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Is there another way to export Doc as Word or PDF without using email?

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I recently purchased an ipad2 and have a question about Pages. Is there some way to save or export a pages document as a Word or PDF document on the ipad without having to send it to myself in an email? So far I have not been able to discover any simpler way to do this. Or, perhaps there is some other word processing app available in the App Store in which this can be accomplished. I would very much appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Unibody Purchased Dec. 2008
  • GNRBeaumont Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Have you tried saving to idisk or iwork (both Pages options)?
    iPad, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • Brian Peat Level 6 Level 6 (18,205 points)

    Yeah, I'd recommend (I suspect that's what the previous poster mean).

  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,180 points)

    If your wanting to send a PDF or a word document using, this won't work. You can only send project files to iWork from the iPad. is a great way to shear Pages project files to people who don't have Pages install onto their computer. The Pages app basically runs in the cloud. Within setup option you will still need to email the iWork link to yourself. Setting up iWork take more time compared to emailing it to yourself.


    Emailing the document is the best way to send it to yourself.

  • greatjohn Calculating status...

    Pages will let you:


    1. Save your document to the "iTunes folder," which allows you to transfer the file to your computer when you sync Pages using iTunes.
    2. is Apple's iWork (Pages, Keynote, Numbers) cloud service. When you upload a Pages document, will store the file in .doc, .pages, and .pdf formats. This allows you (or anyone to whom you send the link) to download the file from any device/computer in any of those three formats.
    3. iDisk, Apple's online storage service bundled with Apple's MobileMe service.
    4. Emailing the document to yourself.
    5. Save as .doc, .pages, or .pdf, and open in another app on your iPad2.


    Many users don't use any of these cloud services, don't want to send emails to themselves, and don't want to physically sync with iTunes. I use iDisk and Google Docs for storage, and you might also be aware of other services like, dropbox, evernote, etc.


    I use several alternatives for saving my documents online. The three I use are DocsToGo, PrintCentral, and GoodReader. All three of these programs allow you download and upload files to all of the services above (except perhaps Evernote). These programs also have email functionality - you can send selected files (not just your project file) as email attachments. Additionally, DocsToGo contains word processor and spreadsheet functionality, and GoodReader allows you to save your .pages or .doc as a PDF and annotate it. GoodReader has the best file management I've seen for the iPad.


    I use Pages for creation/document editing. Then, I open the .doc or .pdf in one of these programs if I want to save the file to Google Docs,, etc.


    I'm sure there are other alternatives, but this has been my experience.

  • mr.pheterson Calculating status...

    Get a dropbox and keep all your working life in it, then your life will be happier.


    1. Sign up at and set up on your computers.
    2. Sign up at
    3. Set up iWork to use DropDAV


    Now you can save your files in any form you wish, and they will magically be on every machine you own within seconds.



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