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    I have recently installed Dropbox but not really sure how it works I don't find it user friendly, if you have shared a file with someone how do you know it's shared ?
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    First, you should have Dropbox installed on your main computer as well as on the iPad... If you just have it on the iPad It's not that useful.

    I use Dropbox as an easy method to 'put' PDF and Word files on my iPad. I copy them to the Dropbox folder on the main computer.. Then, when I open Dropbox on my iPad, I can read them using iPad apps. There is an option in the iPad Dropbox to "Open With".. I open PDF files with the Adobe reader app and I open Word files with the 'GoodReader' app. Once you've opened a document, that document gets 'uploaded' to the iPad and is always there to read when you're offline..

    As far as sharing... When you install Dropbox on your main computer, you should see a PDF document explaining how to use it.. There are instructions there on how to set up a public directory where you can share files with friends...
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    Ah .. I see

    If that's the case it's not going to work for what I want , MSN in closing and I wanted an app that worked in the same manner ie others that I select being able to see & share what I allow
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    Dropbox will "share" certain files and folders with others, you just have to set each "share" up in Dropbox. Have not tried it via the iPad app, but the PC and web interfaces work well.
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    Only have a notebook and an iPad and Dropbox is on iPad will it work on a notebook ??
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    Sure will! There are Dropbox versions for all Windows and also Macs.

    This first pic shows how to share a single file from the iPad app:


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    Can copy the link, or choose any of the above mentioned methods, including email.



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    This one shows what a folder looks like if it is shared with someone else (who also has Dropbox).
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