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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 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 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
• 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 5.6.2
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Bring back Pages 09 - Please!
I have been avoiding updating to the new Pages that was released after Pages 09 due to its so many problems. It does not link text blocks [a no brainer for page layout], I cannot cut and paste into it from other programs as was the norm previously. I most times cannot open from double-clicking the desktop instead having to go into the program and open from ‘file’. Emailing a doc makes a mess.
After having been released years ago, and Apple receiving so much feedback as to the disappointing product, you would think they would improve it. But they don’t. I sometimes wonder if there is a brick wall isolating Apple from its customers so that they do not need to respond to them.
Fortunately I can still use Migration Assitant to bring over the older version of Pages with me as I upgrade computers, but not sure how long that will be possible. I would hate to have to use Word, especially when Apple had a great program in the Pages 09 that they have abandoned. Its not even possible to re-download it from the App Store site even though I have purchased it.
I hate that I have to use MS Word again because language tagging was removed
As a translator, I work all day in a word processing app and Pages has been my app of choice. It’s simplicity has been a real plus. But since the overhaul from Pages 09 the ability to tag different languages in a single document has been removed. I can now only assign one language to the whole document. By removing the ability to tag blocks of texts in a document with a language, you’ve made it impossible to spell check a document written in more than one language. And unless I turn off spell check entirely, huge parts of my document are marked with the red underline, which makes it very difficult to look at and work with. Streamlining Pages was a good instinct, but removing this feature is a mistake. All the translators I work with have now, begrudgingly, moved back to MS Word. I realize Pages is not an app solely for translators, but by putting this small feature back in the Text section of the inspector (where it was in Pages 09), you’ll make it possible for a lot of people to use the app again.
Take the time to figure it out - it’s there
It isn't obvious Pages is as powerful or even better than Microsoft Word - it does a great job of hiding the features that its competitor lacks. Master Objects was an eye-opener for me; items that appear in the same place on every page - think headed paper. I had to Google how to do watermarks and, this is where it falls down - it doesn't have the online help it needs. Let's have videos, sections on feature-focus and common how-tos in the help.
What's unclear in the instructions is that the features in Pages map onto both the web and iOS versions so, remote editing is feature-complete.
iCloud is hopeless in an enterprise environment but, it's great for personal use (as long as you re-direct your documents folder to iCloud) - as a veteran of Google Docs and OneDrive, I can confirm that, whilst each has its merits, Pages on iCloud has the most feature-complete web and iOS offering.
Last up is file compatibility - today I created a document with embedded PDF vector images placed edge-to-edge. I couldn't figure out how to do that in Word but, when I exported to Word, the images were in the correct position - bizarre but true.
Take the time to immerse yourself in Pages; figure out how before giving up - if nothing else it's as much fun as completing any adventure game.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: May 10, 2016
- Version: 5.6.2
- Size: 224 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
- Seller: Apple Inc.
- © 2005-2016 Apple Inc.
Compatibility: OS X 10.10.4 or later