Documents in the Cloud question

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Terri French, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Terri French macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2006
    I'm having trouble working with a pages document that I created on my iPad and want to use on my iMac. I contacted Apple Care about the issue.

    The tech support at apple told me that to use documents from iCloud on my iMac I would have to go to and download them from there.

    I had a word-processing document that was created in pages on my iPad that I had uploaded to iCloud. I was easily able to download that into pages on my iMac. But, after I edited it, I was not sure how I would sync it back to iCloud. That is still the one issue I haven't figured out. Perhaps I have to save it as a different document and then drag that document into the iCloud website and upload it as a separate document. Then delete the first one. If anyone knows the workflow I would love to know what it is. It doesn't seem to automatically save and upload back to the cloud after I edit it on my iMac. The saving options are to save a version or make a duplicate copy to save. If I save a version it doesn't save it to the cloud.
  2. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    That sounds a bit odd, however I'm sure bugs like this are going to pop up till Apple has a chance to sort them out. It's very early so patience is the key. :)
  3. C64 macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2008
    At this point I don't believe there is an easy way. You'll have to manually download the file from, edit it on your Mac, and then manually upload it back to and also manage possible different versions yourself.

    Far from easy or usable, but.. well.. who knows what will follow. I'm hoping they'll update the iWork applications on the Mac so that they can be linked to your OS X Lion iCloud account, and automatically download and sync back files that are created in the cloud using iOS devices.
  4. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    For now I think the flow is to download it back to the iCloud website and then on the iPad get from the cloud.

    If and when they release an update to iWork I think it will be a more seamless solution and all you would have to do is open the file. We can only wait and see what happens with the Mac versions of iWork.
  5. Terri French thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2006
    Thank you

    Ive spent more time trying to get it to work than it would have ever taken me to just email the file to myself!

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