Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 9:59 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
the default opening gives the format bar on the right side: every time you open a document
when a new document is "zoomed" to page width, and then re-opened, the format bar appears on the right side. when the format bar is closed, the right hand side of the text disappears and you have to drag to the right to get the whole page again.
Super- and sub-scripts require 4 commads (or memorize the the keyboard strokes) as a result of not being able to customize the toolbars.
the link to the manual is to the pervious version of Pages.
comment: Pages 5.0 makes ms word look professional. sadly it is wasting too much of my time, so I will revert to open office.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 10:11 PM (in response to Yellowbox)
At least, that's what I pray Apple is foreshadowing. If so, a little peak inside their roadmap would have calmed a lot of nerves.
Well said. Apple plays it's cards close to the chest. If Apple has a grand plan, it would be good to hear it. However, speculation about Apple's roadmap is forbidden in these forums. A pity, because if you are correct, a roadmap would help adoption of the new software by reassuring the loyal users that this is a temporary move.
Can you tell me what other temporary moves Apple has made?
Also what temporary words of consolation they have for the Users with the temporarily trashed documents?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 10:16 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
I shall up(?)grade to the new versions of Pages and Numbers to help me understand the many questions now flooding these forums. However, I shall keep Pages'09 and Numbers'09 as the defaults for my everyday work.
To safeguard against any demise of iWork'09 I shall backup important data in plain text. And print on acid-free paper. Then store in a humidity-controlled vault.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 10:26 PM (in response to Yellowbox)
Mike here again :-). Finding the old PAGES under APPLICATIONS/iWORK/Pages 09 was genius! This is what power users shoudl just do untiol Apple fixes the massive shortcommings in 5.
I tried to set the default app for PAGES docs to the Pages 09 using the GET INFO/OPEN WITH then CHANGE ALL so ALL pages docs default to the Pages 09. It woud NOT let me do this. It kept forcing Pages 5 as the default! Is there another way? I ended up deleting the new Pages and that did the trick--now it defaults to the Pags 09 and keeps the dosuments from being accidetally changed into the new ormat (un-openable with pages 09).
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 10:32 PM (in response to Mike Boone)
I have not got as far as you have. My thoughts were to create an alias of Pages'09 from the Applications folder and drag that alias to the Dock. That (I think) would be my default app. When I really, really need Pages 5, I thought I could fire it up from Applications folder.
Please reply if this works. I am not really a guru.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 10:33 PM (in response to Yellowbox)
Eureka! I have just reverted my iPad back to the old version of Pages 1.7.2 that is compatible with 4.3 (which I found and reverted to earlier by doing a search)
The basic instructions are here:
Unlike the article, I had to use Time Machine to reproduce an older version of iOS Pages. iTunes Apps are in the iTunes folder under 'Mobile Applications'. Once done, I moved it out of the iTunes folder and re-installed it as per the article.
I can sleep - my documents are safe once again.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 11:12 PM (in response to Jerrold Green1)
It's kind of still there. Open one of the Apple templates, then select View>Inspector>Document Setup. About half way down, under the header and Footer information, un-check the box labeled "Document Body." Now you'll have a Page Layout document.
You can add back in the Document Body, but can't uncheck it again without losing all of the "Document Body" content.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 11:29 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
Also missing, which no one's mentioned:
Mask from any shape (not only square)
Regression doesn't even strat describing how bad Pages 13 is. As I see it, Pages 13 doesn't introduce any new functionality (except collaboration), but it removes tonnes.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2013 12:34 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
New "feature:" if you want to open an existing template you previously created, you are forced to first add it to "Template Chooser." You can't simply open the template and use it. Seems like a very amateurish software design flaw. It's totally unnecessary.
I use an ever expanding number of templates all day long. Adding each different template to my "Template Chooser" is not workable for me.
Have to go back to 4.3.
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