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Dear TLT: How do I convert a file into something I can open in Word?


I have a student that submitted a paper created in Apple’s Pages and I can’t read it using Word.  What can I do?


Professor H. Higgins



Dear Professor Higgins,

Check out  This website allows you to upload files and it will convert them into a format that you can view.  It’s all done online and is free so no software is needed on your computer.

  • Just go to
  • choose the proper converter (Audio, Video, Image, Document, Ebook, or Archive)
  • then choose the format you want to convert TO, example “Convert to DOC,”
  • then click GO.

Scroll down and click Choose File to upload our file then click Convert File.  It’s just that easy.

This is also a great site to allow you to convert all those old research files and papers into a format that you can view.  I’ve used it for converting Pages to Word and old AppleWorks to Word.

FERPA REMINDER:  since this is a third-party site do not upload any files with secure information such as passwords, social security numbers, or grades. Make sure to always read the Privacy Policy.



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2 thoughts on “Dear TLT: How do I convert a file into something I can open in Word?”

  1. My Fair Lady was the musical version, starring Rex Harrison and the young Julie Andrews on Broadway. The straight play was “Pymalion” by George Bernard Shaw.

    1. You are correct but unfortunately we already had a winner. Thanks for reading our post through to the end. : )


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