Syncing iWorks

Discussion in 'iPad' started by wolfpackfan, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

    Jun 10, 2007
    Cary, NC
    Okay, I'm seriously confused here. How do you sync files to the iPad for use in iWorks? I guess I was thinking it would be done in iTunes, but I see nothing in the new iTunes about this? I've read the reviews posted lately, but nobody mentions anything about doing this. Also, the Mossberg review states that the Pages files only work with Office files. Does that mean that Numbers is not Excel compatible? If so, this is a big problem for me.
  2. Epicurus macrumors 6502


    Apr 28, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN
    iTunes should have a special interface within the iPad device display, under the Apps tab. Each app you have synced to your iPad will talk with iTunes and advertise that it can read certain document types. From within iTunes you can then add or remove files from each individual app's documents folder. Everything is done one app at a time, at least as far as I can tell.

    As for Excel docs and Numbers, I don't know about that specifically.


    Direct from Apple's page about Numbers on iPad:

    Works well with others.
    Numbers on iPad lets you open spreadsheets created using iWork or Microsoft Office. So if someone emails you a Numbers or Excel file, you can easily import it into Numbers for iPad. To share your work, export your spreadsheet as a Numbers file for Mac or PDF document, then email it to anyone. You can also upload it to public beta so anyone on a Mac or PC can view your spreadsheet.​

    No word on being able to edit and then export as an Excel doc.
  3. anjinha macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA

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