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.PAGES File Extension

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File Type
This file is saved in a zipped format.
You can view the contents by unzipping it with a file decompression program.
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Pages Document
DeveloperApple
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CategoryText Files
File Format Description

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

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:

  1. Rename the ".pages" file extension to ".zip."
  2. Extract the resulting Zip file with a Zip decompression 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.

NOTE: Pages is part of Apple's iWork suite, which also includes Keynote (for presentations) and Numbers (for spreadsheets).

Program(s) that open .PAGES files
Updated 6/6/2014