Pages in iWork

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  1. standingquiet macrumors 6502

    standingquiet

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    #1
    Hi Guys,


    When i open a .DOC file it will not display it correctly.

    On a windows based PC it is 6 pages but when i open it on my Macbook it is only 2 pages and all the information is squeezed into 1 page and so cannot view it all with out having to drag the table.

    I've uploaded a video on youtube for you to see what i mean. ( please note the table was a lot longer but i removed personal details so the table has shortened )

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3FuwL5weUc

    Also i am not making the document its one that was sent to me.

    any help would be great.

    Thanks Matt
     
  2. dodge this macrumors member

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    When I run into stuff that Pages won't play nice with (usually because of some microsoft coding), I open the document in NeoOffice. Its free open source office software like OpenOffice. NeoOffice is a swiss army knife that works well.

    Not sure how I would fix that in Pages, tho.
     
  3. Caleb531 macrumors 6502

    Caleb531

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    I would recommend OpenOffice.org over NeoOffice (because Oo_O is updated more often). I haven't seen any real advantage to using NeoOffice.
     
  4. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    First; file a bug report with Apple. It will be something in the converter that Pages uses.

    Second; I second the NeoOffice suggestion. I keep a copy around for when I need something more Office like, even though 90% of what I need to do is with iWork.

    I don't necessarily dislike Open Office, its just that at the time NeoOffice was trying to Mac-ify itself, and OO wasn't. I like NeoOffice enough that I donated to the effort.

    I would suggest you download both NO and OO and try them out and decide for yourself.
     

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