“Two Ways to Convert Pages Files to Word Format”
iWork is a office suit of productivity apps, including Pages (documents), Numbers (spreadsheets) and Keynote (presentations). Apple has made the web-based version – iWork for iCloud – available for Windows users in competition with Microsoft Office. Anyone can go to iCloud website to create an Apple ID, and anyone with an Apple ID can login to iCloud to use the web-based version of Pages, Numbers and Keynote, for free. Those Mac built-in apps are compatible with Microsoft’s document formats.
Even so, there are some occasions in which you need to convert Pages files and open them in Microsoft Office. Here are the two ways you can follow to perform the task:
1. If you are a Mac user, use Pages app:
Now the Pages file has been saved as Word document format. Mostly the app will create a compatible and basically identical word file that can been opened in Microsoft Word. Yet, if the file contains unique fonts, stylized ASCII or special characters that are unique to OS X and the Pages app, you may lose those elements in the created .docx file. So keep the original files fairly simple, or use standard formatting tools that are available across multiple platforms in the Pages document.
2. If you don’t have a Mac, use iCloud.com:
Once you choose the “Word”, iCloud will create the file and download it automatically to your computer. Now you can read and edit the converted .docx file.
In this post we take Pages as an example to show you how to convert the file to Word document format. The method also works for other Numbers or Keynote documents.
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