Pages

Developer: Apple

Current Version: 6.3.1

Last Updated: 3 months ago

Download Size: 236.4 MB - Download

Description:

Create gorgeous documents in minutes with the Pages for Mac word processor — featuring a stunning design, writing tools, and performance. Start with an Apple-designed template or create your own design using fonts, styles, and tools from the intelligent Format Panel. Easily add images, movies, charts, and more. And use change tracking, comments, and highlights to review your work.

With iCloud built in, your documents are kept up to date across all your devices. And with real-time collaboration, your team will be able to work together at the same time on a Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch — even on a PC using iWork for iCloud.

Whatever you write, Pages puts powerful tools at your fingertips. So you can create great-looking, media-rich documents in minutes.

Collaborate with others at the same time
• With the release of real-time collaboration, your whole team can work together on a document at the same time
• Collaboration is built right in to Pages on the Mac, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch 
• PC users can collaborate too, using Pages for iCloud
• Share your document publicly or with specific people
• You can easily see who’s currently in the document with you
• View other people’s cursors to follow their edits

Get started quickly
• Choose from over 60 Apple-designed templates to instantly create beautiful reports, resumes, cards, and posters
• Simplified toolbar gives you quick access to shapes, media, tables, charts, and sharing options
• The Format Panel automatically updates based on selection
• Import and edit Microsoft Word documents and plain text files

Create beautiful documents
• Format your document with gorgeous styles, fonts, and textures
• Enhance your document with a library of over 500 editable shapes
• Insert photos, music, and video with the Media Browser
• Use auto-text wrap to flow text around images
• Use powerful graphics tools including Instant Alpha and masking

Advanced tools
• Add comments and join threaded conversations
• Turn on change tracking to mark up a document as you edit it
• Add bookmarks to easily link from one part of your document to another
• Automatic list making and spell checking
• Add linked text boxes so text easily flows from one place to another
• Create footnotes and endnotes and view word counts with character, paragraph, and page counts
• Add elegant mathematical equations using LaTeX or MathML notation
• Seamless integration with MathType* and EndNote* for inserting equations and citations
• Easy setup for headers, footers, and document body

iCloud
• Turn on iCloud so your documents are automatically available on your Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and iCloud.com
• Access and edit your documents from a Mac or PC browser at www.icloud.com with Pages for iCloud
• Pages automatically saves your documents as you make changes

Share a copy of your work
• Use AirDrop to send your document to anyone nearby
• Quickly and easily share a link to your work via Mail, Messages, Twitter, or Facebook
• Anyone with the shared document link will always have access to the latest version of the document and can edit it with you at iCloud.com
• Export your document in ePub, Microsoft Word, and PDF format
• Print wirelessly with AirPrint, including page range selection, number of copies, and two-sided printing

* MathType and EndNote both sold separately. EndNote integration requires a plug-in available from Pages support link.
Some features may require Internet access; additional fees and terms may apply.
Pages does not include support for some Chinese, Japanese, or Korean (CJK) text input features such as vertical text.

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Release Notes:

This update contains stability and performance improvements.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 5.2
Review by Thalesian

Great for almost everything - I get told all the time by folks that if you want to be serious about documents, you have to use Microsoft Word. Typically, the (very serious) folks who tell me this have not been published. As someone who regularly uses Pages on Mac, iPad, and even iPhone to write and prepare scientific papers for publication, it is fine. I have had no problem exporting documents as either .doc or .docx for final versions of manuscripts to be published in journals like PLoS One. I can quickly import images from ArcGIS or R to add figure captions. Table creation is a breeze. Pages is a great tool, and document syncing makes my life a lot easier. I can jot down some new ideas and paragraphs on my iPad while on a plane, and then continue with a manuscript from my Mac at an office or at home. In short, if your primary needs for a word editor are a place to write and format text, or to add comments or track changes, Pages is fine. About the only limitation I’ve found is the Table of Contents (speficially, having multiples of these). But that is honestly the only setback I have had in the past 4 years of using Pages to prepare manuscripts for publication.

