WARNING to people using PAGES on Mac

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seanPtheB
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WARNING to people using PAGES on Mac

Postby seanPtheB » Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:21 pm

Hey guys, for anyone with a Mac using Pages that doesn't already know, if you save your stuff as a .doc thinking you can then just upload that to your application, be careful. For my resume it messed up the fonts and the length, and for my PS it made it a few lines longer taking me over the page limit.


If anyone knows any ways around this I'd love to hear it! Right now I'm just retyping my stuff on my roommate's laptop cuz he has Word and I'll just submit from there.

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Re: WARNING to people using PAGES on Mac

Postby 174 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:56 pm

Who cares if they gave you a $100 Apple Store gift care. This is why you by Microsoft Office for Mac.

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Re: WARNING to people using PAGES on Mac

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:44 pm

Yeah identical fonts/sizes/margins produce different things on the two apps. You should convert EVERYTHING to a PDF before you submit anyway.

This will solve all your problems.

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Re: WARNING to people using PAGES on Mac

Postby sach1282 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:47 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:Yeah identical fonts/sizes/margins produce different things on the two apps. You should convert EVERYTHING to a PDF before you submit anyway.

This will solve all your problems.


lol? You're not even allowed to submit a PDF using the flexapp.

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Re: WARNING to people using PAGES on Mac

Postby kapital98 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:02 pm

174 wrote:Who cares if they gave you a $100 Apple Store gift care. This is why you by Microsoft Office for Mac.


Unfortunately, no OneNote for the Mac version.

Otherwise, yes, definitely buy Word. It's the industry standard -- the sooner you learn how to use it the better.

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Re: WARNING to people using PAGES on Mac

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:53 pm

sach1282 wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:Yeah identical fonts/sizes/margins produce different things on the two apps. You should convert EVERYTHING to a PDF before you submit anyway.

This will solve all your problems.


lol? You're not even allowed to submit a PDF using the flexapp.


Oh...never mind then =).

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Re: WARNING to people using PAGES on Mac

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:15 pm

sach1282 wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:Yeah identical fonts/sizes/margins produce different things on the two apps. You should convert EVERYTHING to a PDF before you submit anyway.

This will solve all your problems.


lol? You're not even allowed to submit a PDF using the flexapp.



FYI -- this is what somebody from an admissions committee told me, so I just presumed it would.

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Re: WARNING to people using PAGES on Mac

Postby seanPtheB » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:20 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
sach1282 wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:Yeah identical fonts/sizes/margins produce different things on the two apps. You should convert EVERYTHING to a PDF before you submit anyway.

This will solve all your problems.


lol? You're not even allowed to submit a PDF using the flexapp.



FYI -- this is what somebody from an admissions committee told me, so I just presumed it would.


yea for Harvard they explicitly say not to upload your stuff using PDF

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Re: WARNING to people using PAGES on Mac

Postby sailboat » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:55 pm

Why buy Word when you can get OpenOffice for free? http://www.openoffice.org/

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kapital98
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Re: WARNING to people using PAGES on Mac

Postby kapital98 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:21 pm

sailboat wrote:Why buy Word when you can get OpenOffice for free? http://www.openoffice.org/


Because development of OpenOffice died when Oracle bought Sun. Also, OpenOffice still has the occasional formatting issue with .docx files.

http://thestockmarketwatch.com/stock-ma ... realm/7788 (THANKS ORACLE!)

(I love OpenOffice and it's a shame it died -- but, if everyone in your firm uses Word you better know how to use Word just as well as OpenOffice.)




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