Open pages file

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What is pages file?

A pages file extension is used for default document format of Pages, a word processor and page layout program from Apple. No other program can open the *.pages files, but Pages is able to export its documents to some other formats, such as PDF or Microsoft Word's *.docx.

pages file description

The pages file extension is mainly used for the proprietary document format of Apple Pages.

Apple Pages is a word processor and page layout application developed by Apple and was a part of the iWork productivity suite. Currently it is available as a free standalone application on App store for all Mac users. Also is available as on-line service and app for iOS operating system (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch).

Apple Pages is also available for iPhone/iPad and on-line on Apple iCloud service. On Windows platform, there is no software compatible with this document file format.

The PAGES file format is XML based and may contain basic text documents or elaborated multi-page brochures, including images, special texts, tables, graphs, charts and more.

These *.pages files can be created from a blank page or based on saved template. Apple Pages include over 140 pre-designed templates.

Technically, a pages file is actually a ZIP archive that contains several files, namely:

  • buildVersionHistory.plist - a small text file that contains version history data
  • index.xml - contains the main document data in XML format
  • Preview.pdf - located in QuickLook folder, used for preview purposes
  • Thumbnail.jpg - also located in QuickLook folder, its a low res image for preview purposes

Software that will open pages file

Pages for iOS

Mobile version of popular word processor from Apple

iWork for iCloud

An on-line version of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote

Pages for Mac

A word processor and layout tool marketed by Apple

Other pages file extensions

pages - id Tech 6 map data

Files with pages file extension can be also encountered as game data from games based on the id Tech 6 engine, for example the remake Doom video game.



What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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