Losing Iwork pages format with MS Office Word

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  1. Nick Subtle macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    I have recently started using Pages in iwork over Office, I like the easy formatting and usability of Pages. But I have to send all these recently create pages doc in a word format to someone and so I did the Save as Word option.

    When I opened the Word file in Word all the text formatting went all over the place, it looked like it put extra tabs in there and there is a split down the middle of the text like it has put it in two columns.

    Is there any way to ensure that when I create my pages document that the formatting is agreeable with word.

    Thanks
    Nick
     
  2. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    #2
    You might try exporting the file using RTF instead of a .doc file. (Export... under the Share menu)

    mt
     
  3. Chedas macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a similar problem to the one that describes Nick when "saving as" or exporting Pages documents to a .doc format.

    I've tried several solutions - changing fonts, adjusting paragraphs, etc - and the only one that comes near to solving it is by, as mysterytramp mentioned, saving it to a .rtf file.However, I'm still losing some important formatting features (text boxes, for instance) when doing so.

    If anyone can provide a clearer perspective on what the problem is, I'd be trully thankful.

    Cheers,
    André
     

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