OPENING A MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENT:
Note: If you receive many Microsoft Word documents by e-mail, or if you want to have all of the features that exist in Microsoft Word, then it is better to purchase the actual Microsoft Word program instead of using the Pages program in OS X. (You can purchase the Microsoft Office 2008 program, which contains Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel for about $120.00.)
1) Click on the Pages button on the Dock. (The Pages button is the fifth or so button from the right on the Dock and has a picture of a fountain pen and an inkwell on it.)
2) Click on the Open an Existing File… button at the bottom of the window.
3) Find the document you want to open. Click on either the Desktop or Documents button at the left, or click on the blue Up-Down Arrow button next to the Documents folder at the top and then click on Desktop or wherever the document you want to open is located.
4) Click once on the document, then click on the Open button.
SAVING A DOCUMENT AS A WORD DOCUMENT OR A PDF (ADOBE READER) DOCUMENT:
Note: The Adobe Reader format is a universal format used all over the Internet for such documents as tax return forms, manuals and invoices.
1) Open the Pages program, then open or create the document you want to save.
2) Click on File, then on Export…
3) Click on the Word or PDF button at the top.
4) Click on Next…
5) Type a file name in the Save As: box, such as Letter to the Editor.
6) Click on the Up-Down Arrow button next to whatever is in the Where: box, then select the destination for this file (usually, the Documents folder).
7) Click on the Export button.