How to open PAGES files? 4 simple methods of solving such problems

When you encounter a problem with an unknown PAGES file and you do not know how to open such file, the first step you should take is to determine the cause of given problem. We will show you how to address most common problems with PAGES files and how to solve them in 4 simple steps.

PAGES File Extension

  • File type Pages Document
  • File developer Apple
  • File category Text Files
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What is a(n) PAGES file?

The .PAGES text file is characteristic of the Pages text editor created by Apple, which is the equivalent of Microsoft Word. The file stores .ZIP compressed text and formatting data as well as graphic information such as tables, images and charts. The document can be edited only on computers with the MacOs operating system, but the developer allows attaching the .PDF file to it to display the content on third-party computers.


How to open PAGES file?

In some cases problems may occur when trying to open PAGES files. Steps listed below can be helpful in addressing such problems.

Step 1 – Verify whether the file is properly associated with selected software

The first thing user should do is to associate application with PAGES files. It may happen so that even when an application that supports PAGES files is installed on the system it is not properly associated with this file format. This can be easily remedied by associating program with PAGES files. In order to associate such files with given application, user must open the file menu (by right-clicking on the file) and choosing "Open with". A list of suggested applications will be displayed at the top part of menu. Next, select an application and confirm your choice by checking "Always use the selected application to open this kind of files" option. Confirm your selection by clicking OK.

In order to open PAGES file, focus on steps 1 and 2


In majority of cases following instruction in step 1 and 2 should be enough to open files with PAGES extension. Before attempting the next steps, test all the programs listed below.

Step 2 – Install a program that supports PAGES files

Should it happen that the section with suggested programs is empty, it is most probable that no program supporting PAGES files is installed on the system. Choose a program from the following list and install it:

Programs that support files with PAGES extension

Step 3 – Check for other possible causes of errors

  • Corrupted storage medium on which the PAGES file is stored
  • File data corruption or incompleteness (for example, due to incomplete download or copy process). In such case the file must be re-downloaded or properly copied and then opened again.
  • Compatibility issues – check whether PAGES extension is compatible with user’s operating system
  • Administrative policy settings may prevent user from opening given file

Step 4 – Contact an expert

If you are still unable to open PAGES file, you should contact an IT expert. You could also try to contact the developer of given software that supports PAGES files. Appropriate website addresses can be found by clicking the name of given program in the list above.

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