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Open iWork' 09 flat files as folders
Authored by: gopes on Feb 26, '09 04:00:05PM
robg: "However, it then also appears as a navigable package bundle in the Finder...strange, but not file-damaging."

There's a bundle bit which, apparently, isn't set by just adding the extension. Jon Siracusa wrote in a really old article that "known" extensions include .framework, .bundle and .app. I would think that the list excludes application-specific extensions, like .pages. [link:]http://arstechnica.com/reviews/2q00/macos-qna/macos-x-qa-2.html.

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Open iWork' 09 flat files as folders
Authored by: gopes on Feb 26, '09 04:03:33PM

I take that back. The info is right, but my thought was wrong: adding .numbers to a random folder turned it into a file. You're right, Rob, it's strange! :)



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Open iWork' 09 flat files as folders
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 02, '09 04:11:43PM

What does that mean? Changing the name of a folder can't make it into a file. What did you really mean to say please?



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A package looks like a file
Authored by: MJCube on May 05, '09 10:39:00AM

Changing the extension simply makes it a package, which the Finder displays as a file, but the System knows is a directory. When you double-click a package, the System knows what kind of file to look for within it, and opens that. In the case of Pages, there's an "index.xml" file. For apps there's [app]/Contents/MacOS/[app name].



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