3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2012 9:06 AM by Leon Smith
nanfromil Level 1 Level 1

If I attach a Pages document to an email, will recipients be able to open it if they don't have Pages?

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10

    No, unless you export it as a different format.



  • Keith Doherty3 Level 4 Level 4

    You need to save as a .doc document, if you want the receiver to be able to open and edit within MS Word.


    Niel actually you can open and view a .pages document on Windows PC if it has a PDF reader installed.


    .pages saves as a container (Zip flie) with a viewable .pdf in it. You right click on the file in Windows explorer and you see the .pdf file. Click on that and it opens in your PDF reader (Likely thats Adobe Acrobat) for viewing. There are several other files inside as well.


    This is little documented for some reason

  • Leon Smith Level 1 Level 1

    If the recipient does not need to edit the document, why don't you save it as a PDF and send that to the recipient?