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side-by-side comparison of Microsoft Word vs. Pages
based on preference data from user reviews. Microsoft Word rates 4.7/5 stars with 640 reviews. By contrast, Pages rates 4.3/5 stars with 262 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
(640)
4.7 out of 5
Microsoft Word
Pages
Pages
(262)
4.3 out of 5
Pages
Star Rating
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
Market Segments
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
Small-Business (35.4% of reviews)
Pages
Pages
Small-Business (63.2% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
No pricing information available
Pages
Pages
No pricing information available

Microsoft Word vs Pages

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found Microsoft Word easier to use, set up, and administer. Reviewers also preferred doing business with Microsoft Word overall.

  • Reviewers felt that Microsoft Word meets the needs of their business better than Pages.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Microsoft Word is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Microsoft Word over Pages.
Categories
Shared Categories
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
Pages
Pages
Microsoft Word and Pages are categorized as Document Creation
Unique Categories
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word has no unique categories
Pages
Pages has no unique categories
Pricing
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word Pricing
Free Trial Unavailable
Pages
Pages Pricing
Free Trial Unavailable
Ratings
Meets Requirements
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
9.5
Responses: 569
Pages
Pages
8.6
Responses: 246
Ease of Use
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
9.2
Responses: 570
Pages
Pages
8.8
Responses: 247
Ease of Setup
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
9.2
Responses: 72
Pages
Pages
9.1
Responses: 52
Ease of Admin
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
9.1
Responses: 68
Pages
Pages
8.6
Responses: 45
Quality of Support
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
8.8
Responses: 461
Pages
Pages
8.6
Responses: 160
Ease of Doing Business With
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
8.8
Responses: 62
Pages
Pages
8.5
Responses: 38
Product Direction (% positive)
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
9.2
Responses: 567
Pages
Pages
7.6
Responses: 248
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of both Microsoft Word and Pages were most often representing companies in the Small-Business segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
35.4%
Pages
Pages
63.2%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
29.7%
Pages
Pages
19.5%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
34.9%
Pages
Pages
17.2%
Reviewers' Industry
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word Industry
Higher Education
6.9%
Information Technology and Services
6.3%
Education Management
5.5%
Hospital & Health Care
5.2%
Computer Software
4.5%
Other
71.6%
Pages
Pages Industry
Education Management
6.9%
Religious Institutions
6.1%
Marketing and Advertising
6.1%
Internet
5.0%
Information Technology and Services
5.0%
Other
70.9%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Microsoft Word
Kelly L.
User in Hospital & Health Care

Microsoft Word is the age old word processor that has been around for years and years to help people in their writing needs. The easiest part of Microsoft word is the toolbar at the top with the many different tabs which you can easily access to change...

Pages
Hannah H.
User in Marketing and Advertising

I like how easy it is to layout reports and charts. It's easier to use than Word when doing things that aren't writing middle school reports. The collaboration aspect makes it a breeze when having teammates edit or work on reports with you.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Microsoft Word
Lisa S.
User in Legal Services

It's Microsoft so it crashes about once a week for an unknown reason so that gets rather irritating. Microsoft Help also isn't as easy to use as I would like unless you know the exact words for what you are looking for. The spellcheck is also not as...

Pages
Alexandra H.
G2 User in Health, Wellness and Fitness

I haven't used it regularly in several years (moved over to Google Docs) but when I did I was frustrated that tables were difficult to use and it never synced that well with Word documents.

Discussions
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word Discussions
¿Microsoft Word es el software ideal para laborar con documentos digitales?
3 comments
Daniel P.
DP
Particularmente pienso que efectivamente Microsoft Word es el mejor para elaborar documentos digitales ya que ofrece una amplia variedad de herramientas que...Read more
What is the Advanced Use of MS Word?
2 comments
Mohammad S.
MS
Thank you so much. Through MS Word, it's where every person or a learner MUST go first to learn how to Type and learn how to do text formatting. Then after,...Read more
How to make a brochure on microsoft word
1 comment
G2
Making Brochures on MS Word(2016) is pretty much easy. Below are the steps, Go to File then click NEW and Choose Brochure and Booklets and then click on...Read more
Pages
Pages Discussions
What's the easiest way to add fonts into Pages?
1 comment
OM
You will add the Fonts to the MacOS and they will magically appear in Pages. Here is a how to: https://mackeeper.com/blog/post/542-how-to-install-fonts-on-mac/Read more
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Pages has no more discussions with answers
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