access iCloud without the purchase of an iWork app and we cant. You must have an iWork app installed on your iOS maybe?

applefanDrew
Oct 24, 2011, 02:02 PM
When? Do you have a link where apple is talking about it. I assume this will happen but I am surprised it did not happen when iCloud was released.

They talked about it at WWDC. In the developer classes. <lips zipped now>