I’ve had a few requests to open .pages files lately and found a nice and quick way to extract the .pages file to expose a PDF file which can be opened within Windows. The Pages file extension originates from Apple’s iWorks Pages application.

Right click the .pages file and extract with 7zip (or your favorite alternative).

Open the quicklook folder and open the PDF version of the .pages file, most of the files I’ve come across allow text to be copied from the PDF.