Apple is an evilly closed up company. ;)
But I'm not sure whether the winking smiley face actually should be
in the title of this post. My problem today is this: I've put the folder containing all the stories I've written in the past two years on a memory stick. And only when I was at a colleague's house, where I wanted to print one of them, I noticed that on a PC, I've got no
chance of opening my Pages documents. Yes, the ".pages" documents are actually folders containing a gzipped XML-document which I can
open after decoding it, but I'll end up with a very
weird document, all formatting lost etc.
There doesn't seem to be a converter for .pages documents. Not on Mac OS X, not on Windows or linux. So do I really
have to convert them to RTF before
something bad happens (like I lose my PowerBook and have to work with a Windows notebook for a while or something...)? Why doesn't Apple provide a free way to look at .pages documents without having to buy a Mac and iWork?
Or in other words: Could somebody please
create .pages support in OpenOffice.org?