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I don't get the intended differences and uses of iwork versus idisk. It wuld seem that there needs to only be one and that one would be iwork since that is the only thing Pages can import and export from
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iDisk and iWork are two very different things. iDisk allows you to host files online while iWork is an office suite.

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Did the OP perhaps mean iWork.com instead of iDisk? That's all I can figure out, since an iDisk and iWork are such totally different things he could not possibly mean what he actually asked.
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[[Did the OP perhaps mean iWork.com instead of iDisk? ]]\\Yes, I am a dolt. That is what I meant. The target/spource in iPad Pages "Share via iWork.com"

Sorry for confusion
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Yay! I'm psychic!

Wait ... if I'm psychic, why didn't I already know that?

Anyway, your question on the differences between iWork.com and iDisk more or less comes down to collaboration.

With iWork.com, I only have to upload my Pages document once. The recipient -- or more importantly, many recipients if I wish -- can get it in Pages format (if they use Pages themselves), Word format (if they're on a PC) or PDF (if they're not needed to "mess" with it and just want to read it). That's handy.

Also, they can easily attach comments to the file (as opposed to putting comments in the body of the file, which is sometimes not preferable). Finally, I think the interface is un-intimidating for some people.

With iDisk, I can easily post a document for someone to download, but trying to make that document available to mass numbers of people can be difficult. Also, I'd have to post a "Mac" and "PC" version (depending on what I was working on of course). And there's no function for comments/notes.

Hopefully that makes the differences clearer. I believe at some point in the future (who knows when), Apple will substantially beef up iWork.com to make it more distinct (and probably more business-oriented).
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Good explanation.

With no USB or SD card all I need is temporary external backup. I use "email to myself" for that purpose now. Which, really, is not that bad of a solution.

But I hope you are right aboout this:

" ... I believe at some point in the future (who knows when), Apple will substantially beef up iWork.com to make it more distinct (and probably more business-oriented). "
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I like the way Microsoft Live intergrates with the program and you can open from and save to it just as simply as if it was a disk drive. I hope the iPad iWorks trilogy eventually gets to something that simple.
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