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iWork '09, Apple's office productivity suite, is the easiest way to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations the Mac way. Writing and page layout are easy in Pages. Numbers gives you simple ways to make sense of your data. You'll captivate your audience with new, sophisticated features in Keynote. And iWork is compatible with Microsoft Office, so it's easy to share your work.

Pages '09. You have a beautiful way with words.
Pages is both a streamlined word processor and an easy-to-use page layout tool. It allows you to be a writer one minute and a designer the next, always with a perfect document in the works.

Easy from the start
Your instant design studio. Even before you start writing, your document looks great. With over 180 Apple-designed templates, a professionally polished resume, brochure, school report, or invitation is waiting for you to make it your own. Use the Template Chooser to find the one you like. Add your own words inside the text placeholders.
Streamlined word processing
Every word counts.Creating great-looking documents is simple with Pages. At the top of the page, the contextual Format Bar lets you do the basics--formatting text and adjusting images--with just one click.
View and choose fonts with the "what you see is what you get" (WYSIWYG) font menu. Change text size and color. Adjust line spacing and paragraph alignment. Apply character and paragraph styles.
When you select a photo, shape, or table on the page, the Format Bar displays tools to adjust the images. And while you write, Pages can automatically format lists with bullets or numbers, check your spelling, proofread your document, and generate a table of contents.

Fine-tuning your document is easy, too. You can add headers, footers, footnotes, and bookmarks with a few clicks. Insert section, layout, and page breaks from a pull-down menu. And the word count is visible at the bottom of the page--just click the total to see details including the number of characters, lines, paragraphs, and more. When it comes to word processing, streamlined and smart come standard in Pages.

Advanced writing tools


There's more to the story.Any word processor can help you type. Pages gives you all the tools you need to write and perfect your writing. Now you can view your document full screen. With one click, clutter disappears so you focus on what you're writing and make changes without distractions.

Organize your ideas in Outline mode. Create an outline with multiple levels, expand or collapse topics, and drag and drop to promote or demote items.
When it's time for comments and feedback, change tracking makes collaboration with anyone easier, clearer, and more concise.
And it's always easy to find your place. Next to your document, you see thumbnails of all your pages and sections, including changes that have been made. Quickly copy or delete a section. Or drag and drop to move sections around. Scroll through thumbnails to preview your document or enlarge them for a better view.
Powerful page layout
Do-it-yourself design.
Create your own design from a blank canvas--Pages makes page layout easy. Choose fonts and add images, graphics, tables, and 3D charts. Powerful graphics tools let you resize and rotate photos, apply reflections and shadows, add picture frames, and remove backgrounds from images with a simple point and click. You can even control the text: how it looks, how it flows, and how it wraps around images. Move everything around on the free-form canvas until you see the layout you envisioned.