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I've tried to save a pages document as a *.docx for Microsoft Office.

Pages is able to open, edit and (auto-)save existing *.docx documents. However, there is no option to export or save a duplicate as *.docx?

  • Is this a missing compability feature and are there plug-ins for pages to add that functionality?
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This does seem to be a missing feature. As I see it, you have two options:

  1. Export as *.doc using File -> Export. While not ideal, I imagine almost everything that supports *.docx also supports *.doc.

  2. TextEdit is able to save as *.docx. Of course this is only really an option if your formatting is simple.

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It's really strange that Apple would support .docx in TextEdit but not in Pages. This is especially strange because Office'08 already supported that format, while Pages came out one year later. –  gentmatt Mar 17 '12 at 19:06
    
Actually, TextEdit will be fine for most cases as it supports rich formatting! :) –  gentmatt Mar 17 '12 at 19:09
  1. Open the file you want to export in Pages.

  2. Select all; Copy

  3. Create a new, empty file in TextEdit and save it with the name you want as a .docx file.

  4. Open the file in Pages

  5. Paste your content into the .docx file

  6. Save the .docx file

(Or create an automator workflow to do all this, if you find yourself doing it often)

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Is it possible to trigger such an automator workflow from within of pages? That would be awesome! –  gentmatt Mar 17 '12 at 21:55
    
OK, let me try to work that out. I suspect the answer is yes. –  Daniel Lawson Mar 18 '12 at 3:36
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Both TextEdit and Pages have less than ideal scripting dictionaries. Sadly, this will take some doing. I suspect it can be automated, but it won't happen tonight. –  Daniel Lawson Mar 18 '12 at 5:06
    
I will make sure to attach a bounty if you get it to work in order to honor your efforts :) –  gentmatt Mar 18 '12 at 6:31
    
Just for reference, the scripting project is going badly.I'm not writing it off yet, but without a breakthrough, this isn't going to work. Also, I have Pages '08 on my machine, which can import docx but can't save them, so I can't test this without spending money to upgrade... –  Daniel Lawson Mar 18 '12 at 20:08

This isn't a perfect solution, but this page shows you how to convert .doc files to .docx - so once you've made them with pages you can convert them.

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dead link be that. –  Undo Oct 11 '13 at 14:30

FIND AN ONLINE CONVERTER!!! an online converter will fix all of your problems, after all there is a converter for everything nowadays.

here is a link… CLICK HERE FOR FREE CONVERTER

or try this

CLICK HERE FOR FREE FILE VIEWER

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That link doesn't convert .pages documents to .docx documents. Thus this is not an answer to the original question. –  daviewales May 23 '13 at 1:40

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