diffence in page # when exporting from pages to MS Word

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  1. xtn macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    hey guys,

    can anyone tell me why when i export and essay that is 11 pages long in Pages turns out to be 9 pages long in Word? I've checked all the page settings and they are the same as in word, but for some reason there is a drastic page difference....?

    Thanks in advance
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    There are a lot of reasons as to why this could be, to name a few

    different page sizes (i.e. US Legal - A4)
    different margins

    In all honesty it is hard to simply guess without seeing the document, but the actual question would be does it matter? And if you are going to have to export it from Pages to Word why not write it in word in the first place to avoid such issues.

    Does the document have to be in word format or could you use the pdf option
  3. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    Okay, I think this happens because of the way Pages handles word documents differently from Word. Its the way they put the lettering on the page (subtle differences in letter spacing, line spacing etc). make the difference.

    Take any full (one) page document from Word and open it up in Pages and I can guarantee that it will either be 1 page and a bit, or a little shorter than the full page.

    You'll just have to rejig the document to make sure it fits the way it was.
  4. xtn thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    i use a lot of charts and graphs and it is honestly a lot easier to do that in pages. not to mention that pages is overall a better program in my opinion. i'm just surprised that is even an issue.

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