Pages Export Options

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jclardy, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    I watched the user guide to Pages and I found one thing that was missing...export to Word format. Has anyone seen anything about this? It would be rather unfortunate if the iPad can't save to word as that would mean that I would have to use a version of Pages on my Mac to convert back to Word.

    Did I miss something in the video or is the option not there? I am hoping they just decided not to show it in the video.
  2. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    when you export a Document from Pages on a Mac, these are your options, So I'm assuming it will be the same for the iPad.
  3. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    You can export it to a Word Format (.doc). It's on Apple's website and they say it in the guided tour.
  4. harry*333 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    I know its on the website
    apple might just be a little embarrassed that they are offering that
    don't worry steve jobs we wont tell;)
  5. EnderTW macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    This is true.

    I noticed that and was a little worried. If you listen carefully they said Export to Pages, and not Word.

    However I also heard that you can download documents from the web including which is going to be huge if true. I hope they implement some sort of file system so I can download .docs and edit them on my iPad. Hopefully it will be native since I have .docs in my dropbox account and hopefully I can access or move them to my Pages database all from my iPad.
  6. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    I thought it did, but eitherway it was also in another video (where Steve Jobs was having a conversation with Walt Mossberg).
  7. EnderTW macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    That's true.

    Honestly it probably was a PR move not wanting to openly show that Microsoft Office is the dominant word processing suite in the market. I'm sure SJ was a little pissed inside when Mossberg commented that if the NYT editors received something in pages they wouldn't know what to do with it.
  8. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Probably because it's SAP for Pages since day one.;) It's definitely no big secrete or nothing Apple is ashamed of.
  9. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    I'm far more concerned about how document IMPORTING will be addressed from my Mac TO THE iPad. They have not addressed this yet.
  10. CyberGeek macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    Quote the Pages Guided Tour video: "When you're ready, you can share your work via Mail, or via a password-protected website at Or easily export it as a Pages, PDF, or Word file so you can use it on your computer." They did say it exports to Word in the video, unless I've been watching a different Guided Tour video than everyone else.
  11. sJv macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2007
    Sierra Foothills, CA
    Maybe they just changed this, but when I watch the video, it says it can export to Word.

    There's no mention in either the guided tours, or on Apple's site, about exporting Keynote and Numbers to their Microsoft equivalents.

  12. EnderTW macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    Huh.. Maybe it was for keynotes/numbers that they didn't specifically say you can export to different programs.

    I have no doubt that these will export to office equivalents. I'm more concerned if we can download office/iwork equivalents from the web and edit on the iPad.

    Also, anyone noticed how you can't save the PDF's in e-mails? Only images.
  13. ciaran00 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2010
    It actually said it in the video for pages.

    Keynote and numbers no export to office fmts.

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