User Installed Fonts Work 5/5
If you want to use all of those expensive desktop fonts you bought on your iPad, then Pages is the way to go. While Word has issues with some installed fonts (“Insufficient memory or disk space - can not display font” message or it just won’t display the font on the page). Pages doesn’t seem to take issue with user installed fonts. I have yet to install one it will not accept. Even the huge font Crown Jewel causes no trouble. So, while I am sure Apple doesn’t want to hear this, Pages is my fall-back word processor for this reason. I am only getting acquainted with Pages at this point, but so far it has done all I’ve asked of it without complaint and without any glitches.
Love this app 4/5
. . . PS . . . BTW; i LøVë this app. I’ve Never had an issue w/ it, nor have i had one of those moments where i wanted to have a melt down because it deleted all my work..(Had this happen on other apps., ‘apps’ that need Not be named!!) Pages app is very easy to work on, easy to navigate, design, send, OPEN with other programs, SEND with other programs... etc ... if i were to add a suggestion... it would be to have more of a variety of font options. Other than that it’s pretty cool, i recommend it👍🏼😜
Cover video 3/5
The cover video doesn’t play on the app but plays on the desktop.
SMART Annotations Failure 3/5
I use Pages for building work reports that include images and text, and I use the Apple Pencil as a stylus to manipulate the images on the screen. As such, I have no need for the SMART Annotations feature, but there’s no way to turn it off. When I open the Display Options for a document and deactivate SMART Annotations, it is immediately reactivated when I touch the Pencil to the screen, and that makes it impossible to work. I cannot use my finger because I need more precision than what the screen allows. The SMART Annotations feature is listed as a Beta function, so it needs to be either fixed or removed because it hinders more than helps.
I have submitted a bug report for this, but the reporting tool did not include iOS 11.3.1 in the list of versions, so I have no idea if my report will even have any effect.
Primitive Word processor 1/5
Its like notepad with a few features sprinkled here and there. It is so hard to navigate and some features don’t even make sense. If you have an iPad pro you cant use your pencil to select anything - it stafrts drawing. I woulod recommend that you pay for Microsoft Word’s 365 features if you want some work done.
It just stopped working 1/5
By Chad Buhman
I use pages extensively for writing documents on my iPad and have done for a couple of years. The other day, it just stopped working. I can open the app, but it will not let me open a new document or access any of my existing documents. Whenever I tap on an option within the app, nothing happens.
Great app for so many reasons 5/5
I have used Pages since its inception. I’ve used it on desktops, laptops, pads and phones. Each update makes the app better. Many of the complaints listed here are easily solved by watching videos or fixes made in updates. Some of the solutions are not apparent. However, spending a bit of time trouble shooting works.
It’s nice to be able to create all the documents for my three business— from letterheads to invoices to signs to booklets to labels. To be able to access them across all my devices and send them to anyone by pdf or word document is amazing.
The only issue I have is with printing booklets because my color laser printer is old and does not interface well. In previous versions of the app, it was easy to invert an entire page. But believe me, all the other benefits of this program outweighs that small issue. I just need to get a new laser printer with the money I’ve saved on graphic design. Enjoy.
Like but not to people friendly 3/5
By Larry Moreno
I do a lot of music sheets
Fitting chords and lyrics on a page
Is important and having quick and easy access
to a word or a chord is indeed useful.
This apt doesn’t have arrows to move cursor.
And also font size jumps from 14 to 18 then 24
I need those fonts between 14 and 18.
Good apt but for me not to friendly
Turn off smart annotations 1/5
By iPod touch user 8301
Please allow me to turn off smart annotations. I love using my Apple Pencil to mark up documents on my iPad, but I also use it to move the cursor more precisely around the screen. I cannot do this when it automagically turns on annotate mode. Please allow me to choose which mode I wish to use and not decide for me.
Not Bad 3/5
This is a so-so app
Getting frustrated!! 2/5
OLD: I have been using Pages for a very long time now, and I can say that it works very well. It’s much simpler than Word and less glitchy.
-You can create an awesome automatic TOC (only on Mac though 😩)
-Lots of shapes
-You can create automatic page numberings in the footer
-Collaboration (though I’ve never tried it)
-The mobile version of Pages doesn’t have as many fonts as the computer version. This isn’t that big of a deal, but it can be frustrating when you need to use a specific font. UPDATE: If you send a pages doc from a computer, it gets the font on the font selector. (So if you’re using a font on a Mac that’s not on an iPad or phone then send the document to it, the device will download that font.) You just can’t change it (Like make it thicker) like you can with the fonts that are already there.)
-We need a feature to create a bibliography easily. It’s kind of hard to create something in MLA format.
-Is there no way to export a Pages document to another format on Mobile? I haven’t found one yet and need it desperately.
Thank you for reading my review, hope this helps :)
UPDATE: HELP ME!!! I’m not sure if these are Word or Dropbox or Pages problems, but I’m going to write it here anyways!
