11 Replies Latest reply: Nov 7, 2013 6:38 PM by PeterBreis0807
kpurcell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

In the previous version of Pages one could assign a keyboard shortcut to a style. I can't find this feature in the new version relesed today. Is it missing or hidden?

  • 1. Re: Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts to Styles
    birman2011 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Looks like rather annoyingly, it's missing.

  • 2. Re: Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts to Styles
    kpurcell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I like the update, but this one change makes me want to go back.

  • 3. Re: Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts to Styles
    brad.b.brown Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's gone.  This one change makes the new Pages such a step back for me that I can't use it.  What made it great (over MS Word) was the simplicity and speed that I could work.  Keyboard shortcuts for my basic paragraph styles were a big part of that.  Big big big big mistake to remove this feature, especially since there's no obvious reason *to* remove it...

  • 4. Re: Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts to Styles
    Spanners Design Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah! Would LOVE to have the shortcut assignment to styles put back in the latest Pages v5.0.

     

    This was a big part of my workflow.

  • 5. Re: Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts to Styles
    gruen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Honestly, I'm livid.

     

    I paid for Pages and iWork because, in my opinion, it was the best word processor on the market. It was lightweight, versitile, customizable, and fast.

     

    Version 5.0, however, looks more refined, but is slow, clunky, and difficult. Beyond the missing keyboard shortcuts:

    1. Why does it take 3 clicks to change the paragraph style?
    2. Why does it take two clicks, mousing down on a flatly-designed hover menu to come to an arrow, that you need to click, and then carefully mousing further to the right, followed by a click, to enforce the paragraph style while the Update button, in bright blue, is seldom used.
    3. You can't edit the text in a hyperlink without clicking on it first. I can't believe this design desicion. Even the webform I'm tying in right now allows me to edit the text in a hyperlink without an overlay.
    4. That the filenames are the same has made backwards compatability impractical if you work on a team.

     

    This is shameful and lazy. Google Docs, an online-only editor, has better keyboard shortcuts, useability, and cross-format compatibility. I preferred Pages '09 over any iteration of Google Docs, but now I find myself inclined to open up a web browser before opening up Pages 5.0—even on slow Internet connections.

     

    Apple: please, please fix this. Or, update Pages '09 to be forward-compatible. Or hire me so I can do it myself. Yes, it bothers me that much.

  • 6. Re: Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts to Styles
    fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,110 points)

    For those of you that had Pages 09 you still have it on the computer in the appication folder > iWork.

  • 7. Re: Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts to Styles
    gruen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, but then as soon as a coworker edits a file, you're back to 5.0... then you have to convert it again, losing some formatting and any patience you may have had. It'd be easier to convert my entire library to Google Drive than have to deal with this on a daily basis.

     

    So, so frustrating.

  • 8. Re: Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts to Styles
    fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,110 points)

    Then all of you should have the same Pages version, right?

  • 9. Re: Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts to Styles
    kpurcell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, apparantly the answer to this question is to not use the "new and improved version" since its not as good as the old one.

     

    I expect Apple to add it back, but I also expect it to take a really long time since they can't focus on too many things at once.

  • 10. Re: Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts to Styles
    Biralo_ncd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    deal breaker for me too. Will stick with old version, and look at alternatives (Nisus writer et al)

  • 11. Re: Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts to Styles
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,645 points)

    Many features have been removed from Pages 5 see:

     

    iWorkTipsnTricks Forum

     

    Menawhile it probably is best to continue using Pages '09 if that is possible and if you are unhappy with Pages 5 give it a review and rating in the App Store.

     

    Peter