Pages Stories November 7

Apple has released new versions of its GarageBand, iMovie, Pages, Keynote, and Numbers apps for both iOS and Mac (GarageBand update is iOS-only). Some of the new Apple apps offer features made for the new iPad Pro that’s also out today.

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Pages Stories June 29

Pages recently added the ability to set page backgrounds, so you can give your document a blue or pink base color without messing around with full-page objects that just get in the way.

To use this feature, you’ll need to make sure to update to the latest versions of the Pages app for Mac and Pages for iOS, rolled out earlier in June. With the update installed, it’s time to find the page layout settings to change the background. Unfortunately, the feature is a little buried — and there’s an important gotcha to look out for …

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Pages Stories June 14

Apple has updated its iWork suite on the Mac and iOS with changes for Pages, Keynote, Numbers on both platforms. iWork for iOS in particular gains the ability to record, edit, and play audio directly in Pages, Keynote, and Numbers documents. Check out the change log for each app below:

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Pages Stories March 27

The iWork suite, including Pages, received a substantial update today as a part of Apple’s iPad education event in Chicago. The biggest feature included in the new update is Apple Pencil support for annotating text and objects and for drawing within a document.

In this hands-on video walkthrough, we step through how to use both drawing and Smart Annotations in Pages. Even if you don’t have an Apple Pencil, Smart Annotations and drawing support enhances the overall usefulness of the entire iWork suite. expand full story

Pages Stories March 14, 2017

Whether you are tentatively planning your first ever blog post or are a best-selling novelist working on your latest blockbuster, there are plenty of apps out there designed for writers. But as writers are sometimes known for their procrastination techniques, and choosing the right app could be the excuse for putting off work on your Great American Novel for several days, we thought it would be helpful to provide a few pointers.

All of the apps featured are available for both Mac and iOS, as I feel it’s important that you can work on the move as well as at a desk. In my comments, though, I’m focusing on the Mac versions as that’s the platform on which most people are likely to do the bulk of their writing.

The obvious starting point, of course, is the app Apple gives you for free: Pages. In fact, some might question why you would ever need anything else, so let’s start with this before considering some of the alternatives …

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Pages Stories March 17, 2016

Notability gets improved Apple Pencil support, new themes, copy & paste for pages, more

Popular note taking and annotation app Notability is getting an update today for both iPad and Mac that includes improved Apple Pencil support, new themes, copy & paste for pages, and more.

For the iOS app, version 6.2.0 brings enhanced Apple Pencil integration that adds supports for improved palm rejection and one finger scrolling. “With these improvements, Notability offers the most fluid writing experience on iPad Pro, so customers can focus more easily on their ideas and notes. In addition, the update supports copy and pasting pages between notes, saving time.”

In addition, the updated iOS app is receiving some refreshed themes today for the spring season that users can find tucked under settings, and a new “define” button for non-English languages.

And Mac users are also getting the ability to copy and paste pages between notes with today’s update to version 2.2.0 of the Mac app. Other new features in the update include an “improved text box insertion on PDFs” and the same Define button for non-English languages that the updated iOS app received. 

The updated Notability apps for iPad and for Mac are available on the App Store now.

What’s New in Version 6.2.0

– Copy and paste individual pages into another note. – One finger scrolling when using Apple Pencil. – New Spring theme in settings. – Define button for non-English languages. – Bug fixes.

What’s New in Version 2.2.0

– Copy and paste pages into another note. – Define button for non-English languages. – Improved Text Box insertion on PDFs. – Bug fixes.

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