Pages 08 Is All Grown Up - Exporting Pages Files as Word Docs Yields Some Errors

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-08-28
 
 
 

Pages 08 Is All Grown Up

A problem spot in Pages 08 is the programs uneven ability to import some templates created in Microsoft Office. Here, page dynamics pose a problem to this particular file.

Pages 08 Is All Grown Up

Pages 08 Is All Grown Up - Error Arises While Importing MS Office Template

When importing a Microsoft-formatted template meant to organize an interview schedule, we received an error message saying an unsupported field had not been imported.

Pages 08 Is All Grown Up - Error Arises While Importing MS Office Template

Pages 08 Is All Grown Up - Exporting Pages Files as Word Docs Yields Some Errors

When trying to export a Pages file as a Word document while using the programs spiffy new Track Changes feature, we found that address book fields were exported as regular text instead of merge fields.

Pages 08 Is All Grown Up - Exporting Pages Files as Word Docs Yields Some Errors

Pages 08 Is All Grown Up - Other Templates Import Just Fine

A Word-formatted template, imported into Pages, was easy to modify.

Pages 08 Is All Grown Up - Other Templates Import Just Fine

Pages 08 Is All Grown Up - Support for OOXML Files Lacking

OOXML-formatted files did not fare well in Pages 08.

Pages 08 Is All Grown Up - Support for OOXML Files Lacking

Pages 08 Is All Grown Up - Two Distinct Modes

Two distinct and separate menus offered for Pages layout and word processing modes make it easy for users to switch seamlessly back and forth between each mode.

Pages 08 Is All Grown Up - Two Distinct Modes

Pages 08 Is All Grown Up - Save As Options

Users can save documents created in Pages in Pages 05, 06 or 08 formats. Microsoft-based formats are currently not an option.

Pages 08 Is All Grown Up - Save As Options

Pages 08 Is All Grown Up - Track Changes Feature

Pages new track changes feature is a great way to enable user collaboration on documents. The feature also supports documents exchanged between users working in Microsoft Office.

Pages 08 Is All Grown Up - Track Changes Feature

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