Microsoft Word has been available on macOS for a while and it works perfectly, thereby helping Mac owners edit and create documents. One of the best things when it comes to Microsoft Word for Mac is that you can save and open your Word documents in macOS Pages. This comes in handy, especially when you cannot access Microsoft’s apps.
The Pages app for Mac is a great app that allows users to create their own documents using a wide range of editing tools and styles. Besides, users can add their images, movies, charts, and even more to their documents to make them unique.
In this step-by-step guide, we will go through the steps to open Microsoft Word documents in Pages for Mac. Before we begin, note that you need a modern version of macOS on your machine.
How to open a Microsoft Word document in Pages for Mac
Step one: First off, you need to open Pages on your Mac (you can open the app from the Dock or the Applications folder)
Step two: From the Pages window that shows up on your Mac, open a folder from the left-hand bar that contains a document you wish to open in Apple Pages (make sure your files are saved as .docx and .doc)
Step three: Once you have located your document, just simply select it and open it on your Mac to proceed
Step four: The import process will start (it may take a few seconds). Once done, your desired document will show up in Apple Pages on your Mac.
How to export a Pages file as a Microsoft Word document
Apple allows you to export a Pages file as a Microsoft document, so you can continue your work in Word. The process is pretty simple and we will show you how in the section below.
Step one: Open Pages on your Mac and head to a file you want to open in Microsoft Word to proceed
Step two: Next up, head to the Apple menu at the top and click on File. After that, hover your cursor over Export to and select Word from the pull-down menu
Step three: From the Export Your Documents window, select your format and hit Next (you can check the box next to the Require password to open option if you want a little bit of privacy)
Step four: Select where you want to save your file and hit Export to complete the task.
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