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Importing files from Dropbox into Pages or Numbers

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by michali, Jun 14, 2013.

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    I have some excel files in Dropbox and am thinking of purchasing Numbers (I already have Pages) but not sure how to download my Dropbox file so I can work on it in Pages or Numbers, if I buy it. When I download the file to the ipad, I get options to open in several apps but Pages is not one of them. I do not want to buy Numbers and find I cannot download files to the app to work on. Any advice please?
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    If you use the Dropbox app, all you have to do is tap the doc/docx file you want to open in Pages. As soon as you see it, tap the arrow in the upper right corner to get these options:



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    Select "Open In...", then a variety of apps that work with your file will show up. One of them should be Pages. Tap it to open the file there.


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    If you can't see it, slide to the left, perhaps there are some more apps to choose from.
    It works the same with Numbers and xls/xlsx files.


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    Thanks, I was doing all that but I only get "open" in Pages option when it is a doc file. I guess if I purchase Numbers, I will be given the Numbers option to open excel files from Dropbox.
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    That's correct. Doc opens in Pages, xls in Numbers and ppt in Keynote.
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    And yes, you have to have the app (Numbers here) installed before you get the "Open in" dialog for it. Impossible otherwise.
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    Numbers looks so attractive but some of the reviews are not good....I will probably continue using Quickoffice to open excel files

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