Pages

Developer: Apple

Current Version: 6.1

Last Updated: 7 days ago

Download Size: 230.2 MB - Download

2.5

$19.99
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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 the release of 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
• 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

Advanced tools
• Add bookmarks to easily link from one part of your document to another
• 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
• Add elegant mathematical equations using LaTeX or MathML notation
• 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
• Quickly open password-protected documents using Touch ID

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

* 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:

• Add bookmarks to easily link from one part of your document to another
• Add elegant mathematical equations using LaTeX or MathML notation
• Quickly open password-protected documents using Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
• Easily replace fonts throughout an entire document
• Import and export documents in Rich Text Format (RTF)
• New leader lines make pie charts easier to read
• New stock and currency functions provide up-to-date securities data in tables
• Customize dates, times, and currencies for your language or region

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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

3/5
Version 6.1
Review by rickproctor

Facing Pages and Bleeds - Pages is a great alternative when you can’t afford InDesign, but facing pages was removed several versions ago and never came back. It’d be great to be able to visualize a two-page spread with an overlapping image. You can make it work, but it’s tough and requires annoying trade-offs. Same with bleeds, I’d like to be able to visualize a full-page bleed and see the overlap.

Found helpful by 9 out of 12 people
4/5
Version 6.1
Review by THFBoston

Equations! - Pages now supports LaTeX, and it works! This makes my work so much easier. I still feel like Pages has a steep learning curve (so 4 stars, not 5), but I’ve finally gotten far enough up the curve, and with the addition of LaTeX, I am officially a self-described Pages user. I will no longer be hunting for a better option.

Found helpful by 8 out of 10 people
3/5
Version 6.1
Review by 2busy2readDirections

Simple fixes long time lacking - There is an autocorrect glitch that’s been around a LONG time (lots of complaints on the web) that needs to be addressed. There is also no way (that I can tell) to highlight multiple different things at once, for example, select several paragraph headings to make them all bold at once… no, unlike Word, you have to go and select each individual section, one edit at a time. I keep hoping that some of these simple functionalities will be addressed but instead, my current update is providing better pie charts! Yay.

Found helpful by 8 out of 14 people
3/5
Version 6.1
Review by Rkeck

Not great for editing - From the standpoint of editing, this app is lacking. Features that were once available in earlier Apple products, such as the ability to search and edit based on “Invisible” characters such as carriage returns and tabs make it cusbersome when editing the work of others. When you get a document with a space at the beginning of each paragraph, you ought to be able to do a simple search for a carriage return and a space, and replace it with a carriage return. Errr.

Found helpful by 8 out of 10 people
4/5
Version 6.1
Review by richardgrant

Version 6.1 fixes most problems — one bug remains - I use Pages every day. I’ve written two books with it. Basically I love it: it seems to aim for a sweet spot between feature-heavy apps like Word and no-frills apps like Ulysses, and it comes very close to striking the mark. It’s elegant, thoughtfully designed and enjoyable to use. Unfortunately, Pages has been allowed recently to fall into a state of disrepair, with annoying bugs and an overall sluggish feeling that have been allowed to persist for months on end. I’ve found it impossible to recommend this app for use by any serious writer. Happily, I can report that *almost* all the longstanding problems have been fixed in version 6.1. There’s only one lingering issue that I’ve encountered so far, and it has to do with how Pages behaves when a user has turned on the “Check Spelling” and “Correct Spelling” functions. This bug results in the creation of such unlovely constructions as “wouldn’t’t” and “hadn’t’t”. This is actually an improvement — in earlier versions, the weird behavior extended to other classes of words as well. With that in mind, I now (cautiously) recommend Pages as a valuable writing tool again.

Found helpful by 71 out of 72 people
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