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olivekid Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Apr 13, 2011 12:55 PM
Is it possible (and how) to have both vertical and horizontal pages in a Pages document, THX
4 x 2.5 G5, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:58 PM (in response to olivekid)
    olivekid wrote:
    Is it possible (and how) to have both vertical and horizontal pages in a Pages document, THX


    NO !

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) mercredi 13 avril 2011 21:58:25
    To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,135 points)
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:42 PM (in response to olivekid)
    A popular workaround is to rotate your content 90 degrees on the Landscape page. You can't designate it as Landscape in an otherwise Portrait document, but if you rotate the content it will have a similar look. You'll have to consider what you want to do about Headers and Footers. In a way, this is best, I think, because I believe I would prefer Portrait orientation on the Headers and Footers anyway. If you want your Headers and Footers running along the long edges of the paper, you'll have to substitute Text Boxes or go another route.

    The other alternative is to create a separate document for your Landscape pages and combine the two documents in Preview.

    Jerry
    Al iMac and MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,135 points)
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    Apr 13, 2011 4:14 PM (in response to olivekid)
    I'm pretty sure it was a well-considered decision. We may not all agree, but this particular feature set was no accident.

    Jerry
    Al iMac and MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    Apr 14, 2011 1:45 AM (in response to olivekid)
    olivekid wrote:
    Yvan,
    I assume you are yelling at Apple and not me.


    I'm not yelling at Apple.

    I'm tired to read questions which were asked and responded many times.
    We are supposed to search in the existing threads before opening a new thread.
    Alas, it seems that it's asking too much efforts for a lot of users.

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) jeudi 14 avril 2011 10:45:00
    To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Hilary Sutcliffe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 11, 2011 1:27 AM (in response to olivekid)

    Actually this is rubbish of Apple and easily fixed.  Windows has a 'from now on' ability to change the orientation and back in the same document.  It can't be that hard.  Why is this not happening Apple?

     

    Yvan, I think the reason that people keep reposting is because they can't quite believe that a quite significant problem which was first posted in 2006 hasn't been answered better by Apple in 2011.  I am fairly new to Apple, just a few years using a Mac after using MS from the invention of computers, but find their inflexibility on some things bizarre.   At the very least an Apple person could post something on this forum to let us know why not or what to do in troubleshooting.  Poor.

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,725 points)
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    Nov 11, 2011 5:39 AM (in response to olivekid)

    There  are also in other threads a solution for those who wants this mix of pages. First create the document as Jerrold suggested. Export i to PDF. Open it in Preview and her you can rotate a page.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,240 points)
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    Nov 11, 2011 1:28 PM (in response to Hilary Sutcliffe)

    Hilary

     

    The Pages solution is to rotate the content, which unrotates when you click on it to edit it.

     

    I agree that that solution is inferior and counter intuitive, but that's the way the programmers solved the problem.

     

    Apple does not frequent these forums and definitely does not explain itself nor flag any future intentions.

     

    Peter

     

    Yvan

     

    There is a problem with how this forum now works. You have to post a question before you see the listed similar posts in the sidebar and I don't know how the software works but it seems to be extraordinarily bad at matching up the "similar" questions.

     

    If Apple's software has such a hard time finding matches, what chance the first timers here.

     

    Peter

  • Hilary Sutcliffe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 12, 2011 12:11 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Thanks very much Peter.  I will try that.  I just wrote a paper for work on how companies are becoming more attuned to their customers and listening more. So much for that, you have an archive of improvements to your product for free and don't listen.  Useful change to my paper coming up!!

     

    I did search the other entries Yvan, but they were all a few years ago so had a vain hope that the upgrades would have sorted it.

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    Nov 12, 2011 2:52 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    PeterBreis0807 wrote:

    Yvan

     

    There is a problem with how this forum now works. You have to post a question before you see the listed similar posts in the sidebar and I don't know how the software works but it seems to be extraordinarily bad at matching up the "similar" questions.

     

    If Apple's software has such a hard time finding matches, what chance the first timers here.

     

    Peter

    I apologize but I disagree with you.

    Often, there is no need to as a question before seeing if similar threads exist.

     

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    A very simple request bring related threads to surface.

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    I described it once to my grand son which didn't reach 12 years and he use it easily.

     

    I described it many times and you continue to describe it as complicated.

    It seems that the problem isn't the tool but you.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France)  samedi 12 janvier 2011 11:52:39

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.2

    My iDisk is : <http://public.me.com/koenigyvan>


    Please : Search for questions similar to your own before submitting them to the community

     

     

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    Nov 12, 2011 3:08 AM (in response to Hilary Sutcliffe)

    Hilary Sutcliffe wrote:

    I did search the other entries Yvan, but they were all a few years ago so had a vain hope that the upgrades would have sorted it.

    Of course, I may be wrong but my own guess is that the ability to embed the two orientations in a Pages document will never be available.

     

    If it is delivered one day, it will be in an upgrade, not in an update.

     

    iWork'09 was updated several times since january 2009 but we are all waiting for the next upgrade.

    So, there was no hope to get in iWork '09 as it's available in 2011 a feature which wasn' in the original version.

    The standard rule is that updates aren't delivered to give new features but to correct bugs.

    iWork '09 got a different treatment because during its life,

    (a) Apple introduced a new distribution scheme which implied some internal changes

    (b) Apple introduced a similar set of products dedicated to iOS and they didn't wished to upgrade the beast before getting stable, and quite equivalent products for both OS.

    (c) they introduced a new operating system delivering new features which they felt important enough to be introduced thru applications update.

    Remember that they didn't do that when Snow Leopard introduced, auto-substitution and local quotes at system level.

     

    Now, it seems that these important changes are done and digested. It's time to work on an upgrade.

    They are lot of changes with higher priority than dual orientation to apply.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France)  samedi 12 janvier 2011 12:08:38

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.2

    My iDisk is : <http://public.me.com/koenigyvan>


    Please : Search for questions similar to your own before submitting them to the community

     

     

  • LaurenceSA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 18, 2013 4:24 PM (in response to Hilary Sutcliffe)

    Well it's 2013 and I have just bought a Mac and I can't rotate a page to landscape after a section break. Looks like Apple just isn't getting the message on this functionality. How hard can it be?

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,240 points)
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    Jul 19, 2013 7:28 PM (in response to LaurenceSA)

    I agree it is not ideal because it doesn't change the Headers & Footers, but rotate the content as recommended.

     

    Maybe Apple will fix this in the next upgrade later this year.

     

    Peter

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