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iWork for Mac: Exporting files into a ZIP archive

iWork for Mac, including Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, is capable of exporting files into a ZIP archive that you can send to Internet services such as iTunes U, Dropbox, Gmail, or other sites where you can upload files through your web browser.

If you plan to send your iWork for Mac document to an Internet service such as iTunes U, Dropbox, Gmail, or another site where you upload files through your web browser, you should first export your document as a ZIP archive. This option is available in Pages 5.1 and later, Numbers 3.1 and later, and Keynote 6.1 and later.

To create a ZIP archive, open the document and complete these steps:

  1. From the File menu, choose Export To > ZIP Archive.
  2. Select a location to save your file.

You can upload the ZIP file you created to iTunes U or to a third-party Internet service.

If you use the Finder to compress the file instead of exporting it as a ZIP archive from within iWork, some services, such as iTunes U, will not recognize the file as a valid iWork file. Using the Export command in iWork includes the document type extension (such as .pages for Pages files), which is not included when compressing in the Finder. If you've already compressed your iWork file in the Finder, and would like to upload it to iTunes U, you can manually add the document type extension by renaming the file (such as filename.pages.zip) in the Finder.

Important: Information about products not manufactured by Apple is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute Apple’s recommendation or endorsement. Please contact the vendor for additional information.
Last Modified: Jan 30, 2014
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