Documents in iCloud

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Pay, iCloud, and other Apple Services' started by hikeNM, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    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!
     
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    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 :/
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Lol. So iCloud won't transfer a doc from one computer to another? Only from iPhone/ipad to computer?
     
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    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?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to know that too.
     
  6. macrumors 68000

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    No you can upload iWork, word, excel and ppt as well as txt and csv files to iCloud manually without owning iWork.
     
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    How do you do this? I can not seem to figure it out and I must be missing something.
     
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    Goto iCloud.com. Press the iWork icon. Press the gear icon. Upload document(s).
     
  9. macrumors member

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    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.
     
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    The only iOS apps that currently support iCloud documents are Apples iWork apps.
     
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    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...
     
  12. macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  13. macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
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    Bernard SG

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    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.
     
  15. macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
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    Bernard SG

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    Oh, I see...
    Do you use an iWork app with iCloud enabled on an iOS device ?
     
  17. macrumors 68030

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    Please read the thread, that way we can avoid having to go around in circles.
     
  18. Bernard SG, Oct 24, 2011
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    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.
     
  19. marc11, Oct 24, 2011
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    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.
     
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    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
     
  21. macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  22. macrumors 68030

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    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
     
  23. macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    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.
     
  24. macrumors member

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    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.
     
  25. macrumors 68030

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

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