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Pages asks to save unedited documents

298 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 12, 2013 7:12 PM by Yellowbox RSS
Persian Apple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 10, 2013 9:48 PM

I have a lot of .doc and .docx documents that i only use to read but every time i open them pages asks to save them although i haven't made any changes to the documents. How can I prevents pages from asking to save unedited documents. I don't want to choose the "don't save" every time.

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Yellowbox Level 4 Level 4 (3,900 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 2:33 AM (in response to Persian Apple)

    Hi PA,


    You are not making any changes to your .doc or .docx documents just by reading them, but Pages makes changes to them by converting them into a format that Pages can use. That is why Pages is asking you if you want to save.


    Perhaps you are not sure about choosing between Microsoft Word and Mac Pages. Which system do you like the most?


    If you are not sure, then continue reading your Word documents and "don't save".


    If you are sure about moving to Pages for Mac, then consider converting all your Word documents to Pages documents.


    However, do not be worried. You can always go back to Word. Pages can export a document as Word (Share Menu > Export > Word...). Ignore the Grey "Export" line in the menu; it is just a header. Choose "Word..." under that grey header.


    Time to make a choice?



  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,190 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 6:28 AM (in response to Persian Apple)



    You can read your Word docs in Finder with Quick Look. No need to fire up Pages. Just tap the Space Bar to review the selected document.



  • Yellowbox Level 4 Level 4 (3,900 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 7:12 PM (in response to Persian Apple)

    How can I convert all of my Word files to Pages documents at once?


    Hi PA,



    I don't know if there is a way to convert them all at once. I was thinking that  as you read a Word file, you do as Pages asks and save it. Slowly they will all become Pages. Under my Pages set up, the original Word file is still there. I suggest you first save copies of all your Word files in another folder or on another device (perhaps they will fit on a USB memory stick?).




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