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Pages 5 features checklist

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  • laurence misterioso Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 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.

  • laurence misterioso Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 10:09 PM (in response to Yellowbox)

    It's true, and thanks, Pages '09 is under the old iwork folder.

     

    now I can get back to work instread of work-arounds or using msword/open office or the likes.

  • Yellowbox Level 4 Level 4 (3,920 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 10:16 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Hi Peter,

     

    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.

     

    Regards,

    Ian.

  • Mike Boone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 10:26 PM (in response to Yellowbox)

    Ian,

     

    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).

     

    Thanks again!

    '

    Mike

  • Yellowbox Level 4 Level 4 (3,920 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 10:32 PM (in response to Mike Boone)

    Hi Mike,

     

    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.

     

    Regards,

    Ian.

  • Masood Zafar Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2013 10:32 PM (in response to CloneRec.)

    why brother these is so many useable features to ....................... these is some compatibility issues with older version of pages but it can be fix later on pages update 5.1

  • cosmofromwatertown Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 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:

    http://www.iphonehacks.com/2013/07/revert-to-older-version-ios-app-itunes.html

     

    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.

  • Creig Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 11:12 PM (in response to Jerrold Green1)

    Jerrold,

     

    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.

  • robert.b Calculating status...
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    Oct 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.

  • robert.b Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 11:34 PM (in response to Mike Boone)

    I've placed Pages 13 on a NAS. That way, if I ever need it, I can launch it from there. And no, it doesn't work from Starbucks

  • robert.b Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 11:40 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    (how do I delete this message?)

  • houltmac Calculating status...
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    Oct 24, 2013 12:16 AM (in response to Davd Parr)

    Good to know, thanks! I will need this until the features are added back in as they are used extensively in our invoicing system.

  • palm disaster Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 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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