Convert Pages documents to PDF, Microsoft Word, and more

You can also open Microsoft Word documents and other file types in Pages on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, a Mac, or online at iCloud.com.

Convert and open documents in Pages for iOS

You can work with a variety of file formats in Pages on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Check which formats are compatible with Pages for iOS.

Convert a Pages document in Pages for iOS

  1. Open the document, then tap More button.
  2. Tap Export.
  3. Choose a format for your document.
  4. Choose how you want to send your document, like with Mail or Messages.

Open a file in Pages for iOS

To open a file like a Microsoft Word documents in Pages for iOS, tap the file in the document manager. If you don’t see the document manager, tap Documents (on an iPad) or Documents button (on an iPhone or iPod touch), then tap the file that you want to open. If a file is dimmed, it’s not in a compatible format.

You can also open a file in Pages from a different app like the Files app, or from an email:

  1. Open the other app, then select the document or attachment.
  2. Tap Share button.
  3. Tap Copy to Pages. The original file remains intact.

When the file opens, you might get a message that the document will look different. For example, Pages notifies you when fonts are missing. Tap Done to open the document in Pages.

Convert and open documents in Pages for Mac

You can work with a variety of file formats in Pages for Mac. Check which formats are compatible with Pages for Mac.

Convert a Pages document in Pages for Mac

  1. Open the Pages document in that you want to convert.
  2. Choose File > Export To, then select the format.
  3. In the window that appears, you can choose a different format or set up any additional options. For example, you can require a password to open an exported PDF, change the image quality of an exported PDF, or choose the format for the exported Word document.
  4. Click Next. 
  5. Enter a name for your file, then choose a location for the file.
  6. Click Export.

To send a file in a specific format through Mail, Messages, AirDrop, or Notes, choose Share > Send a Copy, choose how you want to send the document, then choose a format.

Open a file in Pages for Mac

From the Finder, Control-click the file, then choose Open With > Pages. If Pages is the only word processor on your Mac, you can just double-click the file.

From the Pages for Mac app, choose File > Open, select the file, then click Open. If a file is dimmed, it’s not a compatible format.

When the file opens, you might get a message that the document will look different. For example, Pages notifies you when fonts are missing. You might see also see warnings when you open documents created in older versions of Pages.

Open and convert documents in Pages for iCloud

Pages for iCloud lets you open, edit, and share your files from a supported browser on a Mac or PC. Check which formats are compatible with Pages for iCloud.

Convert a Pages document in Pages for iCloud

  1. Sign in to iCloud.com with your Apple ID.
  2. Click Pages.
  3. In the document manager, click More button on the file you want to convert, then choose Download a Copy. If you have the document open, click Tools button in the toolbar, then choose Download a Copy.
  4. Choose a format for the document. The file starts begins to download to your browser’s download location.

Open a file in Pages for iCloud

  1. Sign in to iCloud.com with your Apple ID.
  2. Click Pages.
  3. Drag the file you want to upload into the Pages document manager in your browser. Or click , select the file, then click Choose.
  4. Double-click the file in the document manager.

Check file format compatibility

Formats you can open in Pages

You can open these file formats in Pages for iOS, Pages for Mac, and Pages for iCloud:

  • All Pages versions
  • Microsoft Word: Office Open XML (.docx) and Office 97 or later (.doc)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf/.rtfd)
  • Plain Text files (.txt)

Formats you can convert Pages documents into

Pages for iOS:

  • Microsoft Word: Office Open XML (.docx) 
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf/.rtfd)
  • PDF
  • EPUB

Pages for Mac:

  • Microsoft Word: Office Open XML (.docx) and Office 97 or later (.doc)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf/.rtfd)
  • Plain Text files (.txt)
  • PDF
  • EPUB
  • Pages ‘09

Pages for iCloud:

  • Microsoft Word: Office Open XML (.docx) 
  • PDF
  • EPUB

Learn more

  • Pages for iOS, Pages for Mac, and Pages for iCloud use the same file format. If you create or edit a document in Pages on one platform, you can open it in Pages on any of the other platforms.
  • You can update to current versions of Pages on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from the App Store. To update Pages on your Mac, use the App Store app on your Mac.
  • If you convert a Pages document into Pages ’09-compatible document, learn more about changes that happen when you export to iWork ’09.

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