A string of new updates later, iWork for iCloud is going strong. The thing is still in beta, but apparently, the updates are making iWork for iCloud be a stable replacement for the standalone iWork package that has worked remotely on iOS devices and the Mac.

For those of you who have updated to the new iWork, you might want to know how to export or save your work on iCloud so that you can access Pages, Keynote or Numbers wherever you are, on whichever device you want to. Here’s what you need to do.

How to Save iWork docs to iCloud from the Mac

Note that for this to work, you should be running the latest version of Pages, Numbers or Keynote – a version that supports iCloud saving.

To save an iWork document to iCloud:

  • Open the document. This means opening Pages/Numbers/Keynote and choosing On my Mac from the top and then opening the document.
  • After you open the document, click on the title bar.
  • In the save window that opens beneath the title bar, change the location (Where) to iCloud. (Don’t see the option? You have to either configure the iCloud account on your Mac or update iWork software)
  • The document should now be saved to your iCloud account, accessible from any place, any device that’s connected to your iCloud account.

This is not the only way though. If you work through the browser, you can upload documents directly to iWork for iCloud. Here’s how to do that:

  • Open the web browser (Safari, Chrome or Firefox) and go to https://www.icloud.com
  • Depending on what type of a document you want to upload, click on Pages/Numbers/Keynote.
  • When the iWork app opens, click on the cog wheel (settings icon)
  • Then click on Upload document

How to Export iWork Documents to the iCloud

  • Select the file you need to upload to iCloud and click Upload. Done!

How do you upload bulk documents to iCloud?

Simple. After you click Upload Document… (in the second method, the one through icloud.com), Ctrl+click on all the files you want to upload (multi-select).