Last time, I made an article on how to open Pages document as PDFs on Windows systems. This would allow users to print or view the documents created on iWork Pages. On today’s Friday is Free Day, I’ll feature an application that will convert Pages documents to text files.
Pages Converter is an app created by David Cohen who goes by the name synth3t1c on SourceForge. On its 0.6 version, Pages Converter is able to convert Pages documents to text files. This also means that formatting, tables, and images are all ignored. This uses the XML file contained in the Pages document so you have to extract its contents first.
Also, you need to have at least Microsoft .Net Framework 3 installed on your system. Here’s a link to the 3.5 version. Download the Pages Converter software from the SourceForge site. Unzip the contents and run PagesConverter.exe. Assuming that you have extracted the contents of your Pages document, click the Add File button and search for the XML file. Once the XML file is added, click the Convert to TXT button. The converted file is located in the same directory as your XML file.