What are PAGES files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PAGES file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a PAGES file?

PAGES files have multiple uses, and Pages Document is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Pages Document

Files that contain the .pages file extension are files that the Apple Pages software has created. The Apple Pages software application is a word processing and page layout application that Apple developed as a part of the iWork productivity suite.

The files with the .pages file extension are based on the XML file format and can contain various word processing files, including basic text documents and multi-page brochures. The Apple Pages software includes more than 140 pre-built Apple Pages templates to assist in creating files that are saved with the .pages file extension.

How to open PAGES files

Important: Different programs may use files with the PAGES file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PAGES file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different PAGES openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 22, 2023

More file formats using the PAGES extension

Through our research of PAGES files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Rage Megatexture

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of PAGES files. Remember, different programs may use PAGES files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Free File ConverterFree File ConverterUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted BaseUser submitted
Hancom OfficeHancom OfficeUser submitted
PDF Viewer Plus SEPDF Viewer Plus SEUser submitted WriterUser submitted
Foxit PDF ReaderFoxit PDF ReaderUser submitted
EPUB File ReaderEPUB File ReaderUser submitted

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