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Mar 25, 2013 2:14 AM

Good Morning, I am trying to burn some docs to a cd so thaty they can be read on a pc.  When I try the docs come out as tef files and are unreadable on a pc.

Any suggestions?  thanks

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), iMac 11,1 Intel Core i5. 2.66GHz
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Mar 25, 2013 2:29 AM (in response to wilfredfromcastleford)

    Use Disk Utility to burn your files or folders but what a waste of time and disk, just drag or save the files to a USB flash drive if you don't have a network connection.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Mar 25, 2013 3:16 AM (in response to wilfredfromcastleford)

    You are not giving me much to go on as you haven't really told me what you are doing except in vague terms.

     

    Are you still in OSX 10.6.8 because it sounds like you are using 10.7 or 10.8.

     

    In the Open dialog box there should be several options at the top of your dialog, iCloud is only one of them.

     

    I am not running OSX 10.8 at the moment so can't give you a screen grab.

     

    You should add other popular locations by dragging them into the Finder Sidebar which also appears in the dialog boxes.

     

    To burn anything on a Mac, insert a CD/DVD, select a folder of your files, right mouse click and choose Burn "X" to disc. Disc Utility does the rest.

     

    How long have you been using a Mac, and did you ever have anyone show you how to use it? Most PC users look for wizards etc which are redundant on the Mac as most, not all, functions are more direct.

     

    I still don't get why you are wasting a CD on a simple file transfer. I hope you have exported them to .doc or .pdf for your PC friends.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Mar 25, 2013 3:52 AM (in response to wilfredfromcastleford)

    Wilf

     

    Have you tried the burn instructions above?

     

    PCs have right mouse click. They also have Open right under the File menu where the Mac has them.

     

    I hope you are not trying to send Pages files to your PC friend because they won't be able to read them.

     

    The .tef files are actually backup files. Pages files have .pages extensions but you should export to .doc, .pdf or .rtf for your PC friend.

     

    I've looked for an Apple Store near you but it looks like Glasgow or Manchester are about the closest. You should do a few classes to get shown what's where or simply buy a book on Mac OSX Mountain Lion (you need to change your tag).

     

    Also have a look at these:

     

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    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brilliant-OS-X-Mountain-Lion/dp/0273779478/ref=sr_1_4?ie =UTF8&qid=1364208152&sr=8-4

     

    514BhywgaxL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU02_.jpg

     

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/OS-Mountain-Lion-Missing-Manuals/dp/1449330274/ref=sr_1_ 1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364208152&sr=8-1

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Mar 25, 2013 4:00 AM (in response to wilfredfromcastleford)

    Wilf

     

    Read my post above again, I added the appropriate file types you should be looking for.

     

    I have never heard of the OF file type either. Where did you find that?

     

    Sorry just managed to get a map with the AppleStores on it. Glasgow is abit of a walk. Sheffield is probably your best bet.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Mar 25, 2013 4:19 AM (in response to wilfredfromcastleford)

    I have searched for a OF file type, a very hard to search for term, and found nothing.

     

    I did find OFF Object file format. It sounds like you just have some small icon or image preview. How big is the file and check how big was the orginal?

     

    I repeat you need to send him a .doc, pdf or rtf file. All which you need to:

     

    Menu > File > Export

     

    Can you post a screensnap of these files you are having trouble with and also what you see in your Open dialogue?

     

    To take a snap go command shift 4 and drag over the area you want to capture. it then appears as .png file on your desktop.

     

    You can post it in the forum by clicking on the little camera icon in the reply.

     

    Peter

     

    PS I am not too happy about Mountain Lion either. Apple forcing a lot of ill thought through and half executed ideas on its long suffering users. But then what are you going to do, switch to Windows 8, a lot of ill thought through and half executed ideas on the PC?

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Mar 25, 2013 4:53 AM (in response to wilfredfromcastleford)

    I don't mean of the actual files, just what you see in the dialog box which is only file names etc, blur them if you must.

     

    command shift s gets you Save As. But you need to Export not Save As.

     

    From memory it is also a System Preference option in Mountain Lion. Typically Apple not wanting to completely concede it was a total stuff up in Lion, so letting you choose your "old fashioned" methods if you must.

     

    Peter

  • Yellowbox Level 4 Level 4 (3,910 points)
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    Mar 25, 2013 7:16 AM (in response to wilfredfromcastleford)

    Hi Wilf,

     

    I am running Mountain Lion 10.8.3 and Pages'09 version 4.3 (1024) on a MacBook Pro.

     

    Wilf wrote:

     

    I would like the save as option back again but I cvan't find that in System preferences either


    To get Save As... in Mountain Lion, hold down the option (alt) key when using the File Menu. "Duplicate" changes to "Save As..."

     

    **However**, as Peter said:

     

    But you need to Export not Save As.

     

    Save As... allows you to save a Pages document under a new name, and/or in another folder. It is not intended to save under a different file type.

     

    File > Export is the way to save as PDF or Word for your Windows friends.

     

    The Share Menu is another way to export (ignore the greyed out headings; they are not menu items).

     

    Then you can burn (drag and drop?) the exported document to a cd.

     

    I hope this helps.

     

    Regards,

    Ian.

    MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
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