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Share documents using a WebDAV server

If you have access to a WebDAV server, you can copy your Pages documents directly to the server in Pages ’09, Microsoft Word, or PDF file format, or from the server in Pages ‘09, Microsoft Word, or plain text (.txt) file formats.

Before you can transfer files using a WebDAV server, you must first set it up to be accessible in Pages.

Set up your WebDAV server in Pages:

  1. In Documents view (with all documents closed), tap New Presentation button.

  2. Tap WebDAV, and then type the server address (web address or URL), your user name, and password into the appropriate fields.

  3. Tap Sign In in the upper-right corner of the window.

After you’ve signed in to your WebDAV server, you can copy files to or from the server without signing in again (see the instructions below for details). You remain signed in to the server you set up until you tap Sign Out in the upper-right corner of this same window.

If you want to sign in to a different WebDAV server, you must first sign out of the current server and set up another one.

Copy a document to your WebDAV server:

  1. Open the document you want to upload to the server, and then tap Tools button in the toolbar.

  2. Tap “Share and Print,” and then tap “Copy to WebDAV.”

    If your WebDAV server isn’t already set up in Pages, provide the appropriate information and sign in, as described in the instructions for setting up, above.

  3. Tap the document format you want to export to: Pages, PDF, or Microsoft Word.

  4. In the list of folders, tap the one in which you want to save the document.

  5. Tap Copy in the upper-right corner of the window.

Copy a document from your WebDAV server:

Pages doesn’t import rich text format (.rtf) file types. Convert .rtf files to another supported file type before importing them into Pages.

Pages can open documents that were saved using some types of file encryption available in Microsoft Office 97 or later. If you can’t open an encrypted Microsoft Word document, try changing the type of encryption or the encryption options used, and then save it again before opening it in Pages.

  1. In Documents view (with all documents closed), tap New Presentation button, and then tap WebDAV.

  2. If necessary, navigate to the document you want to copy by tapping the folder in which it’s located.

    If no files or folders are listed, the server is empty.

  3. Tap the name of the document you want to copy.

    The document is downloaded and appears in Documents view.

Delete a file from your WebDAV server:

  1. Access a list of files on your WebDAV server, according to the instructions above.

  2. Swipe your finger across the name of the file you want to delete.

  3. Tap the Delete button that appears.

    You can only delete files this way, not folders. This action can’t be undone.

Imported tables of contents are displayed but can’t be updated on your iOS device. After you’ve exported your document back to your Mac, you can update its table of contents.

To learn about sending documents through email, see Send and receive documents in email messages.

To learn about storing your documents in iCloud, see Keep documents up to date across your devices using iCloud.

To learn about transferring documents between your iOS device and your computer through iTunes, see Share documents by connecting to your computer.

Last Modified: Sep 26, 2012
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