Can't attach Pages file in email??

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  1. elevenpower macrumors newbie

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    I've encountered an odd problem that hopefully you guys could help me with. When I try to send work i've done using Pages through email, it won't let me attach it. I have to export it as a Microsoft Word document in order for my email service (yahoo mail) to recongnize it and attach it as an attachment. Anyone else have this problem or know how I could remedy it?
     
  2. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    Try making it a .zip by control-clicking and selecting make archive. Online email accounts sometimes restirct the file types that you can attach. They think it keeps people from sending viruses.
     
  3. Fukui macrumors 68000

    Fukui

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    Pages files are actually special folders called bundles.
    When you try to upload to yahoo, its actually uploading a folder, so just zip it.
    You can see what is inside by clicking the file and choosing "show package contents" to get at whats inside the bundle.
    Applications are also like this...
     
  4. BavarianWheels macrumors newbie

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    I'm almost embarrassed. It's Oct. 2009 and this originates from 2005...

    Ok, I don't find the option to "make archive" when control-clicking the file.

    Also, do I need to download a zip program or is there something already on the Mac to do so. Thx. (I'm not the most Mac/computer savvy person)

    There has to be a new and better way for this with the time that's gone by already, no?
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  5. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    It's built in to OS X.

    Right Click on a file, and go to COMPRESS (it's within the top 5 selections).

    From then on, the compressed (zipped) file will appear in the same area as the original file.
     
  6. BavarianWheels macrumors newbie

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  7. dtaggart macrumors newbie

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    yes, i'm struggling

    ok, so i want to right-click on the file...but pages is greyed out as an option however i try to access it when attempting to attach something. also, going into pages directly i don't see how to right-click on the document itself nor do i see compress or archive as an option under the document itself. i really love my new mac but i am struggling with it!!
     
  8. bocomo macrumors 6502

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    right click it from Finder and you should have no problems

    also, in Pages, you can Export the doc as a pdf, if that suits your purpose
     
  9. dtaggart macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!

    Awesome! Thanks so much. Now of course I am going to ask more questions.. I didn't realize when I bought my Mac that it was going to be such a learning curve. I am trying to apply to jobs and everything is set up for PCs as far as pasting in resumes, etc. My resume gets really messed up when I cut and paste it in. What is Entourage? Is it worth it?
     
  10. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    It depends on the web site, but you're best bet might be to create your resume as plain text with minimal formatting. It should (might) look better.

    You shouldn't need Entourage.

    mt
     
  11. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    Entourage is the email/To Do program within MS Office for Mac (sort of a poor cousin to Outlook). It will be replaced in Office 2010 by a Mac version of Outlook.
     
  12. Fukui macrumors 68000

    Fukui

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    Here is what I do.

    Copy the text and open the Text Edit application.
    In the app, there is a format menu.
    Choose format to plain text.

    Paste into the text edit window.
    Then copy again from text edit and paste into the browser...

    Should fix up most thing (esp when pasting from word)
     

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