O'Reilly logo

iWork: The Missing Manual by Josh Clark, Jessica Thornsby

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 28. Pages for iCloud

Picture the scene: You’ve just put the finishing touches to your 20-page freeform poem. All you need to do now is print it out, and you’ll be the envy of everyone at tonight’s writer’s meetup. But before you have the chance to plug the printer in and rattle off a copy, the worst possible thing happens: Your computer suffers an epic meltdown, and you have to go to the meetup empty-handed.

In this uncertain world where computers fail and files can get corrupted or deleted, Pages for iCloud can be your safety net. No matter where you are on Earth, as long as you have an Internet connection, you can access your Pages documents. And, because your documents are stored on Apple’s computers, not yours, you won’t lose your documents even if your computer goes up in smoke. You can sleep a little more soundly at night knowing that.

Whether you use iCloud as your backup by syncing all of your Pages documents with your account or use iCloud as an online word processor in its own right, the bottom line is that if your important document exists in Pages for iCloud, you can use any Internet-connected computer (even a PC!) to log into your account, print off a copy, and wow everyone at the writer’s meetup.

This chapter shows you how to create documents in Pages for iCloud, add objects to them, and share your documents with other people. Whether you’re creating an entirely new document or continuing work on something you created earlier on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required