Why can't other's open my docs created in Pages when I attach to an email?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by pugthepig, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2012
    I can't figure out what is wrong. Whenever I create a document using Pages on my iMac I can't share it by simply attaching it to an email. No one can open it from the email. I've been forced to send it to my self, open it in Google Docs and then sharing the link for Google Docs. Any suggestions on what I am doing wrong and how to fix it?
  2. macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    This will depend on what format you are saving the file in, and what application your buddies are using to view it.

    You can save Pages files in a number of different formats, docx included. If you want just about everyone to be able to open and view them, then try saving as an rtf ( rich text format ) file...this is a cross platform format and should do the trick.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2007
    In my Corner
    Try saving in PDF. I do this for collaboration as I do not know what word processor everyone is using and I want my document to retain its formatting.
  4. macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    They might be using Microsoft Word like the rest of the world and you're not saving as a compatible file
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2009
    Yeah, if you're going to use a non-standard program, you should be mindful and cater to what everyone else uses, Word. Go to Share>Export and export as a word document. If you have a lot of formatting, I would suggest exporting it as a PDF to maintain that.

    I use Pages and don't even have Word installed on my computer, and this has worked for me for years.

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