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  • Gavin Lawrie Level 2 Level 2 (370 points)
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    Oct 24, 2013 1:56 AM (in response to Mike Boone)

    Mike Boone wrote:

     

    3. Selecting a section/page in thumbnail window to delete it — GONE so how do you delete a section now!?


    11. Add a section - GONE (in that it only adds it to end of the document—does not INSERT it, it adds it and then you cannot move it to another place).

     

     

    Vis 3. As per online help system, to delete a section (break) you delete the section (break) as you did before in 4.3.  To delete the text / content of a section you have to select the text in the document and delete it.  So this is possible, but the easier way of doing it (deleting sections in thumbnail browser) is no longer available.

     

    Vis 11.  You can add sections in the middle of other sections - there may be several ways of doing it, but one that seems to work is simply to scroll to text in the middle of a section of text, and go to the 'Section' pane (Setup Gear, Section Tab on RHS) and click on the drop-down "Create New Section" - which offers to add one at end of the section or 'Starting with this page'.  Not exactly what you could do before, but it is certainly not the case that you can only add sections to end of document

     

    HTH

  • KimZing Calculating status...
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    Oct 24, 2013 2:19 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    It seems that Apple forgot to tell us that the new iWork-release is called 'Garage-iWork' and that the most of us have to wait unil the release of 'iWork Pro'.

     

    /Kim

     

    PS. The serious part:

    I have been almost scared to death when reading all things reported in this thread. I have been working professionally with iWork (especially Pages) for many years and it seems that all advanced (but easy-to-use) tools I have been using in this work is gone in the new release. I see now very clearly that I still have to rely on Pages 4 in iWork '09, otherwise my business will be ruined.

  • gregober Calculating status...
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    Oct 24, 2013 3:07 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    It is quite incredible to see that we had to wait so many years for a crappy update with way too many features removed… and key features such as :

     

    • images in header (company logo ??)
    • selection of similar style
    • customized toolbar
    • reorganize pages by dragging gone
    • captured pages gone
    • side rullers gone

     

    All of this GONE !

     

    And the added features are somewhat limited and focused on the iCloud which is not really interesting for real business users : I don't want to share my private documents with any Apple iCloud servers - I have my own server inhouse THANKS.

     

    Apple : give us back our features - This is not an upgrade but a downgrade.

     

    We don't care about the iPad : who is seriously using iWork with an iPad anyhow ! 

  • gregober Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Oct 24, 2013 3:08 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    So true !!

  • papalapapp Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Oct 24, 2013 3:27 AM (in response to palm disaster)

    palm disaster wrote:

     

    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.

     

    This is interesting. Adding templates to the template chooser is painful in Pages '09, but actually I have all my templates in those places where I need them. Makes much more sens than throwing them all into the chooser.

     

    I guess that is because we are Apple is moving towards a new file organisation system. Fine, but as long as it isn't finished or doesn't work yet propperly, I wouldn't want to be forced into it.

  • Chortler Calculating status...
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    Oct 24, 2013 3:32 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Find and replace special characters (eg paragraph marks) has gone.

  • Ash435 Calculating status...
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    Oct 24, 2013 4:00 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Pages 5 is unusable to me. I have over 1000 Pages documents and a quick sample showed that most were altered in some way and many were obsoleted by missing features. The new interface is clearly a nod to iOS rather than designed with serious productivity on a Mac in mind.

     

    I will obviously have to stick with Pages '09 but Apple needs to reassure us that it will be developed and maintained. Removing it from the App Store is not a good sign.

     

    I am already finding that scrolling is less smooth in Mavericks - Pages '09 could do with some optimisation there.

     

    And then there are a small number of nice improvements in Pages 5 that I'm going to have to live without indefinitely (like the improved copy/paste table style for multiple cells, the reset image enhancements bug-fix, and the new shape combining feature).

  • JinBerlin Calculating status...
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    Oct 24, 2013 4:32 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Please help: where can one still get the old Pages 09? (to download, as of October 24th?) We have a school magazine based on a Pages 09 template and it is completely impossible to create the next issue of the magazine in the new Pages, because of lacking features such as insert pages or linking text boxes (and all that is described above). I do have the old Pages 09 on my computer but it would be great to have the possibility for others working on the mag to still downgrade to Pages 09.

    thx!

  • Andy Epprecht Calculating status...
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    Oct 24, 2013 4:41 AM (in response to gregober)

    Maps on iOS was a disaster for some not long ago and forced Apple to react.

     

    But this with Pages 5 is horrible! (and iBooks as well, but that's another story)

  • Linda Menkhorst Calculating status...
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    Oct 24, 2013 5:38 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    I need the mail merge, I'm afraid it won't return...

  • nmds Calculating status...
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    Oct 24, 2013 5:44 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Pages. The last word in word processing.

     

     

    so sad.

  • _pete Calculating status...
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    Oct 24, 2013 5:52 AM (in response to T2YUKI)

    "changed" is a polite way of saying "destroyed": here's the new Pages Scripting Dictionary in full:

     

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  • T2YUKI Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Oct 24, 2013 6:02 AM (in response to _pete)

    Right.  Only one command and one class in the Pages Suite.  Useless.

  • Jorge Br Calculating status...
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    Oct 24, 2013 6:28 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Same experience here. Many of the beautiful and simple features that I liked in Pages are missing in this "new" version. I am so sad! And there are so many bugs and problems...

    In my University I was a supporter of Pages against Word. Now I am completely disappointed.

    I would rather downgrade to Pages 09, if it is possible.

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