Pages to windows readable format

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Wayne s, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Wayne s macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2007
    I wrote a new CV using pages last year and have been emailing it of to advertised jobs without getting many replies. I have had some replies saying my CV cannot be opened or is unreadable.

    What is the best option to ensure it can be readable by a Windows PC. I have tried sending windows friendly files in mail and different file formats. I don't want to lose out on a job because of my ignorance.

    Whats is the best way to ensure a text document can be read by any PC/Mac and to look like it does on my monitor.

    Its bloody annoying the hell out of me because I could have lost out because of this.
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Open in Pages. Click Print. Choose the PDF->Save as PDF... option (bottom left). Mail the PDF.
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Sent it as PDF, as that is the most common format used for that kind of task.
    You can also use Pages to save a document as Word file (.doc) if that is needed, but any respectable company not having the ability to open .pdf files is kinda redundant these days.
  4. blunderboy macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2010
    You can convert the file within Pages itself. Alternatively, you can 'get info' on the .pages file and change the file extension to .zip (a .pages file is just a .zip file with a different extension name). There'll be a folder inside the zipped file that contains a PDF. Open that up and see if that works if converting it doesn't work out (which it should).

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