How to Move iWork Files between Your iPad and Computer

4 of 7 in Series: The Essentials of iWork for iPad

If you need to move documents between your Mac or PC and your iPad, the iPad needs to be physically (not wirelessly) connected to the computer, so make sure you have your connection cable handy.

Moving files to your computer from your iPad

Each iWork app has its own storage area for your files. You move files from your iPad to your computer by using iTunes and these steps:

  1. Connect your iPad to your computer.

    Your computer can be a Mac or a PC, but it must have iTunes installed.

  2. When iTunes launches, click your iPad in the left pane of the window, under Devices.

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  3. Select the Apps tab from the group of tabs running across the top of the window.

  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the window and select the iWork app you're interested in.

  5. Select the document you want and click Save To.

  6. Choose the folder and the name you want to use for the saved file.

    The file is moved to your computer.

Moving files to your iPad from your computer

To copy files from your computer to your iPad, follow these steps:

  1. Connect your iPad to the computer.

  2. Select your iPad in the left pane of the window, under Devices.

  3. Select the Apps tab from the group of tabs running across the top of the window.

  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the window and select the iWork app you're interested in.

    The documents on your iPad for that app are shown.

  5. Click Add in the lower-right portion of the window.

  6. When prompted, select the file on your computer's disk.

    When you select it, it is moved to the list of files in iTunes and usually moves immediately to your iPad.

  7. If it doesn't move automatically, click Sync.

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