then is it possible to save the iBook files in pages?
No, iBA only produces .books or .pdf format. You could try copy/paste from iBA into Pages, or importing pdf into Pages, but what happens to equations you would have to test.
What do you need to produce? Perhaps iBA would work for that.
thanks, that what i am looking for.
if i past the equation form MathML in iBA. then i export it to Pages.
i am looking to write down my PhD defense in easy to use word editor, LATEX is wasting time and effor. defietly i need to wrire lots of mathimatical equations and formula.
i feel pages is very easy to write with and can handle large documents like 200 to 300 pages, is it?
is there any good reference in colaborating endnotes, with pages? because i just made few tests, and found that the bibilography is not updating wiht the citation numbers.
Surrati, for your PhD defense, I don't think you'll be satisfied with using MathML in iBA, then exporting to Pages. The equations will come across as images in Pages, so if you have to edit one, you'll have to do it in iBA, then copy & paste it again. Why not just use MathType? MathType supports MathML as well, and integrates into Pages such that you can double-click to edit the equations. Be aware though: Apple has a bug in Pages 5.0 and 5.0.1 such that if you do not open MathType first, you may not be able to insert equations. This article explains it: http://www.dessci.com/en/support/mathtype/tsn/tsn146.htm
...i want to handwrite my equations, which is easier, in my iPad then exposrt it in MathML format to Pages. then Pages can open it using MathType? is this scenario applicable?
This scenario is applicable, but it's not completely seamless. Here's what I'd do:
You may be able to automate these steps with OS X's Automator.app, but I don't know. I've never done that.
If you decide to go that route, please let us know how it goes. I have a video showing the above process. Let me know if you'd like to see it and I'll post the link.
You're right; I wasn't very clear about that. I'm glad you asked.
The easiest way is to use iCloud, since it's the cloud service with the closest integration to Pages for Mac and Pages for iOS. That said though, there's no reason other similar services wouldn't work -- Dropbox, Box, SkyDrive, etc.
Since the document I'm using resides in iCloud, I just open it directly on the iPad, and when I switch back to Documents, it synchronizes that copy with the cloud copy (and maybe more often than that; I don't really know about that). The "Open" screen in Pages for Mac gives a choice of "iCloud" or "On My Mac". If iCloud is selected, the document should be the first one listed since it's likely the most recently updated. Select it, click Open, and you're in business.
Like I mentioned in my other description, there's a lot of steps involved here, but if you want to use MathML in a document that's editable on both Mac and iOS, that's the only way I know to do it.
You're correct that the iOS versions of Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are incompatible with Dropbox. The OS X versions are compatible. Here's an article that describes how to get around that incompatibility on Dropbox: http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-20068049-285/how-to-use-webdav-in-pages-keyn ote-or-numbers-with-dropbox/. Frankly, if it were me and I was only working with my own documents, I'd stick with iCloud. It's easier, and since it's integrated directly into the apps, it's pretty seamless. If you have to collaborate with someone using Dropbox though, I tried the process described in the article and it works.
That information is out of date. It was written in 2011 and doesn't account for Apples chnages in the new bundled archive format for the new Maverick iWork Apps.
Supposedly the file format is now consistent between iOS 7, iCloud and OSX Mavericks. But that is the file format that is being rejected by Dropbox, Google, GMail etc.