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

At a Glance
  • Pages 5.0

    Macworld Rating

    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.

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    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.

    Pros

    • Full document compatibility across platforms
    • Significantly less cluttered user interface
    • Single file format for all document types
    • 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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