Pages 08 corrupt index.xml file

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  1. badsci macrumors newbie

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    I've searched extensively on this topic, and I'm pretty sure I am out of luck.

    However, my perfectly fine pages document from yesterday will not open today. The .xml file seems to be the problem; when I view the package, the index.xml.gz file won't "unzip" to an xml file, and if I just change the file extension, I get a garbled mess.

    Is there any way I can get the xml.gz file recovered?

    I am very sad. I will no longer be using pages because I can't trust it. What I have read on the 'net is very discouraging.

    Yes, yes, backup yes yes all that stuff. However, unless someone has instant simultaneous backup, this kind of thing could still happen - it was just one day, and I don't backup my files every day.
     
  2. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    #2
    Pages 08 has been replaced by Pages 09. How come you haven't upgraded? Might have solved whatever your problem is.

    Inside the 08 package there should be a PDF of the formatted document, correct? Your short-terms solution should be to open that PDF in Preview, then copy and paste into a new Pages file.

    mt
     
  3. badsci thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no .pdf file in the package, just the .jpg thumbnail of the first page (preview image).

    upgrades cost money, of which I am not made. :) I do my updates, though, as far as they go.

    am re-creating the work in Word, which I hate, but is at least recoverable. No more Pages for me.
     
  4. Detektiv-Pinky macrumors 6502a

    Detektiv-Pinky

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    What happens if you type the following in Terminal: gunzip index.xml.gz ?

    The gz extension means that the file is a zip-archive, so simply renaming it will not do.
     

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