Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2012 10:50 AM (in response to tlb301)
Don't you have File > Export available?
I know that this seems more complicated in ML, but Export to Word should still be available, either from the File menu or the Share menu.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2012 10:55 AM (in response to Jerrold Green1)
Thanks for the quick response. Yes, I have file export but when I go thru the subsequent steps I get an error msg.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2012 11:08 AM (in response to tlb301)
Does this happen in a new document? Or,iIn another User Account?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2012 11:09 AM (in response to tlb301)
Does the "unknown error" message say anything else?
Documents in iCloud are also saved in the Mobile Documents folder in your user library so I don't think that would necessarily be a problem. You could try saving the file as a Pages file to your desktop & then try exporting again. But I think the problem may be a corrupt Pages preferences file. Go to HD > Users > (your account) > Library > Preferences, delete the com.apple.iwork.pages.plist file & then restart Pages. In Finder, hold down the Option key while clicking on the Go menu & your user Library will appear about halfway down the list.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2012 11:14 AM (in response to Jerrold Green1)
No, it only seems to be happening to this document. I tried renaming the file but no luck.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2012 11:34 AM (in response to Peggy)
Thanks for the quick response. I went to the Preferences but could not find the com.apple.iwork.pages.plist file.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2012 11:36 AM (in response to tlb301)
I have also tried to copy everything from the original document and past it into a new one and then "export". The same "unknown error" popped up
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2012 3:22 PM (in response to tlb301)
You might be looking in the wrong library folder. There are at least three on your Mac & the one you need is hidden in Lion & Mountain Lion.
I'm surprised that copying & pasting into a new document doesn't work. Does the file name have any "Windows-illegal" characters such as a /? Another old trick to try is to save as in iWork '08 format & then reopen that in Pages 4.2. You don't need to have Pages '08 to do this.
A couple of screenshots to help you locate things.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2012 2:15 PM (in response to Peggy)
I'm having the identical problem - exporting to word for other documents worked fine until this afternoon when I pulled a Pages format document off the cloud to continue editing. When I was done, I tried to export and got the "unknown error" message. Copy and paste didn't work and when I tried to follow your directions above I ran into a roadblock in that there's no Library option in my menu when I'm in the "User" section. Any other advice?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2012 2:24 PM (in response to ShantiRae)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2012 2:49 PM (in response to Peggy)
I did look at your screenshot, but didn't see that I needed to hold the Option/Alt key. That was in an earlier post and I missed it. I just deleted the file and restarted Pages, but got the same error again.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 8, 2012 7:13 PM (in response to tlb301)
I am having the same issue, frustrating to say the least.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 1:13 AM (in response to Peggy)
Hi Peggy, I did read your post and did follow directions. I have a new Macbook Pro (as of Sept. 12) with Mountain Lion and Pages 09. I did briefly get a progress bar when trying to export but then the same "unknown error" occured... Ive also looked at certain fonts as an issue but still have no resolution. Deleting and reinstalling pages was of no help...
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2013 9:58 AM (in response to tlb301)
I know this is an ancient thread, but it was unresolved and I came across it whilst looking for a solution to just this problem.
After much frustration, I discovered that the document which I was trying to export contained what seemed to be a bulleted list - but on looking at the Inspector, I found that it was set to use <Text Bullets> but actually seemed to have custom images. I changed the bullet type to image - chose a suitable image and hey presto, the file exported OK.
It also had tables in - and I have worked out of long bitter experience, that tables need to be set to "Inline" not "Floating" in the text wrap tab of the inspector.
Hope this helps any random googlers such as myself!