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Jay Robbins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 8, 2012 1:29 PM

Is it possible to use pages on a PC.  I use a Mac and my assistant uses a PC.  I need to have him create and edit Pages documents.

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,855 points)
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    Mar 8, 2012 1:31 PM (in response to Jay Robbins)

    No, and no Windows application will handle that format natively.

     

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  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Mar 8, 2012 1:55 PM (in response to Jay Robbins)

    Export as Word or PDF & send that to your assistant.

     

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  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Mar 8, 2012 3:51 PM (in response to Jay Robbins)

    If you export as Word/.doc you will be able to edit in Word on a PC or any computer with Word.

     

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  • machow2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 23, 2013 11:17 AM (in response to Jay Robbins)

    Full instructions how to open Pages on PC can be found here: http://machow2.com/pages-on-pc/

     

    If you want to edit the Pages document in Word, you can try copying and pasting the text from the PDF file into a Word document. If this doesn’t work, you’ll need to download a Pages converter tool, open the .xml file that it creates and then convert it to a .txt file but this will remove almost all of the formatting.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,390 points)
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    Mar 23, 2013 11:25 AM (in response to machow2)

    Why would you go to all that trouble to export to xml and then convert that to .txt when Pages can directly export to .txt?

     

    Also what is this with Keynote and Numbers being in jpeg?

     

    Peter

  • machow2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 23, 2013 11:35 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Hi Peter, I was presuming that the recipient has received the Pages file on a PC and does not have the option of asking the sender to export in .txt format.

     

    Keynote and Numbers files can be viewed on a PC using the same technique but they only appear as thumbnails. I don't know why they don't appear as a PDF preview document like Pages files.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,390 points)
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    Mar 23, 2013 2:33 PM (in response to machow2)

    I doubt there are Pages files floating around that the recipient can't just ask the despatcher to export them in a readable form. Just as MsPublisher users don't, and shouldn't, assume the recipient has Publisher to open their files.

     

    Extracting even the pdf preview has limited usage, any jpeg previews almost zero and I think Apple has stopped packaging the documents like they used to on the basis that random pointless change is what has made the Mac the dominant operating systemn that it is.

     

    Peter

  • k_alexander Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 9, 2013 5:01 AM (in response to Jay Robbins)

    Hi Jay

     

    It may be a bit redundant now as considering the time that's gone past I'm sure you've found a solution. However I had the same question as you, and stumbled upon this thread. I've since discovered that  using  icloud allows you to download Pages files as word documents which can then be edited.

     

    I have pages on my Ipad, and word 2013 on my PC and this is what I do. The formatting isn't exactly perfect, (some of the colours don't match exactly ie. are a shade lighter) but it's the best option I have found so far.

     

    Cheers,

    Karen.

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,775 points)
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    Jul 9, 2013 6:52 AM (in response to Jay Robbins)

    Get him/her a Mac with Pages!

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