I’ve been working on a book. It’s not long, only about ten pages. It’s on Pages, but I’ve saved it in Dropbox (which I am starting to plan to get rid of). One day after working, I opened up Dropbox and there are like thirty duplicates of the same file! I decided to export my book to Word and work on it there instead, but a lot of the work I did in the book was gone! After I finally realized that a lot of the features I needed for my book either weren’t in Word or needed an Office 365 subscription (which I don’t have), I exported it back to Pages. It read that the font I used wasn’t in pages, I clicked ok, and the app crashed. I tried it again. The app crashed. I am not even sure what to do now! You three companies are ruining my work!
So, I need these things:
-Support for Dropbox (If you already have it, I need MORE support!)
-Support for exporting from app to app
-Fix the bug where the app crashes after reading that the document would replace the font with a different font
Once these things are fixed, I will give the app a good review! Thanks for your time.
Pages works poorly with Apple Pencil 2/5
By Pocahantas Couture
I’m working on a project right now, and am switching between drawing with my Apple Pencil and Typing. When I want to use my Apple Pencil pages freezes for about a minute or two. It also doesn’t also save what a write with my Apple Pencil. Just last night I lost four pages worth of information I input using my Apple Pencil. I love pages, but the lag is time consuming and losing data is truly frustrating. I have the latest iPad Pro and my software is up to date as well. Switching between iPad and MacBook has also caused issues where I get the spinning color wheel and my screen freezes. Please update Pages for better productivity.
Awful for poetry 1/5
There seems to be no way to get a document to not automatically capitalize each line. Choosing capitalization “None” doesn’t work.
It’s okay 3/5
Just to clarify, Apple is 1,000,000 times better than Microsoft BUT: they got word mobile way better
Love Pages! 4/5
I’m a Pages fan. It’s friendly. Effective. Works for me! Mahalo!
I don’t know 5/5
I haven’t used this but I think it’s great XD
I love pages because when I have to sell something or making a business or I’m doing something that I really need done I don’t have the hand make it I can just go on pages and it helps me with it it’s almost like it’s doing it for you
Issue with printing 2/5
I would love the app better if it printed. I set it up for printing but it shows for photos only and a message that there is no paper in the tray.
Annotations are not welcome 1/5
I love Pages along with all my Apple products. But could someone PLEASE add an option to TURN OFF annotations??? When I want to annotate I can turn it back on. Forcing me to use the $100 pencil in a manner that is opposite to why I purchased it is TERRIBLE business. Annotations are a great addition. But there should be a method to disable.
I’ll give more stars when this is fixed. This a “Microsoft” level oversight. Apple needs to wake up.
Unable to download 1/5
VERY FRUSTRATED to say he least! New IPad Pro 2, and upload is stuck—cannot find to delete; cannot reinstall; cannot buy a better version. I use this 95% of most of what I do, and I REALLY don’t want to revert back to Word! I cannot even rate it with a star at this time!...but forced to just to save this.
the pages app were fine 4/5
sometimes it crashes every time someone types up stuff and it needs a bit of fixes.
Refuses to load documents 1/5
By Heimy Ann
This app will not load the saved documents. They can’t be opened, can’t add new documents, or share existing documents. Huge disappointment. It’s basically useless. I use iPhone X, btw. Don’t buy this app.
Pages is a great app for editing document and book covers👍🏻
Good program, but... 3/5
By Chib Lucy
Not only are there a lack of fonts, I’ve been having this glitch where I can’t open documents or make new ones. I really want to use this wonderful program, but reinstalling and relaunching the app won’t fix anything. It’s extremely disappointing.
Apple pencil useless in this app. 1/5
Since it can only be used for annotations and not to select text or navigate, the Apple pencil is useless for creating and it's functionality has been reserved only for correcting.
Disable the auto scroll 1/5
By jacob dunglefart
Every sentence I write the app scrolls to the top and doesn’t stop just please either let us disable it or take it out entirely
love lost 2/5
By Yogic power
I can’t get photos into pages, disaster
Owner of this house 5/5
Hey I just wanted to say this is he greatest app ever. I can do a few more things w it than a thought be possible.
Thank you from r the opportunity to work with the app...
Fix the beta Smart Annotations already 1/5
Still can’t use apple pen anymore. Even with Smart Annotations disabled, it still enables itself into Draw Mode, making the pen useless.
I love pages! Definitely recommend, but hopefully some more improvements in the future! 4/5
I love pages to make my school outlines. It’s easy to use and everything comes out beautiful with very little effort.
However, I wish it could be easier to change the fonts of colors. For instance, a perfect update would be a tool on the bottom bar with about 4 “favorite” colors that one can easily access instead of having to click through to change text. Other apps do provide this. Please consider!
Compatibility is an issue but I just export docs as PDFS to share my beautiful work - I haven’t had an issue importing word docs to pages to edit.
Turn off smart annotations! 1/5
Pages worked fine with the Apple Pencil until the forced update. It would be nice to be able to turn off undesirable features. It would also be nice if features, especially beta ones, weren’t forced upon users.
