Apple and Microsoft are the two rivals in the market who do not want to miss an opportunity to take each other down. It’s obvious on their part to compete with each other’s technology and software. Hence, the rivalry grew bigger & bigger and they created their exclusive programs which couldn’t run on other.
Microsoft Word is the most popular word document file which now has been used for years. To compete with Microsoft Word Document, Apple came with their own file extension, i.e..Pages and here we show you how to open a .Pages file in windows.
What is a .PAGES file and How To Open a .Pages File?
.Pages is a word processor developed by Apple Inc, which can run and is supported by macOS and iOS operating systems. .Pages is an easy-to-use application that allows users to quickly create documents on their Apple devices. By default, any of the pages document is saved with .pages extension file thus making it exclusive for macOS and iOS users.
Mac users can share their iWork with their friends and send it to them by using a feature of FILE > EXPORT > WORD. Not everyone is a Mac or iOS user, so the problem arises when a .pages file is sent to a Windows user. They fail to understand, how to open pages to word document.
For solving this problem for our readers, we will provide you with a way on how to open.Pages file on Windows so that no problem arises while working with incompatible programming users.
STEPS FOR HOW TO OPEN A .PAGES EXTENSION FILE ON WINDOWS.
For making this more comfortable and easy to understand for our readers, we will be provided with step by step instructions for opening pages file on Windows.
STEP ONE: Place the file on the desktop.
Before doing anything, make sure that the pages file you wish to open on Windows is located on Desktop so that it has available. For example: If you received your Pages file via an email, then you need to download the attachment and save it on the desktop. For those who use Microsoft Outlook, they need to the right-click on the attachment and click on ‘Save as’ option.
STEP TWO: RENAME THE FILE TO .ZIP
Now as the .Pages file is saved on our desktop, right click on that file. Click on rename option and change its name to whatever you like to as your comfort but make sure you change .Pages to.Zip. For example, if file’s name is OfficeWork.Pages then change it to OfficeWork.Zip. After renaming a dialog box will pop up asking, “Are you sure?” Click on “Yes.” Now, there is no.Pages file but a .Zip file on your desktop.
STEP THREE: OPEN THE .ZIP FILE
For opening the .Zip file, simply doubles click on it. If it doesn’t open or you do not have any particular software to open it, do not worry. Go to your browser and download WinZip, iZip or Universal Extractor (all are available for free) and install it. After installing come back on your desktop and open the .Zip file.
STEP FOUR: OPEN FOLDER NAMED QUICKLOOK
As the .Pages file is now converted to .Zip file, some of the folders inside.Pages file would be converted and will be different from the original. Now you have to look for a folder named as ‘Quicklook’ inside the zip file. Now open this folder ‘Quicklook’ by double clicking on it.
STEP FIVE: OPEN FILE NAMED PREVIEW.
Now as you open Quicklook folder, you will see various other files. Look for the file named ‘Preview.pdf’ and open it by double-clicking on it. This Preview.Pdf is your main file, which is converted from .Pages on Windows. You now have the document which was sent as .Pages file by a Mac user is now successfully converted into .Pdf file and is now ready to open?
If you cannot open this PDF file, do not worry we have a solution for that also. If you are unable to open it, open your browser and download the Adobe Reader from their official website for free and install it on your Windows. Now you’re ready to open all pdf files. You can even send this pdf file to your Gmail so that you do not have to install anything and simply view it through your Gmail. This will help you to print that file on your computer via Gmail directly. They will do the whole decompression process and open the Preview.pdf file for you.
Further, there is a facility of editing these pdf files and documents if you want to. Maybe the person who sent you that .Pages file wants you to edit the file and send him back again with some alterations as per the requirement, For this purpose you need to open your browser and download Nuance PDF Converter Enterprise 7 on your Windows which allow you to edit your PDF file and also can convert PDF to Word document
That’s it. This is the simplest way to open a Pages file on your Windows. Furthermore, you can edit and then send as needed.