editing pdfs

Fireball Dragon

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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.
 

JD2015

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Ensure you sync the app you use for editing the PDF with icloud and look at the way they are synced.
 

Fireball Dragon

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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.
 

alex.houston

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Oct 14, 2016
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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.
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
 

Fireball Dragon

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Nov 26, 2012
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Chigwell, England