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iWork for Mac OS X Cookbook by Alexander Anichkin

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Dragging a Word file onto the Pages icon to open it

Compatibility is one issue that still seems to concern iWork users. It shouldn't, however, because the current version of iWork is widely compatible with most formats and programs through the easiest possible method—drag-and-drop.

How to do it...

Here is a fast and reliable method of transferring Word documents to a Pages project:

Drag-and-drop the Word document onto the Pages icon in the Dock.

The Word document opens in Pages with most formatting, including objects (photos, graphs, and so on) accessible with the Pages tools.

By default, iWork documents display a warnings message with a list of items that have been changed while opening a document created with a different program. Usually, there ...

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