How to Convert Pages to Word


Pages files are word processing documents created by Apple's "Pages" application which forms part of Apple's iWork office suite, a set of applications that run on the Max OS X and iOS operating systems. With Page format, it is simpler than Word to create and edit documents, thus eliminating many of Word's more complex functions.

However, if you are a Windows user and try to use Microsoft Word to open a Pages document on Windows, you will quickly find that Microsoft Word cannot recognize the Pages file. In this situation, we need to convert Pages to Word. Here, we will recommend some Pages to Word converters for you which can help you open the Pages file easily.

Section 1 - How to Convert Pages to Word on Windows with iCloud

Pages format is a special file format of macOS. So converting Pages to Word files on Windows is not as simple as it is on macOS. Microsoft Word doesn't recognize Pages files. In this situation, we can use iCloud to convert the Pages to Word.

iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple Inc. With iCloud, you can keep all photos, videos, documents, etc. on your PC up to date.

iCloud allows users to store documents, photos, and music on remote servers for downloading to iOS, macOS, or Windows devices, sharing and sending data with other users, and managing their Apple devices in the event of loss or theft.

Step 1. Open the internet browser like Google Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer as you like and visit iCloud.

Step 2. Sign in your Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one.

Step 3. Once signed in, select the "Pages" icon.

iCloud Pages

Step 4. Then, you will see all the documents created with Pages. However, if you want to convert the Pages file that's stored on your computer, you need to select the "Settings" icon and choose "Upload Document".

iCloud Upload Document

Step 5. When you see the Pages file on the "Documents" page, right-click the file and select "Download a Copy" from the pop-up menu.

iCloud Download a Copy

Step 6. Choose a download format. Click "Word" to download the document in a .docx file. Later, you can view and edit it on Microsoft Word.

iCloud Choose Word Format

Section 2 - How to Convert Pages to Word on Mac with Pages

If you are a Mac user written in Pages, you should convert the document to Word format before sending it to Windows users.

Pages is a powerful word processor in Mac that lets you create stunning documents. With Pages, you can easily create documents. Choose a template and then use powerful tools to add pictures, movies, shapes, or charts. Meanwhile, with real-time collaboration, your team can work together, whether they're on Mac, iPad, or iPhone, or using a PC.

Step 1. Open the PDF file you want to convert in Pages.

Step 2. Click on the "File" > "Export To" > "Word".

Pages File Export To Word

Step 3. Then it will show up an "Export Your Document" pop-window. Click the "Advanced Options" you can choose to save or convert the file to .docx or .doc formats you need. When you finished, click the "Next" button.


"By default, the Pages will save the file as the latest .docx format. This file format is suitable for Microsoft Word 2007 and above versions. But if you are using a version of Microsoft Word that is Word 2003 and earlier, it is recommended that you save it as .doc format, because this is the most compatible format."

Pages Export Your Document

Step 4. Name your files and choose where you want to save Word documents. Finally, click the "Export" button to save or complete the conversion.

Pages Save Word Document

Section 3 - Pages to Word Online Converters

We have listed the conversion methods for Windows and Mac users above. Here we will recommend some Pages to Word online converters. Whether you are Windows users or Mac users, you can use these online converters to convert files quickly and easily with a few clicks.

1. CloudConvert

CloudConvert is an online file converter. It supports almost all audio, video, document, e-Book, archive, image, spreadsheet, or presentation formats. CloudConvert is trusted by many users and customers since 2012. No one will ever have access to your files. The files are deleted after 24h at the latest. It will keep your personal data until it is needed for the provision of the services.

Step 1. Go to the Pages to Word Converter in CloudConvert. Click the "Select File" to upload the Pages file you want to convert. You can also upload the file from URL, Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive.

CloudConvert Select File

Step 2. Choose the Word output format as you need. You can select "DOC" or "DOCX" format according to the version of your Microsoft Word. If you want to convert more Pages files in batch, you can click the "Add more Files" button to upload more Pages files.

CloudConvert Select Output Format

Step 3. Click the red "Convert" button to start the conversion. After waiting a few seconds, you can click the "Download" button to download the converted file.

2. Zamzar

Zamzar is an online file converter based and registered in England as a limited company. The server supports the conversion of documents, images, audio, video, e-Books, CAD files, and compressed file formats.

With this free service, you can convert up to 2 files in any 24 hour period. However, if you sign up, you can convert up to 100 files at any one time, with no limits on the total number each day.

Step 1. Go to Pages to Word tool in Zamzar./p>

Zamzar Add Files

Step 2. Upload your Pages file by clicking the "Add Files" button or by dragging and dropping. Entering URL to convert the Pages file is also supported.

Step 3. Choose the format to convert your file to. You can choose "doc" or "docx" format according to the version of Microsoft Word on your computer.

CloudConvert Select Output Format

Step 4. Click "Convert Now" button and the conversion will start automatically. After the conversion is completed, you can click the "Download" button to download the Word file to your computer.


How can I convert .pages file to .doc without Mac?

You can use the iCloud method mentioned above to convert your files, and you can also use the online conversion tool like Zamzar to convert your files.

What is the best way to convert files on Mac?

If you are a Mac user, the best way to convert the Pages file to Word is to use the Pages software. You can convert the file to Word easily with a few clicks. You can follow the steps in "Section 2" of the above article.

The converted Word file cannot be opened on Microsoft Word and sometimes the format is messed up, how can I solve it?

You need to check whether the Word format you converted matches your Microsoft Word version. DOCX format is suitable for Microsoft Word 2007 and above versions. But if you are using a version of Microsoft Word that is Word 2003 and earlier, you need to convert to DOC format.


We have listed some methods on how to convert Pages to Word for both Windows and Mac users. You can follow the above methods to convert files conveniently and quickly. If you have other conversion methods, please let us know.

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