Keaton
Hi. So I bought the SME app for iPad to use CloudDav to link my Dropbox with iWork. It seems to be working, but there are a few odd things I have noticed so far. First, is when I added and uploaded files in my Dropbox folder in OS X, it appears in the Dropbox app on my iPad, but it doesn't appear in the CloudDav for Dropbox until I open and sync the iSMEStorage app (however when I upload from iWork to dropbox using CloudDav it seems to appear in my Dropbox straight away. So am I meant to open and sync the iSMEStorage app before using CloudDav with iWork on iPad each time I make changes to my Dropbox on another platform? This would sort of defeat the purpose to CloudDav, so I'm guessing I have a setting wrong or something, hopefully.

A second thing I have noticed is that the filename for any Pages files I edit is changed to add ".pages" at the end of it. Is this a quirk of CloudDav, or something that iWork always does when working with WebDav?

And finally each time I work with a file in iWork from my Dropbox using CloudDav (opening a document and then saving it back again), two extra documents are created on the root level of my dropbox with the same names as the file I dealt with. One seems to be a copy of the original file with a timestamp added to its file name and the other seems to be a copy of the document I saved over the original document with, with the same name but a different timestamp in the filename and it has ".pages" on the end of it. Am I supposed to delete the files and why were they even made in the first place?
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admin
I'm not sure I understand the .pages extension question. iWork Pages saves documents in this format or have I misunderstood the question?

The small files that were created where a result of versioning on DropBox it seems. We made a small tweak so you should find this is no longer occurring.

If you upload files to DropBox direct you do need to refresh the file meta data cache within SMEStorage. You can do this from the iOS App, from the site or other clients. If your package allows it you can also just set an automated schedule refresh by logging into the website and going to My Account ->Schedule Tab. If Schedule is not enabled for your package you can add it by visiting the "Cloud Add On's" from the sidebar after login from the website.
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Keaton
Thanks for replying to my message.

I think the .pages issue might be my computer not showing file extensions by default, because it seems to treat files with and without the extension as the same file.

I will sync the SME app before each iWork use. Usually if I want to edit a document on iPad, it is after working on it on my notebook. It only takes a few seconds to do I suppose and it should tie me over until iCloud. It's better than Dropdavs $5 per month fee :3

Thanks again

EDIT: Actually there was just one more question. I noticed that in one of my Dropbox folders (one that wasn't shared) an image file named "angle1" appeared and then disappeared a minute later. I couldn't really think of how this might have happened. Is "angel1" a test file used by SME when testing customer Dropboxes? Because no one else has access to that Dropbox folder.
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mctavish
                       
"If you upload files to DropBox direct you do need to refresh the file meta data cache within SMEStorage. You can do this from the iOS App, from the site or other clients. If your package allows it you can also just set an automated schedule refresh by logging into the website and going to My Account ->Schedule Tab. If Schedule is not enabled for your package you can add it by visiting the "Cloud Add On's" from the sidebar after login from the website."

Exactly how do I "
refresh the file meta data cache within SMEStorage" from the iOS App?

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you can add it by visiting the "Cloud Add On's""

Are you referring to the "Cloud View Refresh Scheduling?" If I have this Add On, will everything run on automatic? I got the SMEStorage iOS App so that I could edit my iWork Pages files that I have stored in Dropbox without jumping through all of the email hoops with every edit. It seems to be working except I am getting multiple retained version files as well as the small versioning files to which you refer above.

Thanks.
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