Pages

Developer: Apple

Current Version: 6.0.5

Last Updated: 5 months ago

Download Size: 228.3 MB - Download

Description:

Create gorgeous documents in minutes with the all-new Pages for Mac word processor — featuring a stunning new design, new writing tools, and improved 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 now with the beta release of new collaboration features, 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 (beta)
• With the beta release of new collaboration features, 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
• Easily update and reorder styles using the new Format Panel
• Use auto-text wrap to flow text around images
• Create and view impressive 2D, 3D, and interactive charts
• Insert photos, music, and video with the Media Browser
• Use powerful graphics tools including Instant Alpha and masking
• Use gorgeous preset styles to make your text, tables, shapes, and images look beautiful
• Edit down to the pixel with the ruler, alignment guides, and powerful graphics tools
• A new unified file format on Mac, iOS, and the web makes documents work seamlessly across platforms

Advanced writing tools
• Turn on change tracking to mark up a document as you edit it
• Use comments and highlights to share ideas and feedback with others
• Show and hide change tracking and comments on mouse-over
• Create footnotes and endnotes and view word counts with character, paragraph, and page counts
• Automatic list making and spell checking
• Seamless integration with MathType* and EndNote* for inserting equations and citations
• Advanced typography features including smart quotes and ligatures
• 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 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:

• Support for Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro lets you easily edit text, shapes, tables and charts
• 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

2/5
Version 6.0.5
Review by theappleofadam

What did you do??? - I need a place to vent. This program went from being one of the greatest word processors of all time to making me pull my hair out. I know I have an older Mac (2012) but every other program runs just fine. Pages ran just fine, then I update and it treats every spelling error as a crisis event. Each misspelled word leads to a beach ball and 3 seconds of the programing slowing so badly words stop appearing. Granted I am a terrible speller, but that makes the problem even worse. Its a misspelling. Autocorrect does not cause this problem in any other program. Even the words I misspelled writing this review were flawlessly fixed. Why can’t pages deliver an experience as good as a program that is not even a word processor? It’s crazy making and upsetting as I have relied on Pages for years. My has the apple executive team suddenly decided to abandon the Pages team who I am sure want to do better work than this? Fix it please!

Found helpful by 94 out of 97 people
1/5
Version 6.0.5
Review by paulyknuckles

What happen? - I’m reading through all the negative reviews of Pages and agree with everyone of them. You are practically forcimg me to use Word. Being a college student, I write numerous papers and Pages has become an abosolute headache for me. My plans are to continue my education through grad school and am realizing there is no way I can rely on Pages anymore. The inability to hide my headers on the subsequent pages following the first page pretty much makes using Pages worthless. Never had problems before until I upgraded to the new operating system. What happen to Apple? This is just Pages I’m complaining about. There are plenty of other issues I am having with my Apple products. I am not a happy customer. I don’t even feel like Apple cares anymore.

Found helpful by 88 out of 90 people
1/5
Version 6.0.5
Review by jmstacey

Awful app—big let down from ’09 days - This is an awful app in more ways than I’ll bore you with here. The iWork rewrite is an extreme disappointment to me. Like others, I used to use the iWork ’09 apps regularly. Now, every time I open a document in the new rewritten ones I try to give it a chance, but no—at the end of the day it’s poor design, poor functionality, that pales in comparison to the ’09 versions. That is astounding because even the ’09 versions weren’t as functional as the Microsoft suite at the time, but they did provide a level of good design and simplicity of design that made it preferable to the MS suite most of the time. Sadly, these rewritten iWork apps are such a big step back into the dark ages I simply don’t know what to say other than skip these and maybe Apple will hear the message and get back on track.

Found helpful by 85 out of 86 people
2/5
Version 6.0.5
Review by disappointed Pages user

I have to use Word because Pages lacks - I love the look of text in Pages, it’s beautiful. The resolution is sharp and the contrast amazing. It’s also easy to use and transfers pretty well into Word and other formats. However, I do a lot of content creation and it FRUSTRATES the heck out of me that I can’t view my content in a side-by-side view. I have a big, gorgeous Mac desktop and I bought it thinking I could view multiple pages as I used to do in Word and skim the overall length and layout, etc. of 2, 4, 6 pages at a time. Now, I have to save it as a Word docx, open it in Word and do that multiple-page view. It’s a PAIN. I’ve learned Apple did away with this feature a few years ago and it’s a shame. I think I’m going to just stick with Word, despite it’s clunky look and interface because Pages woefully lacks in this area. And it seems like a simple thing to add. There also seems to be no response from Apple on this. No update adding it or rationale as to why the change was made. I’m severely disappointed.

Found helpful by 82 out of 83 people
2/5
Version 6.0.5
Review by AGS0AUDI

Disappointing - I used Pages 09 for several years for a club newsletter and really liked it. The new version of Pages is awful. It lost a lot of features the one that is a pain is not being able to text flow from one page to another. I had Word for Mac and might have to go figure out how to use it for my newsletter. I just bought the new MacBook Pro and was not happy that the older version of Pages didn’t show up when I restored my old laptop.

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
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