Pages is a word processor and a page layout application developed by Apple Inc. It is part of the iWork productivity suite and runs on the OS X and iOS operating systems. The first version of Pages was announced on January 11, 2005, during the Keynote speech at the Macworld Conference & Expo San Francisco 2005 in San Francisco, California, USA. Pages was released one month later. The most recent Macintosh version, Pages 5, was released on October 22, 2013. The previous version, version 4, was released on January 6, 2009, as a component of iWork '09. On January 27, 2010, Apple announced a new version of Pages for iPad with a touch interface. On May 31, 2011 Apple updated the iOS version of Pages to 1.4, bringing universal binaries allowing the app to be run on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices. On October 12, 2011, Apple updated the iOS app to version 1.5, adding the iCloud "Documents in the Cloud" feature. iOS Pages was updated to version 1.6 on March 7, 2012 and will run on iOS 5.1 or later only. Pages for OS X was updated to version 4.3 on December 4, 2012, to support Pages 1.7 for iOS which was released on the same day. Pages for iOS 1.7.1 introduced better compatibility with Microsoft Word and Pages for Mac, and v1.7.2 merely adding stability improvements and bugfixes was released on March 7, 2013. On October 23, 2013, Apple released a redesign with Pages 5.0, and made it free for anyone with an iOS device.
Pages is marketed by Apple as an easy-to-use application that allows users to quickly create documents on their devices. A number of Apple-designed templates comprising different themes (such as letters, résumés, posters, and outlines), are included with Pages. Many advanced features that were available in version 4.3, including mail merge, bookmarks, text box linking, advanced find/replace, alternating left-right margins (along with alternating left-right headers and footers), 2-up "page spread" viewing, non-contiguous text selection, and robust Applescript support were not included in version 5. Also, many of the templates available in version 4.3 have been removed in version 5. In addition, Pages features dynamic text wrapping, aligning guides, multiple columns and other advanced technology for layout.
An integrated iLife media browser lets users drag and drop photos from the iPhoto library directly into documents. Additionally, over 40 Apple-designed templates.
- Pages by Apple, AppAdvice. 2022-04-07.
- MacWrite, Apple's original word processor for the Mac.
- Microsoft Word, a popular word processor for Macs and PCs.