Let’s be honest. While there are a seemingly ever-increasing number of Mac users in the world, we still have to play well with the Windows users of the world. We may be proud of the platform we are using, like iWork, iTunes, etc, but there are always problems when we attempt to share files with a Windows users. And we also know that the best solution is to share using a format supported throughout the platforms.
Of course, your dilemmas may not be so complex. You may simply want to show the contents of your pages document with the world, without the annoyance, and security risks, of letting everyone download your file. No matter what your situation is, you could always convert your doc files (particularly pages) into JPEG. In that way, you could share it without a format loss, or you could save it to a website for the world to see. If you’re ready to make that conversion, there are two different methods that you can use in order to reach your goal. Just pick the one that seems right for your needs.
One method will give you a portion of your document, which is great for making samples. The second method will convert your whole document to a JPEG, which is great for sharing the whole of your document.
How to share only a section of your document as a JPEG
This method will let you get all the text you can fit onto one screen.
1. Take a limited area screenshot of the document section that you wish to share on your Mac. You can do this by tapping command + shift + 4. When the crosshairs show up on your screen click on your starting point and drag the crosshairs to the bottom of the document.
2. Open your image in Preview by double-clicking on it. Then choose file and save as. You will see a pull down menu of different file types. Select JPEG from the listing and click on the save button. There you have it, a limited area JPEG of your document.
If you want something more all-encompassing, try the methods listed below.
How to share the whole of your document as a JPEG
1. Open the document that you want to convert to a JPEG in Pages. Choose File -> Print.
2. When the print box shows up, you will see a button for the PDF Drop-down in the bottom left corner of the Print window. Click on this button to enter the menu you need.
3. Choose the button labeled “Save PDF to iPhoto”. When you document is changed into an iPhoto document, it will automatically convert the PDF to a JPEG.
4. If you want to find your file, simply open up finder and type in the file name. Once that is done, you will find the file that you want is ready and waiting as a JPEG that you can share as you see fit.
There you have it, two easy ways for you to share your pages file as a JPEG. Now you can do whatever you need to do with your new JPEG.
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