Currently Being ModeratedOct 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.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 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.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 8:45 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 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.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 9:07 AM (in response to Jerrold Green1)
Jerrold Green1 wrote:
I know you won't shed any tears over the loss of Page Layout mode, but it's gone too.
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.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 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.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 9:40 AM (in response to Jerrold Green1)
Not quite true that I wouldn't miss Page Layout , just the way Apple had implemented it.
It had its uses and the new method is logical as far as it goes. However it gets you back to the old clumsy methods of Page Layout before totally emasculating it by removing Textbox linking.
Did Apple really hate Pages and the Pages Users this much? It is like they shot it in the head, broke its legs, torched it, and then run over it with the car for good luck.
I would say Pages R.I.P., but the new Pages has just joined the line of Living-Dead Apps that Apple has reconstructed from the corpses of its previously usable iSuites.
btw When I predicted this was the way Apple was going to go, I didn't think they were going to cripple Pages this much, this fast.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 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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