Step 1 of 7: Intro
One of the best things about calling on Pages for your document creation needs is its unparalleled capacity for pulling all sorts of content together to produce great-looking files. The software is also firmly aimed at the mobile platform, so your work area is optimised to allow high-powered productivity while also enabling eye-catching designs and layouts to be put together with nothing more than a few simple screen taps. Select one of 16 template designs to get started or, if you’re feeling confident, try working with a completely blank document.
Once you’ve discovered the basic page layout tools that enable shapes, charts, images and text to be drag-and-dropped on to the work area, it’s easy to start pushing Pages to new lengths, thanks to some powerful content manipulation tools found inside the interface. With a few taps of the screen, it’s a breeze to pull together component parts such as text and shapes, and then use precise fingertip control to tweak and fine-tune the look and feel of your page design. By calling on drag, pinch and other finger controls it’s also easy to get the best from your content within the Pages workspace, while the auto-save functionality means your work is safe with every move you make.
Adding lots of page elements might seem a bit daunting, but Pages allows you to easily manage the content by sending objects to the back of the document. This means you can prioritise which elements are stacked on top of each other, such as the text inside a coloured shape shown in our illustration.
Time required: 1 hour
What you need:
Pages (£6.99, itun.es/i6DK9wB)
iOS 5.1 or later