File Extension Library

.PAGES File Extension

  • Developer by: Apple
  • Category: Text Files
  • Format: Zip

What is an .PAGES file?

.PAGES file extension is created by Apple. .PAGES has been classified as Text Files. The format of .PAGES file is Zip.

.PAGES is Pages Document

A PAGES files is a document created by Apple Pages, a word processor and page layout program. It may be a basic text document or a complex multi-page brochure. PAGES files can include text, pictures, tables, graphs, and charts and may be created from a blank page or built from a template.

PAGES file open in Apple Pages 6

PAGES files are stored in the .ZIP format and include a .JPG file and an optional .PDF file that provide a preview for the document. Therefore, if you want to view the contents of a PAGES file manually in Windows, use the following instructions:

  • Rename the ".pages" file extension to ".zip."
  • Extract the resulting Zip file with a Zip decompression utility. The extracted files should contain a folder named QuickLook. Navigate to this folder.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NOTE: Pages is part of Apple's iWork suite, which also includes Keynote (for presentations) and Numbers (for spreadsheets).

    List of all softwares that can open the Pages Document
    Apple Pages
    Apple Pages
    Google Drive
    Google Drive viewer
    Apple iCloud

    How to Open .PAGES file on different platforms

    Open .PAGES File on Windows

    • Right-click a .PAGES
    • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
    • Select the program that opens .PAGES file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .PAGES files" Press "Ok"

    Open .PAGES File on Mac

    • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .PAGES file
    • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
    • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
    • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

    Open .PAGES File on Linux

    Right click on the .PAGES file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

    Open .PAGES File on iPhone

    Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .PAGES file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
    Method 2
    Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

    Open .PAGES File on Android

    Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
    If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .PAGES files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

    How to fix problems with .PAGES files

    1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PAGES files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PAGES file format
    2. You need to check the .PAGES file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)