How can I automatically sync a cloud-based PDF doc to a local copy always available for printing in the absence of an Internet connection?

Joseph Videtto February 2, 2013
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Google and Microsoft apps sync local files (available offline) to cloud-based corresponding counterparts. But how could I sync a cloud-based “master” file, created and maintained by someone else (currently as a downloadable PDF) to my local machine. So that at any given moment I have the latest copy locally available for printing. Without any more intervention on my part than an initial setup?

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  1. Oron Joffe
    February 3, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Hi Joe, Dropbox SugarSync etc are an obvious solution, but it's not clear to me from your question where the PDF resides on the internet and as such, whether they can be retrieved this way. If the file is accessible via FTP, for example, then running WGET (a utility for retrieving web & FTP files) continuously may be a better option.

  2. Jacques Knipe
    February 3, 2013 at 9:33 am

    I would have to say Dropbox as well. It saves the documents in an offline folder of your choosing as far as I know.

  3. ha14
    February 2, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    perhaps through dropbox
    How do I share folders with other people?
    https://www.dropbox.com/help/19/en

    How do I share a file or folder with others?
    https://www.dropbox.com/help/274/en

    Sync files shared with you
    http://support.google.com/drive/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2375189&topic=2375186&ctx=topic