Opening Pages files

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
I have been having an issue when sending a pages document to a person that is using Word. The past couple fo times that person has not been able to open the file. I thought pages documents would open in Word. Is it because they have an older version of word? I really do not feel like buying Office for the Mac.

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  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,288member
    No, you can't open Pages documents in Word. You (the Pages user) have to export Word documents to them.
  • showtimeshowtime Posts: 16member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    No, you can't open Pages documents in Word. You (the Pages user) have to export Word documents to them.



    Indeed. And the exported Word documents generally open well in Word, retaining most of the layouts. Better than the other way around Word documents opening in Pages do, in my experience.
  • jonmackjonmack Posts: 5member
    What is iWork or Pages?

    Apple?s Pages application is part of the iWork software suite for Mac. It is meant to compete with Microsoft Office Word. Pages can open word ?.docx or .doc? files, but Word can?t open Pages? ?.pages? files.
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