Step 1: Set up iCloud
In Preferences click on the iCloud icon under Internet & Wireless. You’ll be asked to enter your existing Apple ID and also to agree to the terms.
Step 2: What to sync?
Select which apps you’d like iCloud to store online. For now we’re just ticking Documents & Data, but it’s worth returning to explore its full compatibility.
Step 3: Open up Pages
Next time you launch an iWork app, you’ll see a window asking if you want to move any previous documents to iCloud. Drag and drop as required.
Step 4: Text
The next time you create a new document with the app, you will be asked whether you want to save it locally or directly to iCloud. Name it and hit Return.
Step 5: Hit up iCloud
When on another Mac, go to www.icloud.com and log in with your Apple ID. It’s worth checking ‘Keep me signed in’ if it’s a device you use regularly.
Step 6: Access iWork
Click on iWork and it will show you a page with all of the documents which are available to download, as well as the last time that they were edited.
Step 7: Retrieve a file
Select a document on either of the three tabs, and then choose which format to open it – particularly useful if you have to switch to a Windows PC.
Step 8: Check settings
Click in the top-right to unlock more options, such as the ability to delete, duplicate and rename files – handy for keeping multiple versions of a project.
Step 9: And repeat…
Now Pages is set up, you can repeat the process for Numbers and Keynote. Remember to set up iCloud locally on iOS devices for maximum accessibility.
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