Pages for IPad or MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by brimoody, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. brimoody macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I would like to know your opinions on Pages on the IPad and the Mac. I have both and I am trying to figure out which one to purchase. I am looking to build a resume with this application. Future use would include viewing word docs. Not much doc building after the resume in the future.

    Thanks

    Brian
     
  2. Hook'Em2006 macrumors 6502

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    I would buy it for Mac. I can't see using an iPad to do much document creating. I dunno, having a physical keyboard is a must for me though when typing/editing documents.
     
  3. waynep macrumors 6502

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    Both are pretty cheap. I would go for it on the Mac first . . . or both. I don't have a iPad yet but and planning on it . . i'll get Pages for it and use it both paces.
     
  4. ghall macrumors 68040

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    I own both and the Mac version is far superior. It's much more flexible, and easier to work with IMO. I think of the iPad app as more of a companion to the full desktop app.
     
  5. TjeuV macrumors 6502

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    I'm using both. When typing on the iPad I simply use my bluetooth keyboard so I can continue working from where I left off on my mac.

    Both are well capable for making a resume.
     
  6. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

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    I've got both. If all you want to do is build a resume, the iPad version will be more than sufficient. Then, afterwards, you'll have the convenience of being able to view your docs on the go.
     
  7. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    I agree completely. I have both, but use the iPad 99% of the time. I use the OSX Laptop to manipulate photos, if neccessary, and to back up and sync the iPad.
     
  8. Smashngrub macrumors newbie

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    If I buy Pages for Macbook, then do I get it free for ipad and iphone etc.
    Or, if I get Pages for ipad, then do I at least get it free for iphone etc?
     
  9. jrs22 macrumors 6502

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    Pages is a 'universal' app meaning buy it once for both your iPad and iPhone, but pay separately for your Mac. If you buy Pages for your iPad only, do you have a compatible printer?
     
  10. Snarl macrumors member

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    I'd get it for the Mac first but it's handy to have it for both.

    I typically create a document on my MacBook Pro, save to iCloud and it's accessible on my iPad.

    Please note that when opening a document on your iPad that was created on a Mac it may "Reformat' slightly, I just save a second iPad copy until I'm comfortable that it's an insignificant change.
     

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