How to open Pages documents on a PC?
June 9, 2011 5:01 AM Subscribe
I'm a Mac, my business partner is a PC. We use Dropbox. We are having compatibility issues between Pages and Word.
posted by gauche to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
By compatibility issues I mean he wants to be able to open Pages documents, or at least to open my documents.
I don't have Word on my MacBook — I HATE Word on the Mac: I have found it crashy and difficult, not to mention expensive — so I use Pages, which is perfectly serviceable for me.
I know that my Pages documents can't be opened in Word, so I export them from Pages as PDFs or .Docs when they are finished, but sometimes I forget to do this, or I'm working on a draft for a while so I don't export, or I don't like having two work-in-progress files if I can help it, and — well, for a lot of reasons, it works out that my partner can't read all of my files. This is not optimal.
I am looking for a solution where my partner is able to read all of my files, without my having to export to .Doc manually every time I create/save/work on a document. I'd rather not have two versions of a document going at once (Word and Pages), but I'll live with it if I have to.
Internet, I'm turning to you for help. Is the answer an Automator script? Is there a Pages plug-in for Word on the PC? How can I make this as seamless as possible for both of us?