.pages files on DropBox.com

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04 Nov, 2016 05:10 PM


I'm very happy with TenFourFox and FoxBox, but I've noticed that the Dropbox website can't properly download .pages files.
Since I couldn't find any discussions about it I wondered whether it's something anyone else has noticed as well.
Word-files and PDF files download correctly and can even be previewed in the browser. But when I try to download .pages files, a temporary file is created for a second or so, and then it just stops downloading. (In FoxBox the temporary file just disappears)
Who can help me solve this? Is this a (known) bug in FoxBox/TenFourFox?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 05 Nov, 2016 12:02 AM

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    There's nothing specific in TenFourFox that deals with Pages files, but is this the phenomenon you're referring to? https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Syncing-and-uploads/Pages-doc-won-t...

    If not, please provide us an example we can look at (it should be publicly accessible).

  2. 2 Posted by Bert on 05 Nov, 2016 11:24 AM

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    Hello Cameron,

    I think Dropbox doesn't like .pages files in general. When I tried to upload a .pages document, Dropbox just viewed the documents as folders, like it does on a Windows machine.
    (I am using iWork '09, Pages 4.0; the last supported version of Pages for Tiger)
    So I can't even upload a test file.

    Thanks for your reply,


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 05 Nov, 2016 05:50 PM

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    .pages documents aren't files, they are packages (like Mac applications). They must be zipped before they're uploaded anywhere outside the Apple ecosystem.

  4. 4 Posted by Bert Kaspersma on 07 Nov, 2016 12:26 PM

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    Hello Chris,

    Zipping the file before uploading does work, so I guess that is the
    best workaround.
    Though I'll probably end up carrying a flash-drive with me.
    Thanks for your help,


    Op 5-nov-2016, om 18:50 heeft Chris (chtrusch) het volgende geschreven:

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