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Natively, Apple provides a way to open PDF files on Mac (including macOS High Sierra) using Preview application, however, if Preview application is not working well, you can still open PDF in Pages application by Apple. Pages can open the files with the extension of . pages, .rtf, .docx, etc and in order to open PDF in Pages, you will have to convert the PDF file to another format that supported by Pages. There are a few converters to convert PDF to Pages with the same formatting and one such great tool is PDFelement for Mac.

Open PDF in Pages with PDFelement for Mac

This is an easy process, you will need 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: Load a PDF

Open the required PDF in 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: Edit PDF (Optional)

If you want to change or modify some content of the PDF document, you can click the "Edit" button to edit as you need. Learn more details about how to edit PDF on Mac here.

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Step 3: Convert PDF to Pages

The next step is convert the required PDF file to a format that is supported by Pages. So you can click on the "Convert" button, choose "To Word", "To RTF", "To Text" or "To Pages" button to start the conversion process.

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Step 4: Open PDF in Pages

After the conversion, go to the output folder to find the converted .pages format file and right click it, select "Open with" > "Pages" from that list.

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Import PDF to Pages on Mac

Actually, Pages enables you to import a PDF file in it directly, however it will process the inserted PDF as an image and you are unable to edit the PDF content in Pages.

Step 1: Open a Pages File

You can open Pages application to create a new file or open your targed .pages document directly. And select "Insert" > "Choose" option at the top menu.

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Step 2: Import PDF to Pages

Then in the new pop-up window, you can select the PDF file that you want to insert directly.

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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.

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.

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.


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Published: Nov 08,2017 11:04 am / Updated: Aug 09,2018 17:13 pm

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