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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 into 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, CVs, 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 spellchecking
• 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
• Turn on iCloud so your documents are automatically available on your Mac, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, and at 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.
What's New in Version 6.0
• Real-time collaboration (feature in beta)
- Edit a document with others at the same time in Pages on Mac, iPad or iPhone, and at iCloud.com
- Share your document publicly or with specific people
- See who else is in a document
- See participants’ cursors as they’re editing
• Open and edit Pages ’05 documents
• Use tabs to work with multiple documents in one window
• Wide colour gamut image support
More Stuff I Don’t Need
So. Now we have “collaboration”. I have no idea how many people will find the ability to collaborate “in real time” with other people when writing a document. Maybe there are thousands of people who have been locked in their garret rooms longing to work with people on an updated policy for paperclip recycling without the whole messy business of actually being in the same room with them. I’m not one of them. What I really could do with is the facility to export to rtf. Seriously, how hard can that be? A decent set of preferences that means I get to set for myself the default text flow for objects - that would be nice. It would mean that I didn’t have to manually set textflow to “None “ EVERY DA***D TIME I insert a text box. Pages 6.0 does nothing to address what are, for me, the shortcomings of previous iterations and seems to be simply a way for developers to show us what whizz-bang idea they’ve come up with this time, rather than meeting the needs of the users of the software. Or, at least, mine.
Is that really it?
Pages is good but continues to lack a long list of features it previously lost for compatability with the iOS version, and new features it could sorely do with. Believe it or not the last time there were new features added was in April 2014. Other than that every update since has been labelled as giving "stability improvements and bug fixes.” Apart from the addition of collaboration tools to Pages (still in beta, however) I cannot notice any other changes and none of the improvements I was hoping for. I struggle to see how this was worth a full new version number.
Let’s hope that with version 6 Apple starts to pay more attention to the whole iWork suite and give it some additional features that would be useful day to day and which we have come to expect from other word processors.
As far as office alternatives go, Pages is worse than useless.
When you’re writing a technical document, it’s helpful to have a default header and footer aligned with the top and bottom of the page. Nope, can’t do that.
I would like that header and footer to contain a company logo and a copyright text respectively. Nope, can’t do that either.
When I split my document into sections and add one too many blank pages to the first section, I would like to be able to delete the blank page. Nope, I can delete the whole section, but not the page.
This is in essence a basic text editor with irritations, or at best a publishing package akin to a toy.
Considering that Keynote is a truely excellent product, and has entirely replaced powerpoint in my working practice, Pages can’t hold a candle to Word, which is really quite a terrible thing to have to admit.
I’m a big Apple supporter and have been for years. I love the uncluttered UI design and the fact that common tools are just ‘there’ when you need them, but cutting out features which are essential to a word processor is alienating business users.
Give Pages to the team that redisigned the UI for Logic Pro - that should sort out all the shotcomings.
Considering Apple have a long standing reputation for genuine improvements in their new version releases, this is a dissapointing step backward.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: 20 September 2016
- Version: 6.0
- Size: 228 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Developer: ITUNES
- © 2005-2016 Apple Inc.
Compatibility: macOS 10.12 or later