Opening iWork for iOS and iWork for Mac documents in iWork for iCloud beta
Learn what to expect when using iWork for iCloud beta to open a document created in iWork for iOS or iWork for Mac.
Opening large documents
iWork for iCloud can open iWork for iOS and iWork for Mac document sizes up to 200 MB. If you try to open a document larger than 200 MB, you'll see an alert indicating that the document can't be opened because it's too large. You're then asked to reduce the document's size and try again.
Features that are removed when importing your document
Some features of iWork documents created on your iOS device or Mac are removed when you open the document in iWork for iCloud beta. The document you open will update back to your other devices that are connected to iCloud, so anything that iWork for iCloud beta removes from your document will also be removed when the document is updated on your other devices. To preserve the original version of your document, select Open Copy when you're asked if you want to open the original version of the file or create a copy.
Importing from Pages
When importing from Pages for iOS or Mac, changes tracked in the original document are automatically accepted in the imported document.
Features that behave differently after importing your document
These features behave differently in iWork for iCloud beta, but do not change in the original copy of your iWork for iOS or iWork for Mac document.
Importing from all iWork apps
- Comments are hidden.
- You can view charts, but not edit them.
- 3D charts appear as 2D charts. They remain 3D in iWork for iOS and iWork for Mac.
- You can view a movie’s poster frame and view an icon that represents an audio file, but not play or edit movies or audio files.
- You can view connection lines, but not edit them.
Importing from Keynote
- You can’t view or edit builds, but they remain in the document and are visible and editable on Mac and iOS.
- Transitions that are not yet supported in Keynote for iCloud beta appear as Dissolve. The original transitions remain in the document and are visible and editable on Mac and iOS. See Using Keynote for iCloud beta with Internet Explorer for more information.
- Links to other slides aren’t active in Keynote for iCloud beta. They remain in the document and will be active if you open it on Mac or iOS.
- The soundtrack (audio set to play for the duration of the slideshow) is ignored. It remains in the document and will play in Keynote for Mac and iOS.
- Recorded audio (voiceover narration) is ignored. It remains in the document and will play in Keynote for Mac and iOS, but any edits you make in Keynote for iCloud beta may make the recording out of sync with the slideshow.
- The “automatically play upon open” setting is ignored.
- The “restart show if idle” setting is ignored.
Importing from Pages
- You can view and style inline and anchored objects, but not otherwise edit them.
- Right-to-left text isn’t supported. Text and table columns will display left-to-right in iCloud, and right-to-left on iOS and Mac.
Importing from Numbers
- Importing from Numbers for iOS:
- Forms in a Numbers for iOS spreadsheet are hidden when you open the spreadsheet in Numbers for iCloud beta. However, in Numbers for iCloud beta you can edit a table linked to a form, and those edits appear in the form when you open the spreadsheet in Numbers for iOS. In Numbers for iCloud beta, deleting a table linked to a form clears the form, and merging cells in a table linked to a form may clear the form.
- Importing from Numbers for Mac:
- Tables appear unfiltered, and you can’t view or edit the filtering rules. However, the filtering rules are retained. You can edit them in Numbers on a Mac, and turn them on or off in Numbers for iOS.
- You can’t view conditional highlighting, but it is retained. You can view and edit it in Numbers on a Mac, and view it in Numbers for iOS.
You can also open your iWork for iCloud documents in iWork for Mac or iOS, if you're using the required versions of iWork and iOS or OS X.