Way to open Pages files in Windows?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Sesshi, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    Does anyone have a solution if I have a Pages file and want to open it in Windows without going back to a Mac and converting the file?
  2. macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    Nope. You need to export it in some other format, e.g., Word, RTF, PDF.
  3. #3
    save them as a .doc or .rtf or .pdf .... If you want to open the documents in Word then save them as a .doc idealy!
  4. macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2005
    Wheaton/Normal, IL
    Just to clarify this... the files must be exported, not saved.

  5. macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    Except for a PDF, which can be printed.

    Seems to be an echo in here.
  6. thread starter macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
  7. macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2009
    Trick to view doc

    Actually, you can see the 1st page by opening the .pages folder and iopening the QuickLook
  8. macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    he was asking the question thats exactly opposite as you thought.
  9. macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2009
    I just find out it is really easy

    You just need to open the .pages file in winzip or winrar. In essence, .pages is a group of files. You will see all of them in winzip or winrar. One of them is preview.pdf. All you need to do is to extract it. It retains all the text and, best of all, all the formatting. This will allow you to print. However, if you want to edit it, it is getting a little complicated. You will have to download a PagesConverter from the Internet and use it to open the .xml file. You then can convert it to .txt file.
  10. macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2008
    very helpful, indeed! thanks!:)
  11. macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2009
    Opening the pages file on a PC

    While winzip or winrar will work, i think I've got a simpler solution:

    Step 1 - Save the file to your desktop
    Step 2 - Right Click the file -> Drag to 'Rename'
    Step 3 - Amend '.zip' to the end of the file and hit enter
    Step 4 - Open zipped folder and view contents

    That's it! I hope this helps :)
  12. macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2009
    This is just the information I needed. Thanks to all the posters above. I forgot to save in .doc format last night at home, and don't have access to a Mac at work. I extracted the pdf from the .pages file using winzip and then was able to export the pdf to a .doc using my Adobe Acrobat Pro. Now I can get back on deadline.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2010
    Opening.Page file in PC

    Thank you! I used your .zip recommendation and it worked perfectly!
  14. macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2010
    Québec, Canada
    Finally !

    Thank you very much ! I also used your .zip recommendation and it worked perfectly... and I was almost desperate to find a way to open those files ! I will also add your forum to my favorites ! :)
  15. macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2010
    I'm having desperate trouble to extract the index.xml file, anyone recommend what I'm doing wrong? Every program I try gives me an unsupported compression warning..
  16. macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2008
    I used pomajp's 4 step solution. Works like a charm. Thanks!
  17. macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2010
    Fix to the problem

    hey, i hope it's not too late, though it probably is. In case you're having issues opening the text, you can open it in internet explorer, and it's at the bottom. a bunch of html code is before it, but the text is there.
  18. macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2010
    Thanks alot man, if it wasn't for this, I'd be having a pretty ****** morning with no homework. I know this is a little late but just had to say thanks!
  19. macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2011
    South Africa
    Upload the .pages file to Google Docs

    This workaround requires one to upload the file to an online/cloud services such as Google Documents. I know that Google Documents allows one to view the .pages file.
  20. macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2011

    Brilliant!! Thank you!
  21. macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2010
    Birmingham, UK
    :eek: Thank you so much!

    I'm at work and have a Pages file in my Dropbox that I desperately need to access and we only have PCs here - you're a star!
  22. macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2011
    Thank you for being the person who actually helped me view the file!

    Using WinRar was a great way to see what the pages files looked like and let me at least see what was on the disk. The other info didnt help at all because I am not using a MAC at this office. I signed up for MacRumors just so i could reply and thank you for the time to post WinRar as a temp-solution, even though this did not allow a full PDF view with 300 dpi, which i needed in order save and then import to indesign, cheers. Ryan

  23. macrumors newbie


    Sep 8, 2011
    chicago, il.
    open file extension

    Visit the FileExtensions.net homepage for access to an entire File Extensions Library. I was having difficulty on how to open file extension, and this site really helps.
  24. macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2010
    Halifax UK
    The workaround with WinZip has just saved me hours of work. Thanks to whoever posted it originally ! :) :)
  25. macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2011
    It doesn't do a brilliant job, but you can upload a Pages document to Google Docs and access it there.

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