Using Pages I am writing a memoir for my grandchildren. I am going to have it printed as a book but I am also going to send them (and their parents, my son and his wife) the document in a computer file. The question is, if I just sent the final Pages file, would that file have information about edits I have made while drafting the document? I have edited the memoir as I go along, sometimes writing and then removing material that I thought would be embarrassing to others or for similar reasons. I would like to be assured that what I send to them as the final product will not contain material I may originally have included but then edited out. Would a record of such edits be included in the Pages file? Should I convert the document to a PDF before sending it?
I thought to ask this question because of your recent tutorial on the Track Changes and Comments functions. You appeared to be saying that tracked changes and comments would continue to be in the Pages file. This has been a major problem with Word, and as you doubtless know there is an industry of third party applications that strip metadata from Word files so that they can be sent safely without containing data about changes that occurred in drafting. I have not used Track Changes or comments in the drafting of the memoir. I have just made ordinary edits as I have proceeded, so I am asking about just that data.
I need to know because I am drafting a memoir and I have edited it along the way to be sure that material that might be embarrassing or harmful to others is completely excluded. I am asking whether the Pages file contains information about edits that a recipient of the file could access. If so I assume I can remedy that by converting the file to a PDF before sending it.