Zero stars- uselss! 1/5
Apple- THE absolute worst for documents- a big, clunky mess. We are SUPPOSED to be able to access all of our stuff through ALL of our Apple products. It’s a lie- it’s all a huge partially connected mess. Oh & forget the fonts you used on your computer- not available here! Apple, get PROS who know how to carry over between Apple products & a few grownups to end the addiction to neon “colors” that are abusive to the eyes. Jony Ive may want to live in a 7-year-old’s world but I don’t. I’m a grownup, not wanting to live in the Hello Kitty phone era.
Recent bug fixes crash app 1/5
Recent update for bug fixes and stability made problems worse than before. Freezing, crashes. Lost 2 hrs worth of work when the app crashed.
Love Using this but needs more fonts and ways to do posters 5/5
Love using this. Flyers come out great. However I have not figured out how to add text boxes in different locations on example documents. When I get ready to send to people that don’t have pages, I send it in PDF or acrobat. That way it does not change the way the poster is designed. Most people can open PDF documents.
I have been using Pages for years, loved the app
*Horrible *Legging *Freezing 1/5
Slow Asfuc* i have a new ipad with all updates current
Nothing opens 1/5
Nothing will open now on IPAD
Unable to download files using mobile data 1/5
What an embarrassing bug for Apple! I can’t even download my documents when using mobile data... It used to be a good app to sync all your documents with you, but not anymore...
Only one problem (maybe 2) 4/5
I love pages, but I feel like there should be more fonts, and maybe a notification feature because my friend rarely remembers to read or add to important things. Other then that, I really like this app.
Oh, no- Horrors! 1/5
By New user to app
I use the Pages App a lot on my iPhone 6. But, I’ve updated to IOS 11.3.1 and it immediately crashes when opening is attempted. Please, please fix the APP ASAP !
Um, good but one issue... 4/5
I ❤️ pages but there’s an issue with it that I want you to fix plz!
I don’t like the fact that when you have something in a folder, you can’t take it out without deleting it and then recovering it!! I mean, come on!! Plz fix, because I NEED pages!!
Productively Creative! 5/5
I love the ease of creating flyers, letters and other materials for our real estate business. And the flexibility of being able to create in the field or on the couch from my iPad! As well as it plays nice with Microsoft suites...sweet 😁! Thank you for keeping it updated and supported!
Awful Update 2/5
Thanks for the update my Apple Pencil is now useless in pages thanks to smart annotations. Trying to use my finger to select sentences and words to copy paste and edit is clunky and takes way to much time. I got the iPad Pro because it was supposed to replace my computer, but for all the great hardware behind there is no decent word processor on it anymore. If this is not fixed soon I will be downloading and paying for word on my iPad Pro.
I need help with one problem. Fixed. Thank you. 5/5
Updated: I love using Pages. I use it like a scrapbook. I had problem with pictures freezing up on and the developers emailed me. I’m really hoping the pictures stay unfrozen. They really care about your experience with Pages.
I use Pages as scrapbook of sorts. I put different size photos on a page and all get is a blue square where it has a plus sign.and it won’t let me add anything. It worked much better before this update. Help.
Updated: it seems to freeze up once when I put a picture on the the page.
I do not appreciate the recent change that took away my ability to use the Apple Pencil in the way that I need to use it. I use the pencil for everything, not just for drawing. Please stop controlling how I am able to use what I purchased and allow me to use the Pencil for all that I do on the iPad and not what a handful of people have decided for me.
The Update Has Messed Up Pages 2/5
I really enjoyed Pages until this new update. Now it’s slow, difficult to open documents, confusing, and just hard to work with. I liked it better before... can it like—change back? Haha.
Latest version 4.0 4/5
When writing articles I usually insert a few images from my iPhone 7 Plus 128GB. I also have Cox 300mbps WIFI, so the problems I am having is not with iPhone memory or a slow WIFI.
When bringing over an image from my photos, more often than not, after I choose a photo the iPhone will freeze and I have to reset it. Once I finally get the image to Pages, the iPhone freezes, the only thing I can do is to close Pages.
I have been using Pages for many many years and this is the first time I cannot insert images from my iPhone photos.
Everything else about Pages is fantastic!
Amna Abdulkareem 3/5
By آمنة الكندري
I would like to thank you for this wonderful program, but after the last update the program has become very slow and in most cases automatically separated please solve the problem quickly so that we can do our work easily
Glitchy Since Beginning of April 2018 2/5
By Addicted kicker
I use Pages all the time and it has been glitchy since April 2018. It continues to tell me it is unable to sync and then freezes and loses the last lines of anything I have worked on. This has been frustrating. I have tried a soft reset, hard reset, and even uninstalled and reinstalled the app. Nothing is working.
Freezes now that I updated 1/5
I can no longer insert a photo to creat documents. It’s useless to me now. Very disappointed as this was a daily app for me. And I paid for this app. Please fix ASAP.