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Natively, Apple provides a way to open PDF files on Mac (including macOS High Sierra) using "Preview" application, however, if the preview app is not working fine, you can still open PDF in the Pages application by Apple. Pages only open the files with the 9(. Pages) extension and in order to open PDF in Pages, you will have to convert it to the .pages format. Apart from that, there is no way to open PDF in Pages. There are a few converters online to convert PDF to Pages with the same formatting and one such great tool is PDFelement for Mac.

PDFelement for Mac has the ability to open, annotate, edit and convert PDF files, but if you want to open PDF files in Pages on Mac or your iPad or iPad, you can use this tool to convert the PDF to Pages document.

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With the user-friendly interface, this program can open any type of the PDF files from single page documents to hundred pages' book or complicated excel sheets. The formatting of the PDF file will also remain intact and you can even annotate the documents. It has powerful annotating features such as adding object to a page in PDF file, highlighting the text or underlining a particular line in the PDF file.

The editing features will let you edit any text or the images in the PDF file. You can replace the already existing text with the new text while the formatting of the new text can also be changed. From changing format to fonts, size to alignment of the text, everything is possible. Similarly, this tool can also be used to crop, resize or rotate images in the PDF files.

Another powerful feature in the PDFelement for Mac is the conversion of PDF file to other popular formats such as HTML, Doc, Docx, PPT, XLSX or even Pages for Apple's Pages application. While converting, you can either convert the complete document or can select the Pages that you want to convert.

The Steps to Open PDF with Pages on Mac

This is the multi-step process, first you will have to convert PDF file to Word processing format (.pages), this format can later be opened in Pages. So, first of all download and install PDFelement for Mac. Here's the complete guide to open PDF in Pages.

Step 1: Open the PDF

Open the required PDF in Wondershare PDFelement for Mac, you can either drag and drop the PDF file or can click on the "Open File" button from the main screen. Select the PDF file and click on "Open" button again.

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Step 2: Convert PDF to Pages (Word Processing Format)

The next step is convert the required PDF file to Word Processing format. You need to click on the "Convert" button, which is present on the top right side of the screen.

Click on the "To Pages" icon on the right side which will reveal another menu. You can click the "Options" tab and make settings of the conversion. If the PDF file contains the scanned documents, enable the "OCR" button, otherwise click on the "Convert" button on the same page.

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Step 3: Open PDF in Pages

Finally, select the Output location for the PDF file and click on "Save" button again. Once the PDF file is converted, you will see a little tick mark next to the Pages icon in the top.

Last step is to open the recently converted Word Processing file in Pages. Go to the location of recently converted file and right click on the file, select "Open with" and select "Pages" from that list.

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What is Pages and Tips on Opening PDF in Pages

Pages is a professional word processing application from Apple which is alternative of Microsoft's famous application "Microsoft Word". The recent updates to the pages will allow different users to open the PDF documents, word formats and even the ePub formats. Pages will let you create and edit any document just like the Microsoft Word and there is nothing major differences between both applications. However, it has the unique ability to store documents on the cloud service, iCloud, So, users can easily access the document any time on any Apple device such as iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.

  • While opening the PDF files in Pages, make sure to convert them in the appropriate format and don't forget to enable the OCR feature for the scanned documents.
  • You can also save the word processing document to PDF using the Pages application. So, it is better to save the file as PDF file rather than native pages format.
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Published: Nov 08,2017 11:04 am / Updated: Nov 16,2017 10:32 am

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