editing pdfs

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Fireball Dragon, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. Fireball Dragon macrumors 6502a

    Fireball Dragon

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Location:
    Chigwell, England
    #1
    Okay, so I have some pdfs stored in my iCloud drive.

    When I edit the pdf on my mac, they changes are almost immediately reflected on my iPad.

    But when I edit on the iPad, they are not reflected on the mac (and the mac overwrites any edits I do on the iPad).

    Driving me crazy. Any help will be really appreciated. Thank-you.
     
  2. JD2015 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2014
    #2
    Ensure you sync the app you use for editing the PDF with icloud and look at the way they are synced.
     
  3. tgara macrumors 6502a

    tgara

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Location:
    Connecticut, USA
    #3
    Are you using the built-in Markup feature when you edit the pdf on iOS, or are you using a separate app?
     
  4. Fireball Dragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Fireball Dragon

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Location:
    Chigwell, England
    #4
    Hi guys, thanks for the replies.

    I am just using preview on Mac and opening the pdf directly on the iPad. There is no specific app I'm using.

    The sync seem to be hit and miss now. But it is frustrating when I edit a pdf on the iPad, and then it is overwritten with the the unedited pdf form the Mac, and all changes are lost.

    Really need a way to sync them properly as the iPad pdf default app is very limited for editing as well.
     
  5. Conutz macrumors regular

    Conutz

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2014
    Location:
    Joburg
    #5
    Are you sure you're not editing a local copy in iOS?
     
  6. alex.houston macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2016
    Location:
    Indiana
    #6
    I use Adobe Acrobat Reader to open pdfs from an iCloud folder on my iPhone and annotations do sync properly to my mac.
    https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/acrobat/mobile-app/iphone.html
     
  7. Fireball Dragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Fireball Dragon

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Location:
    Chigwell, England
    #7
    Yup, as they do sync sometimes. So there is a link between them to go one way or the other.

    Cool, I will check it out and see if it is better. Thanks.
     

Share This Page