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PAGES file format

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Pages is a word processing software application developed in 2005 and has gone through changes, with a more recent version released in 2020. Pages form part of the iWork productivity suites and are supported by different operating systems developed by Apple Inc. The primary goal for its development was to make concepts in Microsoft simpler. The pages' users are provided with more than 140 templates to do some common tasks, but it also allows its users to develop their documents. Pages are designed such that it works well with other programs and is usable with minimum effort. The version created in 2007 supports DOCX and related files, and so have other versions since then.
Technical details
There are no official publications by apple on file specifications. Techniques like reverse engineering were employed in the version released in 2009 to include additional features. Files created using the past Pages version cannot be viewed using the latest versions, and it is necessary first to convert them before use. As of 2012, Pages stopped supporting the open Document file type, and this is to say that the files can only be viewed using Pages, Google Docs, and Jumpshare. The files cannot be edited using Jumpshare or Google docs, but instead, the two allow viewing and saving the document. Google Docs allows conversion of the file to the PDF format for printing.
Google Docs
Pages 4.3
Pages 5.0
Pages 5.5
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Apple iWork
Apple Inc.
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