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Set up cloud documents to use offline

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No Internet access? Learn how to make your cloud documents available offline in Adobe Fresco, Adobe Aero, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe XD, and Adobe InDesign. You can also make them available offline permanently through the Creative Cloud desktop app.

Can I work on cloud documents while offline?

Yes, you can work offline on any cloud document that you have opened recently. To make one available offline, you simply have to open it.

How to check if your cloud document is ready for offline use

  1. Launch your Creative Cloud app.

  2. Select Your files or Files > Your files.

    The Files tab in Creative Cloud desktop app showing different tabs to view your files, files shared with you, your libraries, and so on.
    Your files on the Creative Cloud desktop app display.

    Note:

    For apps available on iPad, select the folder icon in the left rail to view your Cloud documents.

  3. Look for the indicator that a local copy is available.

    The Your files tab showing your cloud documents with indicators - green indicator for files that are available offline, and cloud indicator for files that are available only on cloud.
    A - Available offline (or no icon in some mobile apps) B - Online only

How to make your cloud document available offline

If your cloud document shows  or , open the cloud document and it becomes available to you offline. Some apps let you make a cloud document always be available offline.

What happens when I come back online?

When you're back online, your updated document is automatically uploaded to Creative Cloud and is available across all your devices.

Can I set a document to always be available for working offline?

Yes, you can make your cloud documents always available offline in the Creative Cloud desktop app. With this setting, you don't need to open a document before you go offline. It remains stored permanently in the cloud, but your local copy syncs with any changes you might make on a different device.

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app. (Select the   icon in your Windows taskbar or the macOS menu bar.)

  2. In the Files tab, select Your files

    The Files tab in Creative Cloud desktop app showing different tabs to view your files, files shared with you, your libraries, and so on.
    Your cloud documents display.

    Your cloud documents are displayed in the Your files section.

  3. Select the cloud document you want to make available offline.

  4. Select the More actions icon  in the right sidebar, and then select Make available offline always.

    The expanded menu showing actions such as make cloud documents available offline, download the document, and open in web.
    You can now always access your document offline.

Your cloud document now becomes available for offline editing in your app. When you're back online, your updated cloud document is automatically uploaded to Creative Cloud and is available across all your devices.

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