Cant get Pages document to attach to an email

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  1. NewGuyToMac macrumors newbie

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    I have created a document in Pages and I am trying to get it to attach to an email and am having difficulties. I have tried using my Mobile Me account, my school account, and my Yahoo account. I have tried in both Safari and Firefox. Any ideas why its not attaching?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. sammich macrumors 601

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    I remember having a problem emailing Pages documents a while back. I don't use it that much often. Have you tried googling for it?
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i think the way pages saves is a bit weird, and since its not the 'normal' or 'standard' document some places have trouble with it.

    easiest way to solve it: create and archive of the file and send it that way.
     
  4. Luke1robb macrumors 6502a

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    I've had the same problem, hopefully this will be fixed in iWork '09 whenever it comes out.
     
  5. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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    Pages is actually saving documents as a package (=kind of a folder). You can attach it flawlessly using Mail, but not using a web-based client (since it's not a file). There are currently two workarounds:

    1. Export to .pdf or .doc, and email.

    2. Right-click on a pages document, make an archive (=.zip), and email that.
     
  6. NewGuyToMac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your help. Does Office do the same thing? I am a law student and have to email and print a lot of documents and thinking that I am going to get office and just use that.
     
  7. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    are you using Mail? try using "Send Windows friendly attachments" in the open window which is selected by default.
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    no office documents are saved just like they are under windows and might be less hassle in the end for you.
     

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