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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, 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, resumes, 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 around 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
• 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 5.1
• Vertical ruler
• Share password-protected documents via iCloud link
• Customizable alignment guides
• Set keyboard shortcuts for styles
• View character count with or without spaces
• Improved precision for inserting and pasting objects
• Create charts with date, time, and duration values
• Delete sections from the page navigator
• Improved compatibility with Microsoft Word 2013 documents
• Export password-protected documents to DOCX format
• Custom number formats in charts are preserved on import of Pages ’09 and Microsoft Word documents
• Start a list automatically using new special characters
• Improved support for bidirectional text
• Improved ePub export
• Bug fixes and stability improvements
Goods and Bads
The new Pages is pretty good. I hope Apple Designers check this so they can see what things could help improve it. So some kind of response would be awesome. Some of the good stuff: It’s better than the old version, phonetic guide :), dictionary, word count with characters and paragraphs too, it looks really cool design wise. Comments and track changes and instant alpha!! Things to improve: Instead of things making new windows, make a place for them on the top sides or bottom, it stinks you cant command highlight multiple things :( Theres no ordering lists alphabetically. For images you can’t put them behind text which would be nice. Also it would be cool to have a text box icon on the toolbar. I really like the always auto save thingy and that you can still revert back if you dont like everything did. Also if there was an automatic bib thing built in instead of paying for another program, it’s deceiving I tried to spend time learning it and realized after a while I couldn’t. So thats the big stuff, If that stuff was changed I wouldn’t use word anymore but I still need sometimes, but I want word to be its best so some suggestions! God Bless yall! :)
Table of Contents - you can’t edit the seemingly arbitrary font/typography selections. For example, table of contents decided that my heading #2 should be IN ALL CAPS (despite the fact that it is actually not that way in the document). After 20 minutes, I can’t find a way to change it, and not sure the software suppots such a change (even using the fonts, all caps is there. Even transformations don’t work). The result is that I have heading 1 written normally and heading 2 WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS, which just looks weird and ugly. There is no way I can use Pages to do my job like that, and even worse, if Apple is making things look ugly by design or not-fully-baked software, then Apple has missed the point of being Apple.
Image placement - all my documents need 'move with text -> inline with text'. But this option is not always available. In one case, I had to delete the image, change settings to ‘stay on page -> none’, then magically the ‘move with text -> inline with text’ became available.
In short, working with Pages is like trying to get wifi at a hotel. You find yourself waving the computer in the air in some kind of ritual hoping that things will start working the way they seem like they should. And the end result is you get wifi, or you just feel stupid waiving your computer in the air.
Buggy; Long-Time User Recommends “Don’t Buy"
Many others have commented how 5.0 was a downgrade in terms of lacking features. Let me add that Pages is also now buggy, including version 5.1. Copy & paste is especially annoying. Sometimes the pasted text loses its formating and takes on formating of text around it. Other times the pasted text actually changes formatting of text around it. I also have a longer document that recognizes newly-typed text at a rate of about 2 characters per second. It is agonizing to add to that document, which formerly works perfectly in Pages ’09.
If Apple fixes its bugs and at least returns the missing features (which they have said they are working on), then this will again be a great deal of a program. But for the moment, I cannot recommend it. I have been a happy user of Apple’s office apps since AppleWorks 5 (yes, pre iWork), and I have never seen anything as buggy as Pages 5. In short, I believe in the ideal vision of what Apple is trying to accomplish with the new update, but it’s just not there yet. It seems to me like an early beta version.
One last thing: the new format saves files as packages of subfiles instead of a single file. This causes lots of hurt if you use a sync service such as SugarSync, because your documents won’t sync or get corrupted.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Jan 23, 2014
- Version: 5.1
- Size: 292 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
- Seller: Apple Inc.
- © 2005-2014 Apple Inc.
Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later