If you are using Apple’s office-clone consisting of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, it is important to know how to save files in the correct format so that they can be opened by anyone (in particular, PC users). Each of these programs saves your work in its own proprietary format when you use the Save function. To save a Word, Excel, or Powerpoint document, you must use the Export To function. If you are saving a file that you plan on sending to an instructor or fellow student, it is always a good idea to export it to a common format. Use the procedures below to export your file.
If you are using Microsoft Office, no conversion is necessary.
Pages to Word
Click File>Export To, and choose Word.
In the next window, make sure the Word tab is highlighted and click Next.
Type a name for the file, choose a location to put it, and click Export.
Numbers to Excel
Click File>Export To and choose Excel.
Make sure the Excel tab is highlighted and click Next.
Type a name for your spreadsheet, choose a location for the file and click Export.
Keynote to PowerPoint
Click File>Export To and choose PowerPoint.
Make sure the PowerPoint tab is selected and click Next.
Type a name for your presentation. You may also need to choose the location; the default may be set to iCloud which you probably don’t want.