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I was looking so forward to iCloud, because I thought it would make it so much simpler for me to access all of my documents on my iMac at work on my Macbook or iPhone when I travel, or on my iMac at home. Now, unless I'm missing something, it appears that my MS Office Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files don't go into the cloud. Am I right? Am I back to remembering to copy everything to a flash drive before leaving the office?
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Correct - MS Office has not been rewritten to support iCloud yet. From various rumors, I would expect it sometime in the future, but no guess as to when. Another option would be to use DropBox to transfer documents back and forth.
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Thanks. I thought as much; I'll try Drop Box, or carry on with the flash-drive-thing.
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Dropbox works great! access to all my office documents from my ipad, windows pc and macbook pro!
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If you have the 2011 version of MS Office, it should come with Live Mesh which is Microsoft's version of iCloud. Little more manual setup but gives you cloud access to your Microsoft documents (and anything else you want). I run both on my MBP and haven't seen any issues doing so.

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I use Dropbox for this - it's great. I can work on my MBP on a set of documents - and they're automatically updated on my iMac and, if I want, the iPad. Dropbox will serve as a great surrogate until MS is integrated with iCloud.
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Yeah, I'll throw my support behind Dropbox as well. Another service you may want to look into is Google Docs (or any other web based word processor). The benefit of using those lies in not needing to have Office on the machine that you're working on. The only requirement there is a browser which you'd have anyway if you were online.

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