Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
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.
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.
I used to LOVE this program, now I may have to go to Word
I won’t repeat the many gripes mestioned earlier…but Apple has detroyed so many applications that used to be great. Pages is on that list. I still miss the features of earler versions of Pages, and also iMovie, iPhoto…etc. There must be a better way to add enhancements without destroying, in one fell swoop, the good parts of a program that were already there. I feel as though these applications have been given a lobotomy. I frequently end up stuck because I can no longer can do what I used to be able to do in an easy and elegant way.
Most recently, after upgrading to Pages 5.6.2, when I open a new document and work on it, and then try to open it again, I get the message "The file “name of file here” couldn’t be opened”. No further explanation, and I can’t open the file! Please Apple, read these reviews.
Footnotes and Formatting
I do not understand why Apple would not allow long footnotes to automatically divide between multiple pages. This is so essential for any kind of academic writing and I end up having to expore all my Pages files to Word just to accomplish this seemingly silly feat of magic. In Pages, if you have a long footnote, you might end up with one line of text and a huge footnote all on one page. This is just nonsensicle.
Second, why can’t you insert pages into a document with some in portrait and some in landscape format. This is really silly, and I am tired of exporting documents to PDF so I can combine them manually. All I want is a chart that only fits on a landscape page to be inserted into a portrait document. Silly.
- 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