Using iWork with .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx and etc.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hlynur, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. hlynur macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2011
    Is there a good way to set Pages and Keynote to save f. ex. .doc and .ppt files without having to export them as new copies? Basically what I am looking for is a way to use iWork primarily with these file types. My teachers only use these and I need a good way to be able to open and change them without having to create a .pages or .keynote copy every time I work with a .doc.

    - Hlynur Örn
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I don't know of a way to do this either - however, I don't use iWork much anymore, having switched my primary workflow to the free from Oracle. This software can do what you want; you just have to change a few settings in the preferences, and turn off the warning about saving in non-native formats.
  3. Winni macrumors 68030


    Oct 15, 2008
    You really should get yourself a Home and Student Edition of Microsoft Office. On the streets, it costs about the same as iWork but it will be more useful for --your-- purposes. While Pages can open Microsoft file formats, it's not 100% perfect and it quite often screws up the formatting of the documents. I also don't think that you can set its default file format to Microsoft Word. The file support was designed to migrate you -to- iWork, not away from it.

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