Can Windows Users Read Pages '09 Documents

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  1. barcafan1990 macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2009
    I have a proposal due for an english class, and I have to email it to my professor. I know he does not have a Mac, much less Pages, so will he be able to read my document that I created in Pages '09 on his PC? I know he has Office 2007, if that helps.

    Or do i have to save the file in some special format from within Pages?
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    No, you will have to export it as a Word File, a RTF file, or a PDF
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Save it as PDF, as this is OS and software independent (almost).

    To save as PDF, go to Print (Cmd + P), and there is a button on the bottom left, that says save as PDF.
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    If the user only needs to read a document, then I would recommend going with pdf over RTF. Sometimes RTF doesn't always keep the formatting exactly the same. With the pdf option, you can double check before sending the document.

    Yep, this is definitely the way to go if the receiver doesn't need to edit the document.
  5. barcafan1990 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2009
    Thanks. Will do. I'm pretty sure he doesnt need to edit it. Hes just going to grade it.
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    did he specify the file type he wants it submitted as?
  7. barcafan1990 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2009
    No. He's a very unorganized professor. And I'm not trying to sound cocky or say I'm perfect, but i was just looking ahead and trying to avoid any problems that could arise.
  8. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    You can also export in Word format, though it will likely mess up some of the formatting.

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