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When saving to iCloud Drive, is it possible for AD to rename the file stored on iCloud?

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For example, I create a new doc in AD on my iPad. It's named Untitled1 (or 2, 3, etc) by default. I rename it to "Super Awesome Sketch." This name is reflected in the app but if I look on iCloud drive, the name is still Untitled1.

I don't know if this is some kind of Apple-enforced restriction where AD can only save to iCloud but not rename files, but it'd be great if the iCloud doc reflected the document name you see in AD.

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Hi @willryan042 Sounds like you need to Save back to iCloud. iOS is a little different to other OSes but you can save the proper file name.

What you are seeing on iCloud is the original document saved as untitled. AD also has a 'working' copy in its sandbox.

If you open the document and use Document Menu/Save a Copy you can specify a name, select a location (iCloud) and add to store it. Now close the document, exit to Project screen and close the document residing on Project screen using 3 bars menu/Close. Now tap + sign and tap Open from Cloud. Navigate to iCloud and tap the recently saved  and renamed file to open it. In the Document menu you will now see a Save option (above Save A Copy). Any edits you make will be saved back to iCloud doc when you use this Save menu option. Hope this makes sense. :)


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Hallo zusammen, ich habe nicht das gleiche aber ein ähnliches Problem: Das ändern des Dateinamens innerhalb Affinity Designer wirkt sich nicht auf die Datei aus, die auf dem iPad in der Dateien.app gespeichert ist. 

Speicherort: Auf meinem iPad

Hello, everybody: I don't have the same problem but a similar one: Changing (rename) the file name within Affinity Designer doesn't affect the file stored on the iPad in Files.app.

Location: On the iPad

AD 1.7.1 on iOS 12.3.1 on iPad Pro 9,7“

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On 6/23/2019 at 9:53 AM, Cojo said:

Hallo zusammen, ich habe nicht das gleiche aber ein ähnliches Problem: Das ändern des Dateinamens innerhalb Affinity Designer wirkt sich nicht auf die Datei aus, die auf dem iPad in der Dateien.app gespeichert ist. 

Speicherort: Auf meinem iPad

Hello, everybody: I don't have the same problem but a similar one: Changing (rename) the file name within Affinity Designer doesn't affect the file stored on the iPad in Files.app.

Location: On the iPad

AD 1.7.1 on iOS 12.3.1 on iPad Pro 9,7“

As Dave said above, files in the sandbox and files in the files app are 2 different files unless you follow DM1’s instructions to change the name, save to to files, close it which removes it from sandbox then reopen it from the files area. Now the file in the sandbox will overwrite the copy in the files app when you press save.


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Yes there appears to be an issue currently with renaming a file. Saving a renamed file is not updating the source file neither is it adding a new copy to the default folder. :(


IPad Pro 10.5 512GB iOS 12.3.1 Affinity Photo 1.7.2.150 Affinity Design 1.7.2.4 Publisher for iPad ?

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The way DM1 described it works. But its more like a workaround. Name changes via "rename file" don't work as desired yet, cause it has  no effect on the stored file in the file.app. This is especially important when, for example, several versions of a file have to be edited and safed. It probably seems to be a bug. 

Anyway, a big thank to everyone for your attention and replies.

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