I get a lot of questions about the best office programs and the best free office programs. If you have a Mac, it already comes with a free and versatile word processor called Pages. Let’s take a closer look at the program and how it works.

To get started, just open up Finder, type in Pages, and select the results.

When this screen opens, choose New Document.

The Templates screen will open.

Select from a variety of categories.

For this demonstration, I’ll choose a basic document.

The document will open.

On the left side of the page, you’ll find options for viewing, zooming in, and adding an additional page.

On the right there’s a panel with options for adjusting the text and format of your doument.

Click on the drop-down arrow underneath Text.

You’ll be able to add add titles, captions, subtitles, headings and more.

Under Style, you can control font styles and sizes and change color of text.

Right under that, select whether you want text to be left justified, right justified, or centered.

You can also adjust spacing or add features like bullets points or drop cap.

Tomorrow, we’ll continue our look at Pages.