File Extension Library

.PAGES File Extension

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

What are .PAGES files and how to open them?

Can't open .PAGES file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .PAGES file.

What is a .PAGES file extension?

.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 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.)