Skype default for opening Pages

Created at: 2021-03-30 11:34:16
Questioner General

Hi, I'm really hoping someone can help...



I don't have Pages on my MacBook Pro, but a friend sent me a Pages file on 30 Dec 2020 that I had no problem opening (but can't remember what I opened it with - I have the latest version of Microsoft Word for Mac, so maybe it was that).



She just sent me another Pages file today (12 Jan) and when I try to open it, Skype (latest - version 8.67.0.96) keeps opening the file. I tried to change the "Open with..." default - first to MS Word, then to Preview - but Skype over-rode both of them to open.



I went back to the Pages file she sent on 30 Dec and it now only opens with Skype.



I think there were a couple of updates to Skype recently, but am hoping someone else has experienced this and has a fix.



thank you!!

Answer #1:

By: Stewart Green

Hi, I'm really hoping someone can help...



I don't have Pages on my MacBook Pro, but a friend sent me a Pages file on 30 Dec 2020 that I had no problem opening (but can't remember what I opened it with - I have the latest version of Microsoft Word for Mac, so maybe it was that).



She just sent me another Pages file today (12 Jan) and when I try to open it, Skype (latest - version 8.67.0.96) keeps opening the file. I tried to change the "Open with..." default - first to MS Word, then to Preview - but Skype over-rode both of them to open.



I went back to the Pages file she sent on 30 Dec and it now only opens with Skype.



I think there were a couple of updates to Skype recently, but am hoping someone else has experienced this and has a fix.



thank you!!

Answer #2:

By: Ebba Watsica

The only applications on the planet that can open the Pages proprietary word processing document format are:

  1. Apple's Preview (read-only)
  2. Apple's Pages for Mac ( read/write with a maybe depending on the version of Pages that created the document)
  3. Apple's Pages for iOS/iPadOS (read/write with a maybe on versions again)
  4. Apple's Pages for iCloud (read/write)
  5. LibreOffice v7.0.4.2 (read-only Pages '09 v4 series documents without complexity)



No other application (and especially MS Office and Skype) can open a Pages document, or if it can, not without gibberish.

Answer #3:

By: Mellie Nikolaus

The only applications on the planet that can open the Pages proprietary word processing document format are:

  1. Apple's Preview (read-only)
  2. Apple's Pages for Mac ( read/write with a maybe depending on the version of Pages that created the document)
  3. Apple's Pages for iOS/iPadOS (read/write with a maybe on versions again)
  4. Apple's Pages for iCloud (read/write)
  5. LibreOffice v7.0.4.2 (read-only Pages '09 v4 series documents without complexity)



No other application (and especially MS Office and Skype) can open a Pages document, or if it can, not without gibberish.