“After first being blasé about Pages, I am now gaga over it. The more I use it, the more blown away I am by its elegance. Alas, it only works with Apple [Macintosh] computers, but with all the people who have been switching to the Mac platform recently, we need to talk about it,” Mike Wendland writes for The Detroit Free Press.
“It’s clean, crisp, very flexible and so easy to use you don’t even need to read the instructions. Style is what sets Pages apart. It comes with about 40 design templates that cover everything from invitations to newsletters, brochures, press releases and school or business reports,” Wendland writes. “I’ll use Pages for my annual family Christmas letter and for that alone, I’d pay the $79. You can drag pictures and images onto it, resize them and place them by using your mouse to pull or push the corners to the proper perspective. Just one click inserts tables and charts or changes colors and font styles. Probably the neatest thing about Pages is how you can import and export it into Microsoft Word or the popular PDF format used to make an image of the page that can easily be sent by e-mail.”
Wendland writes, “I’ve played around with most of the other design software over the years, and Pages beats them all in ease of operation and the sheer beauty of its output. It’s immediately usable by kids and even computer-challenged adults.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: I guess we’d have to put this one in the “good” review category.
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