Pages (Or Pretty Word Processing)

January 5, 2013

First of all, happy new year! Apologies for the lack of post last week, not having a regular routine caused the days to kind of run together, and before I knew it Saturday had passed!

To start 2013 I thought I would review an essential (but basic) app. Pages is Apple’s word processing app. It costs £6.99, but I think it is well worth it.

The apps comes with lots of templates, you can either choose one and adapt it. Or you can just use a blank page, which is what I tend to do the most.

Once you have the app open it is very easy to tap on things and change them.

From clicking on the ‘paintbrush’ to change settings like font, colour etc.

To clicking on the ‘plus’ icon to add in new things. You can rotate images by hold down with two fingers and twisting.

You also have a variety of export features.

But you can also click on the ‘documents’ button and it will save your file to the cloud.

If you aren’t content with the templates Apple gives you, then you can also get ‘Templates for Pages‘ which gives you more than you will probably ever need! It costs about £2.99 but there are lots of other templates apps you can get.

I much prefer using Pages over Microsoft Word, mainly because I find it so much easier to make a document that looks visually attractive (and teaching design makes me want everything to be visually appealing!)

Here is the GCSE introduction document that I give out to yr10 parents, it has one rogue text box, but you get the general idea!

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