Software : Apple : Pages

Apple Pages

(as of 9/25/2017)

Software Overview

Screenshot of Apple Pages 6

Screenshot of Apple Pages 6

Main Features

  • Supports Office Open XML format and can export to PDF and ePub
  • Enables you to add text, images, video, shapes, and charts
  • Comes with professional looking templates
  • Uses iCloud to sync documents across your devices

Apple Pages is a word processing application for OS X. The app enables you to create a variety of documents such as reports, posters, resumes, and cards.

Pages saves documents as a .PAGES file but can import and export to Microsoft Word's Office Open XML format. It can also export a document to the PDF and ePub formats. The application provides over 60 high quality templates and allows you to add text, images, video, shapes, tables, and charts to your document.

Pages is also available for iOS devices, which allows you to work on your documents from almost anywhere at anytime. And with iCloud, your documents will be kept up to date across enabled devices. You can also share documents by using a link that gives OS X and Windows users access to the latest version with editing permissions through Pages for iCloud beta from

Over the years, Pages has become a more finely tuned word processor for OS X users. It comes with solid word processing features, provides a large variety of professional looking templates, and supports the popular Office Open XML format. It doesn't offer nearly the same amount of robust word processing power provided by Microsoft Word, but if you need a low-priced word processor that's great for designing page layouts, Apple Pages is the solution.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.PAGES – Pages Document

Other file extensions used by Apple Pages 6

Supported File Types
.CWKClarisWorks Document
.DOCMicrosoft Word Document
.DOCXMicrosoft Word Open XML Document
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.RTFRich Text Format File
.RTFDRich Text Format Directory File
.TXTPlain Text File

Updated: September 25, 2017