Pages are Apple’s equivalent to MS Word & by default, all the documents are saved as Pages Format File with an extension .pages. However, unlike Word or any other utility that comes packed with Microsoft 365 subscription, it is free of cost for Apple devices.
The only problem with Pages is that, like with most of the Apple software, Pages and Windows ecosystem doesn’t get along well. But that doesn’t mean you simply can’t open, edit or review Apple’s native page file format on Microsoft Windows.
You’ll witness the aforementioned dialog box, while you try to open Apple Pages Files in Word!
In this article, we’ll be discussing several workarounds to open .pages file format using a Windows PC!
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Alternative Solutions To Open .Pages Format File On Microsoft Windows PC
Listed down are a few methods to open, view, and edit .Pages on Windows computer:
Workaround 1 = Using iCloud’s Website
Apart from converting the extension to Zip file format to open .Pages format, you can consider using iCloud to open Apple’s native file format .pages. For this, all you have to do is:
In case you’ve missed our previous guide on CPGZ File (What It Is & How to Open One on macOS)
Workaround 2 = Using File Converter Solution
Several people prefer to convert .pages to Google Docs and open .pages files and edit them on PC. The market is packed with lots of popular file conversion software that can be helpful to convert pages extension to Word, PDF, or Docx. For demonstration, we are using CloudConvert (online file conversion solution, recommended by Google Docs).
That’s all! Hopefully, this step-by-step tutorial helped you to open, view, and edit .pages format files in Windows via MS Word or any other document editor program. If you know any other workaround to open .pages file format on Windows, mention them in the comments section below!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. How Can I Convert .Pages Format File To Word Using Mac?
To convert a file, all you have to do is:
- Open the Pages doc.
- Hit the File button.
- Click on the Export option and choose Word file format.
- Hit the Next button.
- At this point, you need to give a new name to the exported Word doc.
Click on the Export button to save the file!
Q2. Is Apple Pages As Good As MS Word?
Well, when it comes to Pages, its strength lies in its simplicity and basic functions to manage and control files. On the other side, Microsoft Word is a feature-rich document editor, it is universally available and has tons of flexible options when it comes to storage.
Q3. Which Are The Popular File Converter Software?
Some of the most popular file conversion utilities available in the market are: PDF Candy, PDFShift, SelectPdf, PDFtoWord Converter, All PDF Converter, and so on.