Why iWork files wont attach to emails (you need to zip them first)

I’ve just switched from mac Office 2004 to iWork ’08. I mainly liking it, though I spent about 30 minutes yesterday thinking I was going mad over this mail attachment issue – you can’t attach Keynote and Pages files to your emails. I kept thinking I was having network problems but actually, all you need to do is zip them before attaching them.

This is because Keynote and Pages files are ‘packages’. [ Read more here ]

For silver surfers and people who are only just getting to grip with email attachments (e.g. my parents), this is going to be a serious problem. In fact, I think I’m going to switch my parents form iWork to NeoOffice for this reason.