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Is there a way to do this? I can't be bothered with Office for Mac anymore, it's too slow. I now have iWork 08 and I'm wondering... can I save a .pages document as a .doc? If not, is there a reason? I can open .doc documents fine in it... but will it save? When I change the extension when saving it says the required extension is .pages - this seems very stupid to me. I need to use .doc files so they're compatible with all the many millions of unenlightened Windows users!

If there is a way, can I set it to save as .doc default? And also, how do I make the default program to open all .docs Pages?

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Choose export under the file menu. You can save to a .doc file there.
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just to verify, Pages can open Word documents (thats .doc) perfectly?
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just to verify, Pages can open Word documents (thats .doc) perfectly?
The files I have tried have worked, yes. Even revision tracking worked correctly.
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A similar question. Can it open appleworks documents fine? (.cwk)
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A similar question. Can it open appleworks documents fine? (.cwk)
The documentation says it does, but I don't have Appleworks, so I can't test it. You can download the demo and test it for yourself if you like.
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A similar question. Can it open appleworks documents fine? (.cwk)
In my testing, it's pretty good at maintaining the formatting of AppleWorks word processing files.
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One more question to do with pages... I want to have buttons in the format bar that align the text left/right/center. I cant find an option to do this. I don't want to have to go Format > Text > Align Right every time I need to change something...

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I could never figure out how to do that in Pages 06, even though I searched everywhere. However, the new version that comes in iWork 08 has the toolbar on top. Could be that the option is simply not available in Pages 06


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I could never figure out how to do that in Pages 06, even though I searched everywhere. However, the new version that comes in iWork 08 has the toolbar on top. Could be that the option is simply not available in Pages 06
The only 2 places I can find that option in 06 is the Format drop down and the text tab on the inspector. I can find no way to put that in the tools. Like you said 08 has that toolbar with all that.
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The only 2 places I can find that option in 06 is the Format drop down and the text tab on the inspector. I can find no way to put that in the tools. Like you said 08 has that toolbar with all that.
Aha! Text tab on the Inspector... got it. Thanks. I also found that if I widened the window I can see more tools on the toolbar, and they were there. All good now =) I'll probably end up using the keyboard shortcuts anyway ^_^

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