Pages

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

Pages is the most beautiful word processor you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. This powerful word processor helps you create gorgeous reports, resumes, and documents in minutes. Pages has been designed exclusively for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch with support for Multi-Touch gestures and Smart Zoom. Get a quick start by using one of over 60 Apple-designed templates. Or use a blank document and easily add text, images, shapes, and more with a few taps. Then format using beautiful preset styles and fonts. And use advanced features like change tracking, comments, and highlights to easily review changes in a document. With iCloud built in, your documents are kept up to date across all your devices. You can instantly share a document using just a link, giving others the latest version and the ability to edit it directly from www.icloud.com using a Mac or PC browser. Get started quickly • Choose from over 60 Apple-designed templates to instantly create beautiful reports, resumes, cards, and posters • Import and edit Microsoft Word and plain text files using Mail, a WebDAV service, or iTunes File Sharing • Quickly browse your document using the page navigator and see a thumbnail preview of each page • Turn on Coaching Tips for guided in-app help Create beautiful documents • Write and edit documents using the onscreen keyboard or a wireless keyboard with Bluetooth • Format your document with gorgeous styles, fonts, and textures • Your most important text formatting options are right in your keyboard, and always just a tap or two away • Easily add images and video to your document using the Media Browser • Use auto-text wrap to flow text around images • Animate data with new interactive column, bar, scatter, and bubble charts • Organize your data easily in tables Advanced writing tools • Turn on change tracking to mark up a document as you edit it • Use comments and highlights to share ideas and feedback with others • Create footnotes and endnotes and view word counts with character, paragraph, and page counts • Automatic list making and spellchecking • Create and view impressive 2D, 3D, and interactive bar, line, area, and pie charts • Use Undo to go back through your previous changes iCloud • Turn on iCloud so your documents are automatically available on your Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and iCloud.com • Access and edit your documents from a Mac or PC browser at www.icloud.com with Pages for iCloud • Pages automatically saves your documents as you make changes Share your work • Use AirDrop to send your document to anyone nearby • Quickly and easily share a link to your work via Mail, Messages, Twitter, or Facebook • Anyone with a shared document link will always have access to the latest version of the document and can edit it with you at iCloud.com using Pages for iCloud • Export your document in ePub, Microsoft Word, and PDF format • Use “Open in Another App” to copy documents to apps such as Dropbox • Print wirelessly with AirPrint, including page range selection, number of copies, and two-sided printing Some features may require Internet access; additional fees and terms may apply. Pages does not include support for some Chinese, Japanese, or Korean (CJK) text input features such as vertical text.

Version

2.6.1

Free or Paid

Paid

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

9.2

Accessibility Comments

It seems to be very accessible and easy to use. The last few version have really improved on the VoiceOver. I would highly recommend using a BT keyboard when using this app.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Recommendations

2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by The Nerdball 6 years 1 month ago

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Comments

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
What's New in Version 2.0

• Stunning new user interface designed to match iOS 7
• Over 60 Apple-designed templates
• Your most important text formatting options are right in your keyboard, and always just a tap or two away
• Use comments and highlights to share ideas and feedback with others
• Animate data with new interactive column, bar, scatter, and bubble charts
• Use AirDrop to send your document to anyone nearby
• Quickly and easily share a link to your work via Mail, Messages, Twitter, or Facebook
• Anyone with a shared document link will always have access to the latest version of the document and can edit it with you at iCloud.com using Pages for iCloud beta
• Turn your documents into ebooks by exporting to ePub
• New unified file format across Mac, iOS, and web makes documents work seamlessly everywhere
• Turn on Coaching Tips for guided in-app help
• Pages is now available in Arabic and Hebrew
• Improved support for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean

Submitted by Vash Rein on Friday, October 25, 2013

In reply to by AnonyMouse

I maybe wrong, and I hope I am, but spellcheck doesn't work with Bluetooth keyboard. The app is actually extremely good. However, without a standalone spellchecker, it becomes very difficult to know which words are misspelled. The other apps such as messages or email let you know if a word is misspelled. Backspacing allows you to choose correct forms of the spelling. However, this does not occur in the pages app. AutoCorrect seems to only work when touch typing. If I am wrong, I hope someone can let me know. But I really cannot figure out spellcheck. I was told that in the pages app, misspelled words show up as red. But there seems to be no audio informing you of the misspelled word

