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 resume, 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 color. 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 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 to perfect your writing. Now you can view your document full screen. With one click, clutter disappears so you can focus on what you’re writing and make changes without distractions. Organize 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 personalized letters, invoices, and faxes. And in Pages, you can insert sophisticated equations into your lab reports with MathType 6 and add professional bibliographies to your research papers using EndNote X2.1
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.