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PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,620 points)

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:

 

Added

 

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

 

Missing

 

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

 

Altered

 

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.

 

Peter


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • 1. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    py99ajh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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

  • 2. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    celliott Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    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.

  • 3. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    T2YUKI Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Hyperlink to another Pages' document is gone.

  • 4. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,715 points)

    Added:  phonetic guides for Chinese and Japanese.

     

    (Also all languages using rtl equally better supported)

  • 5. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,620 points)


    celliott wrote:

     

    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.

     

    You could only ever get the vertical rule by checking it in Preferences and then clicking a floating object.

     

    Have you tried something similar in Pages 5?

     

    Peter

  • 6. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    Don Nelson Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    - The typography panel is completely broken in Pages 5.0

    - Vertical ruler is gone

    - Alignment guides are gone

  • 7. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    celliott Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    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.

  • 8. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,620 points)

    More feature list

     

    Added

     

    4. Phonetic Guide for Chinese & Japanese

     

    Missing

     

    15. Alignment Guides gone

     

    16. Styles Drawer gone

     

    17. Merge Fields gone

     

    18. Default Start Up page gone

     

    19. 135 templates gone

     

    20. Vertical Ruler gone

     

    21. Delete page gone

     

    Altered

     

    -

     

    Unconfirmed

     

    1. Bookmarks and Links gone

     

    2. Images within Tables gone

     

    Peter

     

    PS Not looking good for upgrading.

  • 9. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    birman2011 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

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

  • 10. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,620 points)

    The local Apple Store is promising to have both Mavericks and Pages installed on their Macs tomorrow and I shall make an effort to be here to test them out.

     

    I have previously warned users against putting all their eggs in the one Apple basket. That is me simply passing on my very long experience.

     

    A key requirement of any software is that it lets you continue to access and use your work. It looks like the new Pages may cripple many users work.

     

    Let's keep our fingers crossed.

     

    Peter

  • 11. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,620 points)

    Missing

     

    22. Function key shortcuts gone

  • 12. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    gideon_p Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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

  • 13. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,620 points)

    Is there a new Pages13_UserGuide.pdf available under the Help menu or is that gone as well?

     

    Peter

  • 14. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    Austin Sloat Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)

    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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