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  1. Waffle2jazz

    Waffle2jazz Member

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    ok so i just typed up a long essay on my mac and since i used pages i cant plug my flash drive into my windows xp plugged into my printer cause it wont recognize the file and wont open cause it was typed pu in pages. is there anyway i can get like microsoft word on my mac right now as free and just copy and paste my essay in there or is there some way i can get my windows xp recognize or at least open my file? Thanks
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    Shawa Super Moderator

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    You can export it as a PDF, then open it on your Windows PC, print etc.
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    like save it as a PDF on my mac or windows or what. Sorry im a noob but i just got a macbook for the first time last week so all help appreciated

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    Shawa Super Moderator

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    In pages:

    File > Export

    Then as PDF. Put it on your flash drive. Then open on Windows, print.

    Hope I helped!
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    ok i got it to PDF and everything but when i try to open it on my windows it says cant be open because of unrecognized file type. any help? its already in PDF i double checked.
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    never mind, i somehow got it to open thanks for the help ill sure use this info a lot! Thanks so much

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    Hmm. Try exporting as a plain text or RTF then.
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    Next time save your essay as a word document. When you hit save as make sure to check the box that says save copy as word document. Then it can be opened by anything.
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    ...You realize you can export to Word from Pages right?

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