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10863 Views 14 Replies Latest reply: Nov 6, 2009 9:22 AM by PeterBreis0807
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2009 8:02 AM (in response to Fran Wehman)There are 73 hits when searching on Index.xml in iWork forum during this year. 29 if you don't use advanced options. Have a look and see if you can get your answer there. Eventually Yvan the King might turn up and help you!MBP 15", Mac OS X (10.5.8), 4 GB DRAM
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2009 8:25 AM (in response to Fran Wehman)You really searched the wrong way
This subject appears quite once a week
Attach your file to a mail and send them to my mailbox.
I will try to recover the beast.
Click my blue name to get my address.
Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France.) mercredi 26 août 2009 17:25:44To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2009 6:09 PM (in response to KOENIG Yvan)Thank you, everything I read seemed as if there really was no answer, that is why I emailed. I copied the two files off of my other computer and they opened. I haven't checked to see if other files have the same problem. I presume it has something to do with the fact that these files have photos pasted on them. I didn't check my back up drive, just used the one from the iMac running Tiger.MacBook Core Duo, iPhone, iMac G5,Mac Mini 1.42, Mac OS X (10.5.8), tangerine ibook(9.2.2) PowerMac 7100 (8.1) Apple IIe, SE, SI
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2009 6:41 PM (in response to fruhulda)And which one gave a good answer for the problem? What was its link? If you are not going to help, don't chime in. People get turned off by this type of answer which does not make any attempt to help. I have been using Macs since the IIe and people in forums used to be helpful and give links when someone asked something that had been asked before.MacBook Core Duo, iPhone, iMac G5,Mac Mini 1.42, Mac OS X (10.4.10), tangerine ibook(9.2.2) PowerMac 7100 (8.1) Apple IIe, SE, SI
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2009 7:35 PM (in response to Fran Wehman)
I have been using Macs since the IIe
No such thing as a Mac IIe. The IIe was an Apple, well before the first Macintosh. Just because you've been using Apples for a long time doesn't give you extra privileges.
fruhulda was encouraging you to search for yourself, not ask the other users here to do the work for you. That's usually quicker than waiting for someone to search for your answer & then post a link. It appears you didn't search at all.24" 2.4GHz iMac; 15" unibody MacBook Pro 2.4GHz; G5 2.3GHz; 3G iPhone; TV, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2GB iPod nano, 30GB 5G iPod, 17" G5 iMac, G4/700 iMac, PB 1400, Apple IIgs
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2009 2:19 AM (in response to fruhulda)Don't worry fruhulda.
Laziness is a very well distributed product !
Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) vendredi 28 août 2009 11:18:57To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2009 3:39 PM (in response to Peggy)"fruhulda was encouraging you to search for yourself, not ask the other users here to do the work for you. That's usually quicker than waiting for someone to search for your answer & then post a link. It appears you didn't search at all."
In my first post, I said that I was unable to find an answer. In my second post, I repeated that nothing I had seen gave an answer. Thank heavens I have two computers with the files and was able to get the files printed.
Having used Apple products since 1983 does give me the right to ask a question when I cannot find an answer in a discussion group (after searching using 6 different phrases). Apple users have always helped each other. May we all learn patience and understanding.MacBook Core Duo, iPhone, iMac G5,Mac Mini 1.42, Mac OS X (10.5.8), still have the IIe and SE
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2009 11:00 AM (in response to Fran Wehman)Dear Fran,
I commiserate. I've been a Mac user since 1987 and I ran into the exact same problem last night.
Here's what ended up working for me, just by trial and error. (This was a Pages file I had saved in a folder that is automatically backed up by Dropbox, although I was using the local version, not a version that had been backed up by Dropbox, so I doubt Dropbox had much to do with it):
(1) Removed the ".pages" file extension.
(2) Opened the file in the Finder, which decompressed it.
(3) Restored the ".pages" file extension.
Takes 5 seconds. Worth a try.Aluminum MacBook (early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.1)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2009 1:40 PM (in response to davismaximus)I have the same problem with a VERY important document that I developed two years ago.
My question: How did you remove the “.pages” extension; then “Opened the file in the Finder”, and then restored the extension?
The only way I have been able to remove the file extension is in Get Info. After that even if I force it to open with Pages it says it can't be opened. I am really at a loss how to recover this document. Even going to my backups I still get the same situation.
Anything would be appreciated.PowerMac 2.7GHZ G5, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo IMac
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2009 3:23 PM (in response to David Bivans1)You should be able to remove the extension simply by clicking on the file name and renaming it by deleting the file extension.
After doing that, do not open it in Pages. My previous posting said, open it using the Finder. Just double-click on the file. That should cause Finder's file decompression utility to launch automatically. Do not force Pages to open it.
This worked in Snow Leopard 10.6. If you don't know how to rename a file, or it doesn't work ... sorry. Don't know what to tell you.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2009 9:05 AM (in response to davismaximus)I’m used to just changing the file name and not changing the suffix. However when I do this in 10.6.1 in the finder it says it can’t be opened. Unless there is another way to fix the missing index.xml file, I am screwed.2.4 GHz iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2009 9:22 AM (in response to David Bivans1)David
Follow this tip:
PeterAluminium iMac 24" 2.8Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), The closest you'll ever get to there, is here.