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Pages

By Apple

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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.

What's New in Version 6.1

• 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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Customer Reviews

Please Bring Back AppleScript Support for Citation Manager Software

Pages is better to work with than Word in terms of layout, images/table insertion, and over all look and feel. However, it is almost unusable for me without applescript support for citation software. I spent the better part of 20 minutes last night trying to copy and paste tab delimited text into a microsoft word table, something that would be trivial in Pages if only I could use it. As of now if I want to use it for its superior graphics/object formatting, I have to write all of my text in Word, insert the citations, format the bibliography then paste it as text into a Pages document, then add the images/objects. Of course we all know that citations are always being changed and upgraded so this means doing this process over and over. So I just don’t use it, even though I want to. It wouldn’t be so bad but Pages ’09 was compatible with citation manager software, so this represents a step backward.

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.

Would be perfect, except stubbornly refuses to work with others

While far more attractive looking than any of the alternatives, and far more integrated into Apple products in general, the side effect seems to be that Pages can’t doesn’t play well with others. The pages document format will never be the industry standard, and Apple needs to asceed to that and let users save in Docx format with greater ease. Having to convert files into a useless format in order to edit them, and then convert them again rather than save is simply prohibitive in my use.

Pages is so elegant and well designed in every other respect, but it’s unusable (for me) without having better compatibility with Microsoft products. This feels like Apple in the 90s, when you couldn’t interact with people who didn’t have Apples.

Pages
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  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
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  • Version: 6.1
  • Size: 230 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
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Compatibility: macOS 10.12 or later

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