I have an 80 page document in Apple’s Pages word processor. It uses a lot of features, including tables, table of contents, and lots of images, including images in tables. I’m heartily sick of using Pages, and looking for an alternative.
Unfortunately my first attempts at reading this document with Writer didn’t go well. Writer was willing to read the .pages, but lost the table of contents, the table formatting, any images that were in tables, and my custom headings - maybe a few more things too. It also shortened the document by 21 pages. This doesn’t look like a good way to proceed.
I exported the document from Pages to .epub, but Writer insisted the .epub was corrupt and needed to be corrected.
The next obvious thing to do would be to try every other format Pages can export, starting with word (.docx) But it would be nice to know what (if anything) is likely to work, or whether there’s some approach (eliminating certain features in pages before exporting?) that might get me a non-mangled document.
Also, and relevantly, I’ve had trouble finding a list of what formats Writer can handle. I’ve found 3 inconsistent lists so far, and none of them included .pages. (I tried opening it more or less on a lark.)
Note finally - I’m using Writer from a linux system, not from the Mac, having transferred the files with scp.