File Extension PAGES

  • Full name
    IWork Pages Document Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a PAGES file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a PAGES file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your PAGES file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is PAGES file?

PAGES Files are document files created by Apple Pages, a word processing and page layout program. Pages files can contain a simple text document, but even very complex multi-page documents are possible. A PAGES file can contain text, images and tables as well as diagrams. The Pages program is part of Apple's iWorks suite, which also includes Keynote (for presentations) and Numbers (spreadsheets).

More info

Pages is a proprietary format and can only be opened with Apple Pages. However, it is also possible under Windows and Linux with a trick to get to the contents of the document. Since a PAGES file is a kind of archive of several files, you can also open such files with an unpacker such as 7-Zip. In it you will find, among other things, a pdf file that contains the entire document.

Programs which can open a PAGES file

How to open file with PAGES extension?

In order to open a file with PAGES extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening PAGES file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with PAGES files, follow the instructions below.
Install Google Drive viewer or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening PAGES files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support PAGES files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of PAGES files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Google Drive viewer as the default program for opening PAGES files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate PAGES files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Google Drive viewer applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Google Drive viewer has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with PAGES files

Sometimes problems with opening PAGES files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • PAGES files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open PAGES files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • PAGES file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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