"Pages" doc in Windows

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  1. fjs08 macrumors 65816

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    Hi,
    Received my iWork '05 yesterday. Played around with it and wrote a few docs. Nice program. However, for the heck of it, I attached a Pages document to an e-mail and sent it to my wife's Dell. How can you open a Pages doc in Windows. Granted Apple/Mac is the way to go, but we still live in a world that utilizes both formats. I received a message that it couldn't open, didn't recognize the format, etc, etc. I recall seeing the format being an xxx.pages.sit.

    Thanks.

    Frank
     
  2. rccola70 macrumors regular

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    uhh...After saving the document in Pages, you then go to Files -> Export and export it as either a Word document or rtf or Plain Text, which ever one you want..just not the one thats from the save menu.
     
  3. maya macrumors 68040

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    Export the document to M$ Word format, and you are good to go. :)
     
  4. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    gotta save it as a word document (filename.doc) and then send a windows friendly attachment.
     
  5. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    I just thought it would be funny to post a fourth identical response....

    Export it as a Word file.

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  6. maya macrumors 68040

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    ROTF, I was just a few seconds late to post the reply. Though lets all just ad to his little humour. :)
     
  7. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ahhhh, I see!!! Now it all makes sense. Initially I just wondered what in the world???

    Here's another if you can--and this may be really dumb. When I wrote the Pages doc, and this goes for any Save As file, I get the choices of places to save. Now usually they are the larger sized places that appear when I open up my hard drive. Ok, so I do I get them saved deeper in the folders??? Usually I just save everything to the desktop and from there drag and drop it into where I want it. There has to be a more direct way????
    Thanks again.
    Frank
     
  8. Simon Liquid macrumors regular

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    To the right of the name of the file, there's an arrow. Click it and you get the more full featured save window. That is, I don't know anything about Pages but I assume it uses the standard save dialog. Here's wondering if I got it typed out first…
     
  9. MacNeXT macrumors 6502

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    Not exactly sure what you mean by "larger sized places". It doesn't really matter where you save your documents. I save a lot of files to my desktop, usually files that are just temporary and are to be thrown away after reading/listening/watching. Documents I want to keep, or that I'm working on I keep in the Documents folder. If you do a "Save as...", you see the user folders (like the Documents folder) in the left most column. Same goes for the Movies, Music and Pictures folder. You can create a new (sub) folder to categorize even further. For example, I have a School folder in my Documents folder.

    But this is really basic stuff. If you're really wondering about how these things work, you should pick up some Mac OS X book that explains it all. Or just play around until you get it ;-)
     
  10. maya macrumors 68040

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    By default a text document usually saves to the Document Folder. If it was a movie or music application and file it would save it to the Movie or Music folder as iTunes and iMovie does. The same can be said for Pictures and iPhoto.

    You do not need to save to the desktop as it will automatically save it to the document folder unless you state otherwise. :)
     
  11. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    >>To the right of the name of the file, there's an arrow. Click it and you get the more full featured save window. That is, I don't know anything about Pages but I assume it uses the standard save dialog. Here's wondering if I got it typed out first…<<

    ROFL. That's it!!! I've seen that little arrow a million times and never ever thought about clicking it!!

    Thanks.

    Frank
     
  12. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    Remember that if you export to Word you are in no way guaranteed that it will look good, or even the same. You can't keep swapping between Pages and Word and keep consistency.
     
  13. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    I'v always wondered what does it do when u select it to send as a windows friendly attachemnt???
     
  14. maya macrumors 68040

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    A Windows friendly file/attachment is one that has all sorts of viruses and trojans. ;) :)
     
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    It adds a virus. ;) :)
     
  17. Vanilla macrumors 6502a

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    I guess the safest method - assuming the windows user has no need to edit the document but purely needs to be able to read it - is to save the completed Pages doc as a PDF file and send that across to the windows brethren.

    Vanilla
     
  18. maya macrumors 68040

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    As strange as it may sound, not all windows users have Adobe Acrobat installed and given that MS Office is finicky who knows if it will even read it as expected. ;) :)
     

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