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iWork: The Missing Manual by Josh Clark, Jessica Thornsby

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Chapter 9. Sharing Pages Documents

After you create a Pages document and carefully lay out, tweak, and polish it to perfection, your work is done—if you want to view it only onscreen, that is. More likely, you’ll want to print a hard copy, or share it with others via email, AirDrop, Messages, or Apple’s shiny new iCloud service, delivering it from your computer into the hands, inboxes, and web browsers of your intended audience. Several new features in iWork make online distribution of your masterpiece especially easy, particularly iCloud, which lets you share your document and gather feedback from invited reviewers in a sleek and simple web interface. You’ll also learn how to export files in several formats, ready for other programs like Microsoft Word or Adobe Reader. But first, you’ll learn how to require a password so that you can share a document with only certain people who have your stamp of approval.

Password-Protecting Documents

Is your document top secret? Classified? For your eyes only? Whether you’re working with state secrets or ordering your cat’s birthday present, you can slap a padlock on a document so no one can open it unless she knows the password:

  1. Choose FileSet Password to display the dialog box shown in Figure 9-1; in the Password box, type your top-secret password, and then enter it again in the Verify field.

    Always forgetting things? Give yourself a safety net and add an optional password hint that can help jog your memory if you forget your password.

  2. If you ...

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