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I prefer Pages to Word, and my requirements are far more extreme than most people's. Pages even seamlessly handles Word's change tracking (i.e. you can load a Word doc with change tracking going, make changes, and they will flow back to Word or to other Pages users seamlessly). All this and Pages doesn't waste gobs of screen real estate on "ribbons" and other useless crap.

Word obviously supports Microsoft automation stuff that's unique to its own ecosystem, but aside from that and index generation, Pages is actually ahead of Word. (Not "light years", but heck it's a word-processor.)




I'm quite happy on 500+ page word documents here, tracked across 30 users on SharePoint. I was not happy with Pages a couple of years ago - it did a shitty job of import/export losing styles and even text sometimes.

Don't like Ribbons? Double click one of the groups and they go away http://officeblogs.net/UI/sizepics/RibbonCollapsed.png

And I don't know how you can complain about that when Pages is full of horrible trays...


Got to be said I like the ribbon, going back to LibreOffice on the home Linux box is like heading back to the last century.


That's because Libreoffice is basically a clone of Word.


Pages isn't "full of" trays. You can use them or not, and by default not.




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