I'm converting a pages document to word. I've tried the export and save as .doc method. Both files appear identical but when I try and open either with word, it says the file is corrupted and it cannot open. I tried the option of open and repair, but still no luck. Any suggestions on how to get it to work? I need to have someone edit the pages document in word because they only have access to word.
Something you could try is installing LibreOffice and opening the Word formatted document there and immediately resaving it. I've found that LibreOffice is much more forgiving and saving a document through it will result in a file that Word will be able to open without issue. Same with Excel formatted spreadsheets that refuse to open in Excel.
I usually end up installing LibreOffice on every machine I use specifically for this reason.