Posted by: bearc0025 | February 14, 2011

How to Open .Pages Files Without iWork |

As of 2010, other word processing programs can’t open a Pages file. However, Pages also embeds a PDF file in each document. PCs and Mac computers don’t need iWork to open the PDF file and access the text of a Pages document.

via How to Open .Pages Files Without iWork |

The site linked above has a few steps to access a pdf version of a pages doc if you don’t have Pages. Basically change the extension to zip, unzip it and there’s a pdf in the QuickLook dir. So great!



  1. Worked perfectly! Thanks!

  2. Easy, worked perfectly, and I didn’t have to install any new software! Thanks.

  3. 7zip are able to open the .pages and will show the contents of it

  4. great tip, works a treat, thanks.

  5. Tried this on a Mac running 10.6.8 and what I got from unzipping was a .cpgz file. I tried unzipping in the Terminal window with no luck.

    I see this thread is over a year old, but similar suggestions have been made re: appending the .zip extension more recently.

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