How to Import Apple Pages to MS Word

By Amy Dombrower

Pages, as part of Apple's iWork suite, is a word processor made for the Mac operating system. It works very similarly to Microsoft Word. In fact, you can export Pages documents to Microsoft Word format, which is useful when sharing your documents with others. Pages will also let you save documents as Rich Text Format (RTF) and Portable Document Format (PDF). Once you convert the file to a Word document, it will open in Word on either Mac or Windows computers.

Things You'll Need

  • Apple Pages
  • Mac computer
  • Microsoft Word

Step 1

Open a Pages document on your Mac computer.

Step 2

Click the "Share" or "File" menu, then click "Export" (depending on the version of Pages).

Step 3

Choose "Word" at the top of the "Export" window. Click "Next."

Step 4

Enter a filename for the document. Specify a location on your computer where you want to save the exported file. Click "Export."

Step 5

Email the document to yourself or save it onto a flash drive to transport it to a different computer if needed.

Step 6

Open Microsoft Word on a Mac or Windows computer. Open the Microsoft Word document you just exported from Pages.

Tips & Warnings

  • Beware that the conversion might not be perfect from Pages to Word, as the layout is different. You might need to do some rearranging or editing once you import the document into Word.