PAGES, PAGES Apple Pages Document (.pages)


The .pages file format

Pages is a cross between more than one application that permits users to perform both word processing and page layout tasks. It was first released by Apple in February 2005 and it competes with Microsoft Word.  It was initially intended to simplify document creation and editing compared to Word, and at the same time strip out many of Word's more complex features.


.pages technical details

By default any Pages document is saved as a Pages format file with with a “.pages” file extension. Typically that’s invisible to Mac users, but if you send a Pages file to someone on a Windows computer, the .pages extension is visible and the file format is unreadable by default by most Windows apps and by Microsoft Office.


Additional information about PAGES file format

File extension .PAGES
File category DOCUMENT
Useful links
File conversion Convert a PAGES file
Developer Apple
Associated programs Pages 4.0
Pages 4.1
Pages 4.2
Google Docs
iWork '09