Pages: Supported file formats

Learn which file formats you can use with Pages for Mac (5.0 or later) and Pages for iOS (2.0 or later).

Pages for Mac and Pages for iOS support importing:

  • Pages ’09 (4.0 or later)
  • Microsoft Word - Office Open XML (.docx) and Office 97 or later (.doc)
  • Plain Text files (.txt)

Pages for Mac (5.0 or later) supports exporting:

  • Pages ’09 (4.0 or later)
  • Microsoft Word (.docx and .doc)
  • PDF
  • Plain Text files (.txt)
  • ePub
  • ZIP Archive (Supported in Pages for Mac 5.1 or later)

Pages for iOS (2.0 or later) supports exporting:

  • Microsoft Word
    • Pages 2.0-2.1: The extension for a document you export in Microsoft Word format is determined by its password protection. If you turn on password protection then Pages exports a .doc file. Otherwise .docx is used.
    • Pages 2.2 and later always exports .docx files.
  • PDF
  • ePub


Additional Information

Pages for Mac (5.0 or later) and Pages for iOS (2.0 or later) use the same file format. Documents you create or work on in Pages for Mac can be opened in Pages for iOS and vice versa.

If you'd like to work with Rich Text Format (.rtf) documents, you can copy and paste the content into a new Pages document and it will retain its formatting.

Important: Information about products not manufactured by Apple is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute Apple’s recommendation or endorsement. Please contact the vendor for additional information.
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