Apple to Close iWork Service on July 31 2012

Apple has announced that will be closing on July 31 2012. When that date passes it will be no longer possible to log in and use the service. Any documents still in there will be gone.

Apple is now encouraging users to switch to iCloud. Full text below.

After July 31, 2012, you can no longer publish new documents to from any iWork application on your Mac or iOS device. Documents already shared on will not be available to you or to those you shared documents with.

Moving forward, you can use iCloud to share documents between your computer and your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Learn more about or sign up for iCloud.

How to save your documents to a computer:

To save a copy of your documents shared on, sign into before July 31, 2012. Then, download all of your documents to your computer. You should do this as early as possible.

Here are steps to download your documents from

Go to from a web browser.
Sign in with the Apple ID and password you previously used with your account.
In the Shared Documents page, you will see all of the documents you have shared using Click the download arrow associated with the documents you want to download and preserve.
When the drop-down menu appears, select the format you want for your download by choosing from the available options: iWork ’09, Microsoft Office, or PDF.

If you have published any documents publicly, make sure you remove links to the documents and embedded Keynote presentations from your websites before July 31, 2012.

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