.PAGES File Extension

There are 2 file types use the .PAGES file extension:

  1. Pages Document
  2. Apple Pages Document

1. Pages Document

Pages Document
  • Developer Apple
  • Popularity
    3.8 (337 votes)
  • Category Text Files
  • Format Zip

A PAGES file is a document created by Apple Pages, a word processor and page layout program for macOS and iOS. It is used to save a document, such as a report, poster, resume, newsletter, book, certificate, or brochure that was created from a blank page or built from a template. PAGES documents typically contain text and page formatting information, but may also include images, tables, graphs, and charts.

You can open PAGES documents using the Pages application on a Mac or iOS device. This is the best option since Pages provides native viewing and editing capabilities. You can also export PAGES documents to other, more widely used formats with Pages, such as .DOCX, .DOC, .PDF, and .EPUB.

If you do not have access to Pages, you can upload PAGES files to your iCloud online account and view and edit the document in the iCloud version of Pages. Here, you can view and edit the document, and download a copy of the document as a PAGES, PDF, DOCX, or EPUB file.

Since PAGES files are stored in .ZIP format, you may also manually view the contents in a PAGES file by extracting them with a Zip-decompression utility. This is especially helpful for Windows users who cannot install Pages and need to view the contents of a PAGES document. Contents that can be extracted from a PAGES file include a .JPG file and an optional PDF file that provide a preview for the document.

To manually view the contents of a PAGES file, follow these instructions:

  1. Rename the .pages file extension to .zip.
  2. Extract the resulting ZIP file with a Zip decompression utility, such as Microsoft File Explorer, Corel WinZip, or Apple Archive Utility. The extracted files should contain a folder named QuickLook. Navigate to this folder.
  3. In the QuickLook folder, open the file Thumbnail.jpg. This file only gives a preview of the first page of the document, but can still be helpful in some situations.
  4. In the QuickLook folder, there may also be a PDF file named Preview.pdf. Open this file to view a preview of the entire PAGES document. Note that the PDF file is only created if the user chose to save the original document with additional preview information in Pages.
Software's name License Platforms
Apple iCloud Apple iCloud Free Web
Apple Pages Apple Pages Bundled MacWeb
Apple Pages for iOS Apple Pages for iOS Commercial iOS
Zamzar Zamzar Free Web

Updated: December 28, 2020

2. Apple Pages Document

Apple Pages Document
  • Developer Apple
  • Popularity
    3.6 (272 votes)
  • Category Text Files
  • Format Zip

A PAGES file is a document created by Apple Pages, a word processor and page layout program for macOS and iOS. It is used to save a document, such as a report, poster, resume, newsletter, book, certificate, or brochure that was created from a blank page or built from a template. PAGES documents typically contain text and page formatting information, but may also include images, tables, graphs, and charts.

You can open PAGES documents using the Pages application on a Mac or iOS device. This is the best option since Pages provides native viewing and editing capabilities. You can also export PAGES documents to other, more widely used formats with Pages, such as .DOCX, .DOC, .PDF, and .EPUB.

If you do not have access to Pages, you can upload PAGES files to your iCloud online account and view and edit the document in the iCloud version of Pages. Here, you can view and edit the document, and download a copy of the document as a PAGES, PDF, DOCX, or EPUB file.

Since PAGES files are stored in .ZIP format, you may also manually view the contents in a PAGES file by extracting them with a Zip-decompression utility. This is especially helpful for Windows users who cannot install Pages and need to view the contents of a PAGES document. Contents that can be extracted from a PAGES file include a .JPG file and an optional PDF file that provide a preview for the document.

To manually view the contents of a PAGES file, follow these instructions:

  1. Rename the .pages file extension to .zip.
  2. Extract the resulting ZIP file with a Zip decompression utility, such as Microsoft File Explorer, Corel WinZip, or Apple Archive Utility. The extracted files should contain a folder named QuickLook. Navigate to this folder.
  3. In the QuickLook folder, open the file Thumbnail.jpg. This file only gives a preview of the first page of the document, but can still be helpful in some situations.
  4. In the QuickLook folder, there may also be a PDF file named Preview.pdf. Open this file to view a preview of the entire PAGES document. Note that the PDF file is only created if the user chose to save the original document with additional preview information in Pages.
Software's name License Platforms
Apple iCloud Apple iCloud Free Web
Apple Pages Apple Pages Bundled MacWeb
Apple Pages for iOS Apple Pages for iOS Commercial iOS
Apple Preview Apple Preview Bundled Mac
Zamzar Zamzar Free Web

Updated: August 15, 2020

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