PAGES File Extension

PAGES file icon
Pages Document
  • Developer
    Apple
  • Popularity
    3.6 (16 votes)

What is PAGES file?

Files with the PAGES extension are files created in the Apple Pages text editor, used for creating and editing text documents. Apple Pages is a component of the Apple iWork suite. Analogically to its equivalent in Windows system (Microsoft Word), document files may contain a range of additional elements, besides plain text, such as diagrams, charts, images or tables.

A PAGE file is stored as a ZIP package, containing specific data in separate, compressed files. PAGES files can be also browsed through on computers running on Windows.

How to open a PAGES file in Windows?

Note – if a given file was secured with a password, operations described below will not be possible to perform without previous unlocking the file with a proper password.

In order to display content of a the file, several simple actions must be performed:

  • Change the extension of a given file from [file_name].pages into [file_name].zip
  • In order to display content of the archive, use one of the popular unpacking programs.
  • In the unpacked structure of catalogues you should be able to find, among other, Thumbnail.jpg files (preview of the main page of a document), and Preview.pdf (whole document in PDF format).

Alternatively, you can use a functionality of the Google Drive – upload a document file and display its content within the Google Documents service.

Advantages of PAGES format

  1. As a files’ archive, PAGES format contains data which can be accessed easily, also using different operating systems.
  2. Apple Pages program offers additional templates, which enable to prepare some materials easily, such as posters, leaflets and other advertising materials.

Programs that support PAGES file

Conversion of a PAGES file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the PAGES extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of PAGES file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from PAGES extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to PAGES file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the PAGES file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the PAGES file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the PAGES file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the PAGES file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the PAGES file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the PAGES file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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