Microsoft Word vs Apple’s Pages.

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Excellent thoughts from my good friend, J.L. Pattison about the differences between Pages vs. Word for use on iPads.

J.L. Pattison

imageIf you’re a writer who wants to make your iPad your primary writing device, then there’s really only two quality options when it comes to word processing apps: Apple’s Pages and Microsoft’s Word.

Below is my comparison of these apps in nine categories. My hope is that this review will be a help to you.

1). APPEARANCE: COLOR SCHEME
Winner: Word

Personally, I prefer Word’s blue and white theme over Page’s orange and white theme.

2). APPEARANCE: DOCUMENT FILES
Winner: Pages

Pages uses a thumbnail view on their document home screen, which, in my opinion, is easier to work with and visually more appealing.

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3). PLACEMENT OF FUNCTION KEYS
Winner: Word

Word places all of its function keys across the top of the document like it does on its desktop version. Those familiar with Word on the desktop will feel right at home with Word on the iPad. Additionally, Word spells…

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