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Pages 5.0 for Mac review: Apple writes a new chapter for its word processing app

At a Glance

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  • Pages 5.0
    3/5
    $20.00
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    While this is version 5, the new Pages is really a brand new Mac word processing and page layout app—and chances are, it's not yet what you need.

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Pages 5.0

3/5

At a Glance

While this is version 5, the new Pages is really a brand new Mac word processing and page layout app—and chances are, it's not yet what you need.

Price when rated: $20; free upgrade for iWork '09 owners; free with new Macs
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Pros

  • Full document compatibility across platforms
  • Single file format for all document types
  • Significantly less cluttered user interface
  • Completely rewritten, 64-bit app

Cons

  • Missing many of the features available in the last version of Pages
  • Significantly limited AppleScript support
  • No toolbar customization
  • Page layout features lack the depth found in Pages '09

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