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iWork: The Missing Manual by Josh Clark, Jessica Thornsby

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Chapter 24. Pages for iOS

Now that the wonders of the Internet age are available anytime, anywhere, having to boot up your Mac whenever you need to tweak an iWork document feels practically Victorian. Besides, you can’t be at your Mac creating dazzling iWork documents 24/7. Eventually, you have to venture out into the 3D world (a.k.a. reality). This may even involve doing something boring like sitting on a bus, which is when an iDevice (that’s shorthand for an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch) can be your lifeline, transforming a dull half-hour into a cheeky little iWork session.

Pages for iOS has got all your on-the-go word processing needs covered, whether it’s jotting down a quick haiku about that unique, bus-fresh aroma, or creating multimedia documents bursting with images, graphs, and charts. (Quick reminder: iOS is the operating system that powers all of Apple’s iDevices.) Pages for iOS is the most powerful and artistically satisfying word processor since, well, Pages for Mac. So boot up your iDevice of choice and get ready to experience the power of Pages on the go.

Note

This chapter—and the next two—focus on the iPad version of the iWork apps. That’s because you’re more likely to use the iOS apps on iPads than any other iDevice (it’s hard to imagine that anyone would try to, say, write a dissertation on an iPhone or an iPod Touch). The apps work pretty much the same way on all three iDevices, though if you’re on an iPhone or iPod Touch, you may encounter slight differences from ...

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