How to save documents created in Pages as Microsoft Word (.doc) files

This brief tutorial will show you how to save documents that you have created in Apple’s Pages application as Microsoft Word (.doc) files

  1. Create a (or open an existing) document as you normally would in Pages.
  2. When you’re ready to save it as a .doc file, select Share from the Pages menu bar, and then Export… from the drop-down list.
  3. Select the Word section in the Export window. Click the Next… button to continue.
  4. In the Save As: space, give your document a name. Then navigate to the folder you want to save your document (as a Microsoft Word .doc file) in. Click the Export button.
  5. Pages will now ‘convert’ your Pages document (which is a .pages file by default) into a .doc file – which Microsoft Office users can open and edit. Navigate to the folder that you opted to save the file in (from the previous step). There’s your newly-created .doc file! Note the Kind section of the Preview window indicates that this is a Microsoft Word 97 – 2004 document. That doesn’t mean that people using newer version of Microsoft Office will be unable to open it – they will.

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  • DSI Canada September 10, 2010, 2:56 am

    As the name of the blog implies. It’s a simple help to those who don’t know like me. LOL!

  • emer minlay May 11, 2016, 5:13 am

    Useful writing ! I loved the information . Does anyone know if I could get a blank a form copy to type on ?

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