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Pages

By Apple

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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, your documents are kept up to date across all your devices. You can instantly share a document using just a link, giving others the latest version and the ability to edit it directly with Pages for iCloud beta from www.icloud.com using a Mac or PC browser. And with a new unified file format across Mac, iOS and web, your documents are consistently beautiful everywhere you open them.

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

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 new Format Panel automatically updates based on selection
• Import and edit Microsoft Word documents and plain text files
• Turn on Coaching Tips for guided in-app help

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 round images
• Create and view impressive 2D, 3D and interactive charts
• Insert iLife 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 beta
• 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 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.
Pages for iCloud beta is currently available in English only.

What's New in Version 5.5.2

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

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Customer Reviews

It’s great with a few minor improvements required

I have long been an Office user but in the end I got fed up with paying for it with a lack of upgrades, so I decided to more to the iWork suite as it was free. I also played around with Google Docs which while functional is way too basic even though collaboration is great.

Pages is a nice trade off. Sure it doesn’t have all of the features of Microsoft Word, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. The Pages interface is a joy to use. I have found that things like Table Of Contents a bit difficult to customise, but now I have it saved as a template so I don’t have to worry about setting it up again. It works well at opening up Word documents and rarely has any formatting problems. When I send documents to people then Pages does have export to Word but I use export to PDF which works great.

My only issue is collaboration. It works great in the Pages app but is not supported on the Web version (when collaborating with Windows or Linux users). This means that changes made by the other party cannot easily be tracked apart from highlighting the text a different colour. There is also some formatting lost in the web version (mainly the title-caps case).

iCloud keeps everything synced up nicely. Fix the collaboration on the web version and this will be 5 stars.

A little better, now try harder.

The new pages is still simple. It is now a high funtioning simpleton but a simpleton nonetheless. Pages now has reverted to doing what made it great: publishing layouts—even if it is a little difficult to find. The old canvas layouts can be made by selecting convert to page layout from the file menu. This is excellent as I now don’t have to buy indesign or word to do publishing (the former being too complex for everyday use and the latter is just awful.)
It is still easy to use and aesthetically pleasing while also adding an easy access to paragraph styles. It has many positive points.

However it still lacks main features that would make this the best word processor on the market—in my opinion: it should be easier to convert to page layout (publishing/canvas). There are still no opentype features; worse, the text inspector allows you to select typography but the adjustments have no effect and the window becomes a dud after selecting new text. Talking of inspectors, would it now be possible to allow those who want an inspector (Pages ’09) to have one?

Please just give me the opentype functionality and allow me to resize pictures using the trackpad again and I will give 5 stars. Drawing close to pages ’09 with some functionality exceeding it (Microsoft compatibility) but not as good yet in its own right.

It’s OK, but missing too many key features for some

For those that have never used a document layout processor, or need a fairly ‘average’ word processor, Pages 5.x is very good. I really like Pages, and always have, it’s easier and faster for most base functions than anythiung else I’ve tried.

But with each update I hope for the return on my needed functions, mainly at this time it’s linkable text boxes, but alas it’s still not there, so Pages 5 for me is pretty useless as I use that function a lot in the documents I have. At this time I still have to stick with Pages 4 (aka ’09), although I’ve also found that Swift Publisher does a pretty good job too (not quite as slick, but the functions are there).

Pages 5 is still a good yet disappointing document processor.

Pages
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  • £14.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 5.5.2
  • Size: 295 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later

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