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PAGES file format

File extension
.pages
File category
Description
Pages is a word processing software application that was developed in 2005 and since then has gone through changes, with a more recent version released in 2020. Pages forms part of the iWork productivity suites and is supported by different operated systems developed by Apple Inc. The major goal for its development, was to make concepts in Microsoft simpler. The users of pages are provided with more than 140 templates to do some common tasks but it also allows its users to develop their own documents. Pages is 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 to first converted 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 the purpose of printing.
Programs
Google Docs
Jumpshare
Pages 4.3
Pages 5.0
Pages 5.5
Main program
Apple iWork
Developer
Apple Inc.
MIME type
application/x-iwork-pages-sffpages
application/vnd.apple.pages