Open Pages, Numbers, and Keynote files in iWork for iCloud

Learn about using iWork for iCloud to open files created in the iWork for iOS or Mac apps (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote).

Document limits

iWork for iCloud opens iWork for iOS and iWork for Mac files up to 1 GB in size. Documents stored in iCloud use your iCloud storage, so the size of all your files on iCloud.com can’t be more than your total storage limit.

You can add GIF, JPEG, and PNG images up to 10 MB each from iWork for iCloud. If you add images larger than 10 MB using iWork for Mac or iOS, you can still see those images in iWork for iCloud apps.

Shared documents can be viewed and edited by up to 100 people at the same time. As long as your document isn't password protected, additional people can view the document without making changes.

Each Pages document can have an unlimited number of characters. You can paste about 2 million characters into a document at a time.

You can create as many sheets in a Numbers document as you want. Each table can have up to 255 columns, 65,536 rows, and about 130,000 cells with data. You can change up to 100,000 cells at the same time.

Features that behave differently when you import a document

These features behave differently in iWork for iCloud. They don't change in the original copy of your iWork for iOS or iWork for Mac document.

All iWork apps

  • 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. You can't play or edit movies or audio files.
  • You can view connection lines, but you can't edit them.
  • You can view conditional highlighting on table cells, but you can't edit conditional highlighting rules. You can edit rules in iWork for Mac.

Pages

  • You can open and view a Pages document that has Track Changes turned on in Pages for iCloud, but the document can’t be edited. If the document is yours, you can turn off Track Changes using Pages for Mac or Pages for iOS. 

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 aren't supported in Keynote for iCloud appear as Dissolve. The original transitions remain in the document and are visible and editable in Keynote for Mac and Keynote for iOS. See Using Keynote for iCloud with Internet Explorer for more information.
  • The soundtrack (audio set to play for the duration of a slideshow) doesn't play on iCloud. The soundtrack remains in the document and plays in Keynote for Mac and Keynote for iOS.
  • Recorded audio (voiceover narration) doesn't play on iCloud. It remains in the document and plays in Keynote for Mac and Keynote for iOS. Editing your document in Keynote for iCloud might make the recording out of sync with the slideshow.
  • The setting to automatically play a slideshow when it's opened is ignored.
  • The setting to restart a slideshow on idle is ignored.

Numbers

  • Forms in a Numbers for iOS spreadsheet are hidden when you open the spreadsheet in Numbers for iCloud. 
  • In Numbers for iCloud you can edit a table linked to a form and your edits appear in the form when you open the spreadsheet in Numbers for iOS. 
  • In Numbers for iCloud, deleting a table linked to a form clears the form. Merging cells in a table linked to a form might clear the form.

Learn more

You can also open your iWork for iCloud documents in iWork for Mac or iWork for iOS, if you're using the required versions of iWork, OS X, and iOS

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