Using GoogleDrive with Pages

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by suumessage, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. suumessage macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2013
    I am a novice with Google Drive. Should I get the version for Mac offered at the bottom of the page? What would be the advantage? Will that make it easier to use it to share and edit with Pages? Apparently documents have to be entered in docx, richtext, etc., but not Pages.
  2. Madmic23 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2004
    If you install Google Drive on your desktop, it basically creates a folder that will be auto synced with your online Google Drive account. It would make it easy to edit the document in Pages, as you could save the files (in Pages format) in that folder and work on it from your desktop, laptop or iPad. You wouldn't be able to edit the file on the web in Google docs though, as I don't believe it can open a Pages file. If you want to be able to edit it in a browser, you'd be better off using iCloud.
  3. numlock macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2006
    as the previous posters says google drive cannot edit pages files (the whole iwork suite as well) so all the collaboration features you may have heard it offers will not work for those files. it would purely be for file sharing.

    what made you think of google drive with pages and what are you trying to do?
  4. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Use iCloud drive to share iWork documents (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) not Google Drive. The only drawback to using iCloud drive is the basic space allotment is only 5 GB, however, you can purchase more space if needed.

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