Submitted by Mark SARCH on Friday, November 22, 2013

In reply to by AnonyMouse

Updated Nov. 21/ 2013 Version 2.0.1 What's New in Version 2.0.1 • Stability improvements and bug fixes

Submitted by LifepodDebbie on Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I just got this app not too long ago, and it really works great. My only problem is that every time I type using my blue tooth keyboard, VoiceOver reads everything I've typed, and it starts back at the beginning of the document every I type a character. VoiceOver does this even though I've selected "Nothing" in Settings. I have noticed that whenever I use the onscreen keyboard, VoiceOver acts as it should. Does anyone have any solutions, besides turning VoiceOver off? I've had to do that whenever I use this keyboard in Pages becaaause VoiceOver's constant chatter is distracting.

Submitted by LifepodDebbie on Saturday, September 6, 2014

Thank you for your excellent suggestion. I am learning to value the AppleVis community very highly.
Thanks again. Debbie

Submitted by Andy B. on Sunday, September 7, 2014

Another option is to turn off quick nav by pressing left and right arrows at the same time. I do this all of the time when typing in text fields such as websites, pages on the Mac, email, and Keynote. It makes editing easier to deal with, and makes the look and feel similar to JAWS for Windows.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Sunday, September 7, 2014

Thanks. I try and learn all blue tooth shortcuts and teach and train people how to do things with miniul effort after they learn the longer way. Sorryabout typos.I was getting ready to go on along plain trip.

Take care.

Submitted by Unregistered User (not verified) on Monday, September 22, 2014

Pages now has dropbox support with ios8. You can share files too and from dropbox in both the pages and dropbox apps.
The app also seems significantly easier to use than before.
I hadn't tested it out in quite a while, but I remember it being somewhat of a mess.
Though I can't remember exactly what all was wrong with it before, I do know that, at least to me, it seems a lot easier to use now.
This app might be worth some reexamination now that ios 8 is here.

Submitted by Vash Rein on Monday, September 22, 2014

One thing I have noticed is that a word that may be spelled incorrectly is not marked as incorrect. Auto correct works fine, but that does not apply when using a Bluetooth keyboard.

For example, when going through a document and listening to the words written, nothing is marked as misspelled. Auto correct does not catch everything as well. Also, as I said, from my experience, using a Bluetooth keyboard, the auto correct feature is nullified anyway.

Just in case, I am referring to the ios version of Pages

Submitted by Unregistered User (not verified) on Monday, September 22, 2014

Yeah, I've noticed that too.
Wonder if there's any kind of workaround for it?

Submitted by Michael Hansen on Friday, October 17, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Pages 2.5 is now available, and it includes accessibility improvements:

"What's New in Version 2.5

• Support for iCloud Drive
• Support for third-party storage providers
• Updated file format makes it easier to send documents via services like Gmail and Dropbox
• Instantly switch between iPad, Mac, and iPhone with Handoff
• More color options including new custom color mixer on iPad
• Use the color picker to sample and apply any color available in your document
• Take photos and videos right from the app
• Insert inline images in tables, headers, and footers
• Inter-table alignment guides
• Column and row labels in tables
• Usability improvements for resizing and positioning charts
• Improved accessibility
• Improved bi-directional language support
• Export ePub files with video"

Submitted by Michael Hansen on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Pages version 2.5.4 is now available, and it includes an accessibility fix for VoiceOver users:

What's New in Version 2.5.4

  • Resolves an issue that prevented proper navigation and editing with VoiceOver
  • Resolves an issue where turning on Speak Screen blurred text on some devices

Submitted by mestomba on Thursday, August 4, 2016

I need to zoom so I can see what I am typing. So when enlargement is on, Pages does not track on the cursor so I quickly can no longer see what is being typed. I have an Ipad pro but I tested other kinds of ipads in an Apple store and the tracking did not work on them either. I hope that Apple addresses this issue soon. Does anyone know a way around this? - Thanks (I am using version 2.6.2)

Submitted by AppleForAll on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Is VO now able to announce headings and other formattings in written text?

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