Sending .pages document by email and using in Word

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  1. chairguru22 macrumors 6502a

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    I typed a paper in Pages and I try to email it as an attachment and it never works. I've tried my school email and Gmail and neither has been able to send it. What is the deal? Also, will a document saved in Pages open as text in Word? if not, how do I do that? Thanks.
     
  2. diametric macrumors regular

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    Don;t know why the attachment won;t send.

    But, .pages documents won't open in M$ Word. You'll have to open the .pages file in pages and then export as .doc.
     
  3. Gee macrumors 65816

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    The email might be struggling with a non-three-letter ending to your file name (i.e. .pages or nothing, rather than .doc, .ppt. .jpg etc.) PCs are fussy like that.
     
  4. shawsinio macrumors regular

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    Hiya, I don't think a .pages file will work with word, so you must export it. To do this, open the .pages file in pages, click file>export the click the word .doc file icon in the window that opens, then select what to call it and where to save it and click export. The file wil then be in .doc format. Try and have a go at uploading that rather than the .pages file. The.doc file will open in both pages and word, so hopefully that helps you!

    shawsinio
     
  5. lOUDsCREAMEr macrumors regular

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    .page is actually a folder, really
    if really want to send it, zip it first (Cmd + Click, Create Archive of ..)
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Be careful. If your recipient's email service is virus-protected, it might delete the .zip file as a matter of course. It is better to send uncompressed .doc files.
     
  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Export them from Pages, otherwise the PC user won't be able to open them.

    If they need editing send them as a Word document (File==>Export==>Word), though it's a art not a science and if the document is more than just text it might not display correctly.

    If no editing is required send them as a PDF, (File==>Export==>PDF) as that will display exactly as on your screen on their PC.
     
  8. chairguru22 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    awesome. thanks for all the help and tips. everything worked out.
     
  9. GITANAJAVA macrumors regular

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    Speaking of .zip files: over a period of several weeks, I created a marketing plan for a client. Originally started in TextEdit (an .rtf file), with the addition of pro formas and graphics, etc., it became an .rtfd file. So far, no problems -- the file did exactly what we wanted it to, when we wanted it to. UNTIL...we attempted to email it to two other colleagues as a Windows-friendly .rtfd. On their end, it arrived as an .exe (or .zip) file and in several individual parts, rather than as a single document.

    Because of the extensive nature of the graphics, images, charts, tables, text, URL's, ad nauseum, AND because the business plan has several other contributors who will need to edit some small but specific portions of the plan, we were trying to avoid lengthy .pdf downloads until the final draft was completed; then, we'd .pdf the final package.

    All that said, two questions:

    1) We created an .rtfd file, we attached it to a prefacing e-mail message as an .rtfd, we sent an .rtfd document. So at what stage did our innocent little .rtfd file become a menacing .exe/.zip file? At our end, when we hit "send" or at the receivers' end, when they downloaded the document?

    2) With most if not all of the webmail services filtering .zip files, what other means does one have for conveying legitimate business information that needs review &/or co-editing on large, "mixed media" documents, particularly when the various work group members are NOT part of a single company or intranet?

    I tried Skype's file sharing/sending feature, not impressed. YouSendIt.com wouldn't send it. (The document is less than 10 megs.)

    Appreciate any feedback, ideas, etc. from fellow MacRu's who've dealt successfully with this challenge :D
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Mate, is the file extension part of the name? Macs don't necessarily need the extension written in the name for them, but PCs do. Sometimes this confuses them. :)
     
  11. GITANAJAVA macrumors regular

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    I have my preferences set to show the extension names because I need reminding of what I'm doing and in what format. So, at my end, the filename reads "clientname_finalplan.rtfd" and is attached as same, but it arrives at MS users' e-boxes as "clientname_finalplan.zip" or as "clientname_finalplan.exe". Needless to say, with the vigilance of webmail services like Yahoo and Gmail, the e-mail (and the attached file) are either bounced or if delivered, the recipient is unable to open it. Color me exasperated.

    MJ, any assistance is appreciated, as always. Ta, mate! :)
     

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