Open an Existing Document

Here’s a brief summary of how Pages opens existing documents:

  • On a Mac: Being a full-fledged desktop computer program, the Mac app can open Pages files from any drive connected to your Mac as well as open files from iCloud. The app can also open Microsoft Word documents, too (in both .doc and .docx format); these are converted into new Pages documents, leaving the originals intact. Pages can also open text files, including .rtf (Rich Text Format) files, converting those into new Pages documents. And on top of all that, it can open documents from older versions of Pages—as well as One More Thing: documents created by Apple’s now-retired iBooks Author.

  • On an iPad: You can open documents from the document manager screen, ...

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