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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 macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and visionOS operating systems.

Release history[]

The first version of Pages was announced on January 11, 2005, during the keynote event at the Macworld Conference & Expo 2005 at San Francisco, California. It was released one month later. 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 the 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 Mac 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. Pages 5 for OS X was released on October 22, 2013. On the following day, Apple released a redesigned Pages 5 for iOS and made it free for anyone with a supported 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 can output documents in Microsoft Word or the former AppleWorks formats, as well as PDF documents.


  1. Pages by Apple, AppAdvice. 2022-04-07.

See also[]

  • MacWrite, Apple's original word processor for the Mac.
  • Microsoft Word, a popular word processor for Macs and PCs.

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