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    Aug 17, 2011
    iCloud and MS Office for Mac
    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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    Dec 09, 2010
    Currently 13" Late 2010 MBA, 4GB/128GB; Early 2011 13" MBP, dual core i7 2.7ghz, 4gb ram, 500gb hd
    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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    Member Since
    Aug 17, 2011
    Thanks. I thought as much; I'll try Drop Box, or carry on with the flash-drive-thing.

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    May 24, 2010
    Dropbox works great! access to all my office documents from my ipad, windows pc and macbook pro!

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    Oct 06, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    13" MBP - Mid 2012 - i7 / iPad Air / iPhone 5s / ATV3
    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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    Feb 24, 2011
    March 2011 15" MBP 2.3GHz i7 Quad Core 8GB Ram | Mid 2011 27" iMac 3.4 GHz i7 16 GB RAM 2 TB HDD
    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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