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daolbuzzard1 Level 1 (0 points)

What I am trying to do is to write a document in pages then send it as a pdf attachment which shows as a mail icon in the mail message.  One then clicks on the icon and the attached file opens.  Seems I can do it if I send it as a word doc but every time I try and send it as a PDF the whole document shows up in the email body....

 

Is there something I am not doing?

 

Thanks

Bryan


Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 (29,960 points)

    Hi Bryan,

     

    What is seen in an email message depends to a great extent on the email program of the person receiving the email. In the case of OS X Mail and PDF attachments, if it is a one-page PDF, it will show as if the document has been opened, but if it is a multi-page PDF it will show only as an attachment icon.

     

    Jerry

  • daolbuzzard1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Jerry,

     

    Both my wife and I are just sitting here shaking our heads...we have been trying to send this doc in pdf all afternoon with no success.  We just tried sending it with a second page....VOILA!....

     

    Thank you SO much

    Bryan

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 (29,960 points)

    Bryan,

     

    Glad that solved your problem. Thanks for the feedback.

     

    Jerry

  • geewhiz2405 Level 1 (0 points)

    Jerry,

     

    I just posted something along the lines of Bryan, and I just wanted to say that your response solved my problem too!

     

    I was struggling with the same dilemma, and it was bugging the heck out of me...I just couldn't get it to work, and it was driving me insane! I was trying to print the PDFs from a Windows PC (don't worry I am looking to upgrade to a reconditoned Macbook shortly) and to PC kept informing me the file was corrupted.

     

    By the way, to anybody reading this, my problem was with Pages on iPad 2, and by following this advice the problem stops!

     

    Many thanks to you both,

     

    Gee

  • daolbuzzard1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Gee,

     

    We also tried this:

     

    Wrote document in Pages and used "export" to save it as a PDF document.

     

    Fired up Mail, clicked on add attachment and as usual we got the document in the body

     

    Highlighted the document and right clicked.

     

    In drop down menu we selected "show as Icon" and it did just that

     

    We then sent it to our Tablet where, believe it or not it came up as an attachment NOT in the body of the mail.

     

    Just shaking our heads on this on but I do really think Jerry is absolutely right so will not take any more chances and add a second page if I have to send a pdf......

     

    Bryan

  • andrewfromsalcombe Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi just at last found this after geting very frustrated and a visite to apple store who could not understand why pages could not send a pdf atachmant, which a PC would see and be able to open, and yes do a blank Secand page it works.

    Is this going to get fixed do you think or don't apple see it as a problum?

     

    I use pages a lot and was about to give up on it.

    Andrew

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 (29,960 points)

    Andrew,

     

    I don't see it as a bug or anything that's broken; it's just a design decision that you may or may not like. If you want to register your opinion with Apple, use the Pages > Provide Pages Feedback tool.

     

    Jerry

  • Jeff Shenk Level 4 (2,737 points)

    You do understand that the pdf is being sent as an attachment in all cases, don't you? Just look at the header.

     

    It's just that Mail displays a single page attachment in the body of the message; it is still an attachment and another email client may display it as an icon.

  • andrewfromsalcombe Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi thanks for the respons, it dose seem a bug to me becase a PC dose not recognise the formate so the pdf is unreadable. All the shows up is a small box with a x in it.

     

    Thanks

    Andrew

  • Jeff Shenk Level 4 (2,737 points)

    If it shows up as a box with an x, it's probably a problem with the ISP, or at the receiving end, not at the Mac end.

  • andrewfromsalcombe Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi

     

    Again thanks but no it's not the ISP its the IPad and the way it handles PDF used the one in the Apple shop it is the same I have two ISP and its the same, so for now just have toe send PDF,s with a blank Secand page untill Apple recognise it and fix it.

     

    Andrew

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 (29,960 points)

    Andrew,

     

    You could also "File > Compress" the PDF into a ZIP file before attaching. Virtually all systems can open zip files and the content will not be displayed until opened.

     

    Jerry

  • andrewfromsalcombe Level 1 (0 points)

    hi yes that is working well good plan and good reader solves it again a good app.

    And as you say nearly all PC,s can open.

     

    thanks

    Andrew

  • andrewfromsalcombe Level 1 (0 points)

    hi yes that is working well good plan and good reader solves it again a good app.

    And as you say nearly all PC,s can open.

     

    thanks

    Andrew

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