Archive for August, 2010

Open .pages file for Printing from Windows

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

A little while ago someone asked me for help in viewing and printing a .pages file that they had received by email.  In this case, there was no intention of editing the document, she really just needed to print it.

Here’s the deal:

– A .pages file is produced by one of the applications in Apple’s iWorks office productivity suite.
– A .pages file is actually a zip file with a few files in it.
– If you rename the file from .pages to .zip, then open the zip you will see some files and folders.
– Inside one of the folders you will find a PDF file preview (and JPEG)
– View and print this PDF.

And you’re done!

Sure, sometimes you need to edit the file, the right way to do this would be to get the sender to export the file from Apple iWorks to a format that a Windows user would be able to use, such as Rich Text Format (.rtf) or Microsoft Word (.doc).

Get used to receiving these files, Apple computers are everywhere…

Bingo for School

Monday, August 16th, 2010

It’s easy for us at Perceptus to know when school is back in session in North America. Traffic doubles from the lazy lull of summer at!

So, here’s our annual suggestion for teachers around America and everywhere else, try our back to school bingo template – it’s our word list of school related terms. Or, you might want to try our Ice Breaker bingo template – it’s a great way for your students to meet each other.

Basic use of is free. A cheap upgrade of $10 will get you a bunch more features!

Whoops. The Perceptus Forums needed some fixing.

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Whoops. The login pages to the Perceptus Forums, has been broken, probably for a while – it’s a quiet forum, it was easy to miss.

Anyway, it has been fixed. It’s too bad we don’t get frequent posts, or else we would have noticed earlier.