How can I copy and paste wiki or blog contents with background colors?

Question: When I copy and paste wiki or blog contents, the Filamente app does not copy background colors. How can I accomplish this with Filamente?

Answer: iOS changes text sizes and colors automatically. But luckily, you can undo this! After pasting your wiki contents in the text field, shake your iPhone or iPad to bring up the Undo Change Attributes dialog. Choose “Undo” to recover the lost text sizes and colors.

Tutorial – How to Edit MS PowerPoint Files and Save Back to SharePoint

To edit a Microsoft PowerPoint file and save the changes to your SharePoint server on your iPad or iPhone, please perform the following steps:

1. Using the Filamente app, navigate to a SharePoint document library and open a Microsoft PowerPoint file.
2. Tap the Edit button located on the bottom right corner.
3. Tap Edit in PowerPoint (If you do not see this option, please verify that you installed the Microsoft PowerPoint app on your device and you are using the full version of the Filamente app).

Edit MS PowerPoint files and Save Back to SharePoint

Edit MS PowerPoint files and Save Back to SharePoint

Tutorial – How to Edit MS Word Documents and Save Back to SharePoint

To edit a Microsoft Word document and save the changes to your SharePoint server on your iPad or iPhone, please perform the following steps:

1. Using the Filamente app, navigate to a SharePoint document library and open a Microsoft Word file.
2. Tap the Edit button located on the bottom right corner.
3. Tap Edit in Word (If you do not see this option, please verify that you installed the Microsoft Word app on your device and you are using the full version of the Filamente app).

Edit in Word and Save to SharePoint

Edit in Word and Save to SharePoint

Tutorial – How to Edit MS Excel Files and Save Back to SharePoint

To edit a Microsoft Excel files and save the changes to your SharePoint server on your iPad or iPhone, please perform the following steps:

1. Using the Filamente app, navigate to a SharePoint document library and open a Microsoft Excel file.
2. Tap the Edit button located on the bottom right corner.
3. Tap Edit in Excel (If you do not see this option, please verify that you installed the Microsoft Excel app on your device and you are using the full version of the Filamente app).

Edit MS Excel Files and Save to SharePoint

Edit MS Excel Files and Save to SharePoint

How to Download Documents in a SharePoint Document Library or Folder

To enable Offline Sync at a SharePoint document library or list level:
1. Tap a SharePoint site
2. Tap “Offline Sync” button for a document library that you would like to enable the offline sync
3. Tap Save
4. Tap the “Start Sync” in the upper right corner

To enable Offline Sync at a folder level:
1. Navigate to a document library
2. Perform long-press (hold and press) on a folder of a document library
3. Tap “Offline Sync” button for a document library that you would like to enable the offline sync
4. Tap Save
5. Tap the “Start Sync” in the upper right corner

Please note that, if you want to perform offline sync using a cellular data such as 4G LTE or 3G, please go to Settings, and then disable “Sync on 3G /4G LTE.”

Also, please note that, to enable the offline sync at a folder level, there should be no offline sync at its document library. Please disable the offline sync at a document library level to enable the offline sync at a folder level.

 

 

 

How do I pull up a SharePoint document, edit it and then save it back to SharePoint?

For editing a MS-word or MS-excel, please perform the following steps:

  1. Select a document to edit
  2. Tap Action item, and tap “Open In…”
  3. Select a third-party editor program such as DocsToGo or Quickoffice
  4. Edit a MS-word or excel file from DocsToGo or Quickoffice

To upload an edited file to SharePoint:

  1. From DocsToGo or Quickoffice, send the edited document using “Open In…” function or Mail app. The document will stored in the Inbox folder under the Local Docs.
  2. From Filamente, tap “Local Doc Upload” to upload a document.

How do I put documents to Local Documents?

With the current version, there are two ways for you to put files to Local Documents:

  1. Using “Open-In”—You can send a document from other applications such as Mail App via “Open-In” function. For example, if you have an email with a document attached, you can open the email from Mail App, view the attached document, and send the document to Filamente using “Open-In” menu. The document will be stored in the Local Documents folder of Filamente.
  2. Using “Save” button—When you view a document from Filamente, you can tap the Save icon (icon with Floppy Disk shape). The document will be stored in Local Documents folder.

What type of documents can I view using Filamente?

You can view the following type of documents—Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, Text, and picture formats. You can also play media files such as MP3 and MOV files.

Is it possible to “download” a PDF from SharePoint using Filemente, hand over the document to the PDF editor, and then put it back into SharePoint?

You can use “Open In…” menu in Filamente to send a PDF file to other applications such as iAnnotate. Once you finished modifying the PDF file from iAnnotate, you can send the file back to Filamente using “Open In…” menu in iAnnotate. The modified file will be stored in “Local Documents” section in Filamente, and you can upload the modified PDF file to SharePoint via “Upload from Local Docs” menu.

Can Filamente edit documents?

The short answer is yes for text files and no for other files with proprietary formats such as Microsoft Office documents and PDF files. The current version of Filamente supports the document editing in two ways:

  1. Text files (.txt, .html, .xml, etc.): In Filamente, you can create or edit a text file from “Local Documents” view by tapping “+” button, and then upload to SharePoint using “Upload from Local Docs” option.
  2. MS document files or PDF files: You can send these documents using “Open In…” from Filamente, and edit these documents using a third-party application such as DocsToGo, QuickOffice or iAnnotate, and send them back to Filamente. And then, you can upload those updated documents to SharePoint using Filamente.