Pages is a word processor and a page layout tool that helps you create great-looking documents, newsletters, reports and more. And on the new MacBook Pro with Retina display, writing and design come together beautifully.
iCloud. Your documents everywhere.
All your documents. On all your devices.
With iCloud, you can create documents in Pages on your Mac and access them on your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. And vice versa. You can edit them from anywhere — on any device you use. Changes you make on one device are automatically updated on all your devices. And suddenly, any place is the easiest place to work. Learn more about iCloud
Easy from the start.
Your instant design studio.
Even before you start writing, your document looks great. With over 180 Apple-designed templates to choose from, a professionally polished CV, brochure, school report or invitation is waiting for you to make it your own. Use the Template Chooser to quickly skim, preview and resize each thumbnail. Add your own words in the text placeholders. Use the Media Browser to drop photos from your iPhoto library directly into the graphics placeholders. And there you have it: a beautifully designed, professional-quality document created in minutes.
Tables and charts make data instantly more compelling. You can copy and paste charts from Numbers into your document. The data is linked, so when you edit your spreadsheet, you can update the same chart in Pages with just a click.
Streamlined word processing.
Every word counts.
Creating great-looking documents is simple with Pages. At the top of the page, the contextual format bar lets you do the basics — formatting text and adjusting images — with just one click. View and choose fonts with the “what you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) font menu. Change text size and colour. Adjust line spacing and paragraph alignment. Apply character and paragraph styles. When you select a photo, shape or table on the page, the format bar displays tools to adjust the images. And while you write, Pages can automatically format lists with bullets or numbers, check your spelling, proofread your document and generate a table of contents.
Fine-tuning your document is easy too. You can add headers, footers, footnotes and bookmarks with a few clicks. Insert section, layout and page breaks from a pull-down menu. And the word count is visible at the bottom of the page — just click the total to see details including the number of characters, lines, paragraphs and more. When it comes to word processing, streamlined and smart come as standard in Pages.
Advanced writing tools.
There’s more to the story.
Any word processor can help you type. Pages gives you all the tools you need to write and perfect your writing. Now you can view your document full screen. With one click, clutter disappears so you focus on what you’re writing and make changes without distractions. Organise your ideas in Outline mode. Create an outline with multiple levels, expand or collapse topics, and drag and drop to promote or demote items. Mail merge takes your data from Numbers or your contacts from Address Book to create personalised letters, invoices and faxes.
When it’s time for comments and feedback, change tracking makes collaboration with anyone easier, clearer and more concise. And it’s always easy to find your place. Next to your document, you see thumbnails of all your pages and sections, including changes that have been made. Quickly copy or delete a section. Or drag and drop to move sections around. Scroll through thumbnails to preview your document or enlarge them for a better view.
Powerful page layout.
Create your own design from a blank canvas — Pages makes page layout easy. Choose fonts and add images, graphics, tables and 3D charts. Powerful graphics tools let you resize and rotate photos, apply reflections and shadows, add picture frames and remove backgrounds from images with a simple point and click. You can even control the text: how it looks, how it flows and how it wraps around images. Move everything around on the free-form canvas until you see the layout you envisioned.
Office compatibility and sharing.
It’s an easy read. In any format.
Pages makes it simple to share your documents with colleagues and friends. You can open Microsoft Word files in Pages and save your Pages documents as Word files. With powerful graphics and formatting tools, it’s easy to make Word documents look great in Pages. You can also save your Pages documents as RTF files or as plain text. Or export them as ePub or PDF files — both formats are compatible with iBooks on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Using the email option, send Pages, Word or PDF documents straight from Pages using OS X Mail.