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Copying text from Word to Pages issue


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Hi. My first post here; I hope you can help!
I frequently need to copy text from a Word document (incoming from clients) to a new Pages document (in which I prefer to work). In some but not all cases, Pages bombs out. Length of text seems not to be the issue.
However, if I copy to Textedit and then copy from there to Pages, there's never a problem. This has only happened since I bought my new iMac. OS 10.6.6. Same Word (v. 11 from Office 2004) and Pages (v. 2.0) as on my previous Mac.
All this because if I try to set the default program to open a .doc document as Pages, I get an error message saying 'impossible to open using Pages'. This too is something new in my new Mac.
Any ideas? Thanks!
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I ran accross this:

"Pages 3.0 released as part of iWork '08. Introduced compatibility with Office Open XML (Microsoft Office 2007) files."

which suggests to me that an upgrade to Pages might fix the problem.

You could also try exporting the document first in Word into RTF format to see if Pages can read it directly.

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I've just upgraded to Pages 4.0.5 and that's solved all my problems, thanks!
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I've just upgraded to Pages 4.0.5 and that's solved all my problems, thanks!
You're welcome.

And, welcome to the forums BTW

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