iWork on iPhone/iPad

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by drewsky5, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. drewsky5 macrumors member

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    So I'm deciding whether or not I should purchase the iWork apps for the iPhone/iPad, but I wasn't sure how the saved documents are organized using the apps. If you have a lot of saved documents, do you just choose which ones to save to the iPhone? Can you organize the files by folders? Does anyone know how exactly this system will change (if at all) with iCloud?
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Right now the iPad/iPhone kind of treats Pages like a Flash drive with no folders.

    You can look into 'Pages' using iTunes and it shows the projects you have. You can copy them to and from iOS devices and Macs but they're just copies. You have to keep up with which one is the newest version.

    You can use their online iWork service, but it's pretty much the exact same thing...you just copy stuff and have to remember which one is newest.

    The iCloud service will, I believe, do a better job at syncing things automatically and wirelessly and making sure you always have the newest version. I don't think (or don't know) anything about folders or directories with iCloud. It may still be a 'everything in one place' kind of thing, although I haven't used it so I can't say for sure.
     
  3. drewsky5 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. That's kind of what I had seen from my limited experience with those apps. I hope they have a better solution when iCloud is unveiled. Especially considering how they were pushing documents in the cloud. It makes no sense to have a terrible way to organize all of those documents.
     
  4. stupidm4n macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/534.32 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F190 Safari/6533.18.5)

    You can organize files into folders within the app the same as on home screen. If you have installed beta ios5 then hold off purchase for now as pages and numbers don't import files to view.
     
  5. drewsky5 thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there a limit as to how many files you can put in a folder? Same limit as the home screen?
     
  6. stupidm4n macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/534.32 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F190 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Will have a look now give me 5 minutes
     
  7. stupidm4n macrumors member

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    i just put 30 in one folder and you can select them all at once to move to folder
     
  8. drewsky5 thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool! Thanks. Was that the max that you could put in the folder?
     
  9. Dimmick macrumors member

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    ^^^This, and I use Dropbox and/or iDisk to transfer files to and from my iPhone and iPad. Both work great to import, iDisk is great to export to directly from the app, but if you don't have MobileMe, you can always email it to yourself.
     
  10. stupidm4n macrumors member

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    when you put documents into itunes app tab you still have to copy them from itunes within app you have 4 choices to add document at the moment iTunes iDisk WebDAV or Create Documen. If you create a folder in app then want import into that folder then you open folder then click the + symbol and choose location to import file from
     
  11. stupidm4n macrumors member

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    not max just duplicated 37 documents so folder now at 74 duplicated again and again now at 296
     
  12. stupidm4n macrumors member

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    only down side i found is you cant export more than one document at a time into itunes documents folder or to an online service
     

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