Found helpful by 80 out of 105 people
1/5
Version 5.5.3
Review by madman420

Apple needs to pull their head out - Apple software quality has gone downhill way too far. I’ve been a loyal Apple user for 30 years (yes, even when Apple sucked worse than now), but I’m finally considering ditching anything and everything I own that has that silly little apple icon on it, because it has become a symbol for frustration, poor quality, and inconsistency (things “just not working”). Just read all of the other one-star reviews if you want to know my feeling about this version of the Pages app. Apple has stopped listening to its customers, though. They don’t care about our needs—they only care about the most effective ways to pull cash out of our wallets without us noticing, because they refuse to provide the value for which we’d willingly pay. How dare you destroy the previous purchases of Pages ’09 by disabling it and replacing it with a crippled version? Apple should be sued! Customers didn’t give you permission to delete any software for which they’ve paid, or to remove features after payment. Apple doesn’t care about creatives anymore—they want consumers only!! They figure that companies like Adobe will provide all creative software necessary for Apple’s creative developers. Unfortunately, it means that Apple has abandoned us.

Found helpful by 146 out of 166 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 6.3.1
Review by Murcan

Great! - I wrote an earlier review complaining about all the things Pages used to do but doesn’t in its new incarnation. Some of that’s still true. But I have to say that if this version does what you need it’s great. It looks fantastic, it’s supple and fast, and really a pleasure to use. And as a professional writer I use it A LOT. It handles long documents flawlessly. And in the last update it’s stopped doing the weird re-sizing thing in the page thumbnail panel that no one could explain to me. I've tried other writing apps but in my opinion nothing comes close. Another update: the app keeps getting better, with flawless Cloud access and storage. I still keep looking for something better but Pages has it all. Rock-solid dependability plus ease of use.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
2/5
Version 6.3.1
Review by thisissuzy

Can’t perform basic editing tasks - I was excited to see an update to Pages today. Alas, you STILL CANNOT SELECT NON-CONTIGUOUS TEXT. Like, seriously, Apple? What?! It’s one of the most basic document editing tasks, and I can’t do it in Pages. If I have 50 words I want to put in italics, I have to do each one separately. I can’t just hold CTRL and click on each word, then italicize. So stupid and the reason I rarely use Pages. Funnily enough, I CAN do it in Notes. You cannot bring that functionality back to Pages? Pages used to have this functionality, along with nearly 100 other features Pages doesn’t do anymore. Disabled your own software. Awesome. Thanks, Apple. I guess I shouldn’t complain because Pages is free these days, right? Sorry, I’m still complaining. Why can’t you IMPROVE the software to suit your customers’ ACTUAL needs?

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
2/5
Version 6.3.1
Review by sudoku_player

Apple had a great version of Pages and killed it! - To this day I still use Pages version 4.3. That version of Pages has wonderful features and wonderful compatibility in terms of exchanging files with MSWord. Like other reviewers, I need a word processor capable of producing technical documents. Pages version 4.3 works very well for while the current incarnations of Pages fail. I can produce a technical document in Page 4.3 export it to MSWord, make some changes in MSWord and then reimport it perfectly back into Pages 4.3. If I take that same document and open it in the current incarnation of Pages, the document is changed such that it becomes unusable to me. Pages version 4.3 is a delight to use and I prefer it hugely over MSWord. Apple had a winner and then decided to kill it for some reason. Apple should go back and revive Pages 4.3. It was a winner! Maybe give it a different name … Pages for the Office … or some such thing. The current version of Pages is pretty. But it terms of productivity and features for technical writing, as I and other reviewers do, the current version of Pages is a failure.

Found helpful by 48 out of 55 people
3/5
Version 6.3.1
Review by mithlogy

No facing pages. - I cannot use Pages because it no longer has facing pages. Imagine that, they REMOVED that feature. For many of us in publishing, facing pages is a requirement. If you only want to do elementary school papers, it would be fine.

Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people
2/5
Version 6.3.1
Review by dysamoria

Still not up to par with the 2009 version Apple trashed for iOS - i still find myself using Pages (and iWork) ’09, because of all the lost functionality (and obfuscated GUI) in these applications when Apple ported the feature-deprived iOS versions to the Mac (abandoning the original Mac versions). i could go into detail, but plenty of people have already done this and Apple has a tendency to delete my product reviews (and no, i’m not being abusive in my reviews), so why put effort into a review almost no one will care about (especially Apple)? i can’t even update to this current version because i’m still on El Capitan and Apple doesn’t think we should use older Mac OS versions or older Macs. Two OS versions behind? Too bad.

Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people
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