Speeding Up Pages Exports

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  1. JadeBuddha macrumors newbie

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    While I'm eager to complete my switch over to iWork from Office, I still have several documents I've been working on that are *.doc files. Is there anyway to speed up or automate Pages' export process so that saving *.doc files is as easy as saving *.pages files?
     
  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Are you trying to open existing Word document files automatically in Pages, or export them from Pages to Word documents?
     
  3. JadeBuddha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to export them, and I'd like the process to be faster (one click or auto-exported if possible).
     
  4. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Possibly an AppleScript could be created to do this, but that's not my forté, and I wonder how many clicks you'd save since exporting is really only two or three.
     
  5. Mal macrumors 603

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    What I did was simply mapped Export to :apple:-E, and if Word format is the last chosen, then you simply hit Enter to select it again. You can do that mapping in System Preferences -> Keyboard and Mouse -> Keyboard Shortcuts. Just make sure you type the command in exactly as it appears in the menu (don't recall if it's "Export" or "Export...").

    jW
     
  6. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Excellent solution. Very nice. :)
     

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