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  • Writer's pictureJeff Madlock

ETG Quick Tip: Open .pages file on a Windows PC

Here is a quick and easy tip for folks that don’t have an Apple computer, but receive a .pages file from someone.

If someone sends you a .pages file, save it to your computer, paying attention to where you save it.

  1. Locate the file you saved

  2. Change the extension from .pages to .zip by right-clicking the file and choosing “rename.”

  3. Once you’ve done that, you can double-click the zipped file in Windows. Inside there, you will find a folder called “QuickLook.”

  4. Inside Quicklook, you will find a PDF version of the .pages document! Bingo!

You can read the file, or you can Copy and paste the content into a word processor (such as Word or OpenOffice), and you should be good to go.

*Note: If you cannot see file extensions, you will have to enable that. Do the following:

  1. Open Control Panel

  2. Open Folder Options

  3. Click the VIEW tab at top

  4. UNcheck the box that says, “Hide extensions for known file types”

  5. Click OK

  6. Close Control Panel

This tip works as long as the sender chose the option to include a preview.

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