Collaborate on Pages docs
Document creation made easy – share the task with others using Pages
Working on a document with someone else can help you get things done faster and can play to your respective strengths. One of you might be good at, say, graphs, and the other strong at writing headlines.
However, sharing documents can be confusing if you don’t know which version is the most recent or which changes have been applied to which copy of the document. Thankfully, there are tools to keep track of changes built into both Microsoft Word and Pages. In the former you can turn on Track Changes in the Review pane, while Pages offers an equivalent setting as soon as you start typing text.
Collaborative working using Pages is easy – it’s managed by iCloud. Pages is part of iWork (free with all new Macs), which was updated this year to include useful web-based tools. This means you can use iCloud to store and access your shared documents – you don’t need to send them to your collaborators directly, but you can store them online so you’ll always have the most recent version. So if one person creates a document and the other adds images to it, the latest version will automatically be available to you both at icloud.com. You can even store and share documents that you’ve created through iCloud; just open the document and click Share > Move to iCloud. Documents stored in iCloud can be shared, but are no longer stored on your Mac, so consider making a backup of the original. Rosie Hattersley
Pages in iCloud offers powerful document editing and sharing tools, including version tracking.