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  • SteveBenner Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2013 8:19 AM (in response to Don Nelson)

    Sounds like the FCP X problem.

     

    I just CAN'T believe that you can't move Pages around or duplicate them.  The app is CALLED PAGES!.

     

    And others have said, this is just a port of the iOS version. I like the layout overall, but the lack of pro features is a disturbing trend as of late.

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,135 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 8:33 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Peter,

     

    I know you won't shed any tears over the loss of Page Layout mode, but it's gone too.

     

    Jerry

  • cosmofromwatertown Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2013 8:40 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    I am a publishing author - pages has completely wrecked the book I am working on. Luckily I saved an old copy and can go back to '09.

     

    *** - I can no longer paste an image into a textbox or table, which is a crucial feature.

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    Oct 23, 2013 8:45 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    PeterBreis0807 wrote:

     

    8. Subscript/superscript buttons gone

     

    12. Endnotes gone

    I expect from your wording you know that superscript and subscript are still available, just not by button, but for the use of anyone else stumbling upon this thread (it took me a couple of minutes to find them): in the Text Format panel, make sure you have the Style tab selected. In the font section, press the little gear for Advanced Options. From the drop-down box next to Baseline, you can select superscript or subscript. (This is a lot of work if you use these formatting options a lot, but you can define a character style to make things a little quicker.)

     

    Endnotes are not gone; they're just treated as a kind of footnote. In the Footnote Format panel, under type, you can select from Footnotes, Document Endnotes, or Section Endnotes.

  • aleminopuy Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2013 8:53 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    I was very excited to finally get a new version of Pages... and then a TON of important features (especially glaring: lack of merge fields, alignment guides, vertical ruler) are missing. What the heck? 5.0 seems like a step backwards to me.

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,135 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 9:07 AM (in response to Jerrold Green1)

    Jerrold Green1 wrote:

     

    Peter,

     

    I know you won't shed any tears over the loss of Page Layout mode, but it's gone too.

     

    Jerry

    Oops - found the key to removing the Text Layer...

    Create a page layout document

     

    You can remove the body text area of a document and then use the page as if it’s a blank canvas.

    Note: When you turn off the document body, body text and all objects set to Inline with Text are deleted (other objects are changed to Stay on Page). To save the text, copy it first, then paste it into a text box (or into another Pages document).

      • In the Document pane of the Setup inspector, deselect the Document Body checkbox.
      • Click Remove in the dialog.

     

    Jerry

  • CloneRec. Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2013 9:08 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Do not upgrade!

  • colincollect Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2013 9:13 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    I'm praying Apple reads these feature requests (returns). To be missing style guides, alignment guides, etc is killing me. I'm back in Pages '09... for now.

     

    Please, Apple, note these feature requests and update the software.

  • Mark Lyon1 Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2013 9:28 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Thank you Peter for compiling this list.  I included it in my feedback to Apple for Pages.

     

    I sure hope they take notice.

  • Ade Fowler Level 2 Level 2 (370 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 9:36 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Missing:

     

    Share > Send via Mail > PDF

     

    You can still do it, but it's a lot more effort. I'll stick with version 4.3.

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,135 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 10:10 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Agree completely. Not having Text Box linking takes all the steam out.

     

    Jerry

  • carlosayala Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2013 10:14 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Question:  Are document VERSIONS (with timeline) completely gone?  Can't seem to find my document's older versions anywhere.

  • Kenneth Collins1 Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2013 10:15 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Well, at least they retained one feature: the name.

  • robthabruce Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2013 10:16 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    All of my documents created with Pages 4.3 are unusable in Pages 5 because of missing features.

     

    Images in tables are simply deleted if I open a document in Pages 5. If you previously used for example Mathtype (or even Apples Grapher App) to insert equations, you will not be able to place them in a table anymore. This is horrible!

     

    I bought Pages 5 and am not going to use it anymore. Older documents always do have to work with never versions. That's what Microsoft had to learn years ago. If Apple won't fix this, they'll have many users switched (back) to Microsoft Office.

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