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PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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Oct 22, 2013 7:57 PM

As you go through the new Pages 5 can you please add an added, missing or altered features here please.


I will start with some culled from the general discussions and if you could correct any errors add them:




1. Right to Left text ie Arabic, Farsi & Hebrew. Uncertain about Pashtu


2. Single model templates. You turn off document text to get rid of the default. Not sure if this then can be mixed and matched with Word Processing templates


3. Able to share outside iCloud




1. Selecting non-contiguous text gone


2. Outline view appears gone


3. Customizable Toolbar is gone


4. Many templates appear gone


5. Captured pages gone


6. Reorganize pages by dragging gone


7. Duplicate pages gone


8. Subscript/superscript buttons gone


9. Select all instances of a Style is gone


10. Retain zoom level of document gone


11. Facing pages gone


12. Endnotes gone


13. Media Inspector can't find iPhoto library on external drive


14. Update is missing for older installations, Apple is reportedly working on a solution via a redeemable code or update on the ir Support Download site




1. Language set under Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Show Spelling and Grammar now document wide


2. Subscript/superscript text is now a convoluted route Gear > Advanced options > Baseline > Subscript/Superscript


3. Header appears to be multi-column


4. New file format (but still .pages?) not backwardly compatible


5. Page numbering method changed


6. T.O.C. appears buggy


7. Template file storage location moved - to where?


8. Imported older .pages files are not translating properly


9. Text language is detected automatically now


Letting you know I can't test or verify any of these as I haven't got Mavericks yet.



iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • py99ajh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 22, 2013 8:39 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    The Styles draw has gone! No easy 1 click access to changing styles. New pages is horrible!

  • celliott Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 22, 2013 8:51 PM (in response to py99ajh)

    I also discovered that it appears layouts are no longer broken doen into Word Prcessor and Layout. There is one document type and when I clicked on show rulers there is now only a horizontal ruler at the top and no verticle ruler. Going to make it tougher for layout work. (Unless I missed something)


    Because of the single document type, I think that's why there are fewer templates and why some of mine are gone. I reinstalled the '09 version. I can run them simultaneously and hope Apple fixes it.

  • T2YUKI Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Oct 22, 2013 9:24 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Hyperlink to another Pages' document is gone.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,850 points)
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    Oct 22, 2013 9:40 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Added:  phonetic guides for Chinese and Japanese.


    (Also all languages using rtl equally better supported)

  • Don Nelson Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
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    Oct 22, 2013 10:10 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    - The typography panel is completely broken in Pages 5.0

    - Vertical ruler is gone

    - Alignment guides are gone

  • celliott Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 22, 2013 10:11 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Sorry, Peter, but that's not true. I have a new blank document open right now in Pages '09 and there is a horzontal ruler at the top and a verticle ruler on the left. I use this app everyday and I know it's always there when View-> Show Rulers is on.


    There is no such option in the new Pages that I have been able to find. That is going to make page layout a lot tougher. So I am going back to '09 until Apple fixes it. It is an essential feature for what I do.

  • birman2011 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 22, 2013 10:44 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Styles Shortcuts; that is, assign a style to a Fn key, has gone. Back to Pages 09 for me then.

  • gideon_p Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 22, 2013 11:18 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Having two pages up, being unable to move thumbnail pages order around, and not being able to duplicate pages or copy and paste them to other documents are absolute killers for me. I can't use 5 until they ad these features back in. Even though I already purchased it

  • Austin Sloat Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 12:57 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Import Styles... appears to be gone. As far as I can tell there is no way to import a set of styles from a saved document into an open document.  Another power user feature apparently gone.

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