Apple Pages (iWork 2005)

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Fair review.

    Without having used or seen Pages, the description and comparison to MS Publisher is what I thought Pages was comparable to, rather than the comparisons to MS Word that people kept making.
  3. aswitcher macrumors 603


    Oct 8, 2003
    Canberra OZ
    Yeah not bad. Wonder how iWork handles large documents with lots of large photos...
  4. JDOG_ macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2003

    Okay so there's a bunch of positives but some pretty serious negatives such as flawed UI and lack of basic features yet it gets a 5 out of I missing something?

    On a sidenote, as a student who writes frequent papers of all sorts and does page layout for our newspaper (using inDesign), my experience with Pages has been incredibly frustrating. I've done my best to learn it, but it simply lacks the customization and really intuitive design of Word X or 04'. I hate to say it, but M$ kind of kicked Apple's butt on this front after having used both programs. I know you can all flame me about it, but try out both & I think you'll find word's just a lot better when it comes to getting things done quickly. Like in Powerpoint compared to Keynote 1.0, you had to do a bunch of workarounds in Keynote to get close to the speed of Powerpoint, now with Keynote 2, it's a lot more intuitive. I think Pages is just waiting for these changes--but they really need to happen before a 2.0!
  5. macnulty macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2003
    Rehoboth Beach, De
    It's not a MS Word replacement, for 1/2 of 79 bucks.
  6. Chobit macrumors member


    Jan 4, 2003
    I have not yet used pages yet, but I've found I work much faster in Keynote 1.0 than in any version of powerpoint. I have also never found word X/04 to be intuitive. Word 5, on the other hand, I have fond memories of. I'm going to try pages as soon as I can, but from what people have said it seems I may stick with nisus writer.
  7. pourhadi macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2003
    When we were picking the rating, we decided Pages was perfect for what it was designed to be: a simple word processing app and a simple page layout app.

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