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  • 1,215. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    israfelli Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes but considering the Cohort of 1 1 1 1 1 5

     

    the median would indeed be 1 star which would reflect the most oft chosen rating (in this case), but the mean (average) of that same cohort would be 1.6 star, which gives us a better judgement as to how well the software is liked, by aggregating everyones' opinion.

     

    In the app store ratings, the current median as things stand now would be 1 star. That tells us is that Pages has gotten more 1 star reviews than anything else. That's good to know, but it does not tell us how well the software is liked, the average does that very well.

     

    Say for example an app has only three ratings, a 1, 1, and 5 star. The median would be 1 star, and the average would be 2.3 stars. Someone only seeing the median would be biased and assume that the app was total junk. Someone seeing the average, 2.3, would see a more accurate indicator of how well the app is being recieved: two people hated it and one person loved it, 2.3 stars reflects that "vibe"

     

    Of course if the 5 star reviews are bogus, then median would indeed be more accurate indictator of Pages' reception than the average.

  • 1,216. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    lauren j Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Please read this announcement from Apple...

    Lists features that will be added back, and tells how to continue to use '09 and convert documents opened in 5 back to '09

    support.apple.com/kb/ht6049

  • 1,217. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,640 points)

    lauren

     

    We have all seen it and read it yonks ago.

     

    Peter

  • 1,218. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    robogobo Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)

    No, this is not a matter of opinion.  PeterBreis0807 can, in fact, predict the future.  But anyone who claims, based on their history "since it started in 1976", that Apple will bring the lost features back, is dismissed as apologetic and must provide proof of their "opinion". 

     

    And Apple never discusses their intentions, except when they do, and then the angry mob's leader dismisses that too.

     

    That's how this works, see?

     

    But fear not, he's just a lovable funny guy with access to Apple's "official announcements".  Hahaha so funny, because, well, he's just that way.  We all take him so seriously with his funny jokes alternating with angry thrashing and ignoring whatever doesn't suit him.  Apple certainly takes him seriously and is shaking in their boots to appease him.  Why wouldn't they?

     

     

    Angry mob leader wrote:

     

    Yes.

     

    …and never reinstate all the features.

     

    This is not a matter of opinion. This is Apple history since it started in 1976.

     

    Apple does not discuss its intentions, otherwise Apple customers would avoid the problems Apple creates.

     

    Peter

  • 1,219. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    theSkrinak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Text-to-speech keyboard shortcut ( + ) is disabled. It has been moved to Edit -> Start Speaking.

  • 1,220. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    vitessa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    When opening a document that was created in Pages '09 with Pages 5 it is not possible to open it again in Pages'09. You first have to export it from pages 5 to Pages '09, what is really very userfriendly...

     

    Unfortunaley an export back from Pages 5 leads to several losts. E.g. the templates within a document get lost and the TOC will no longer work.

     

    I like the switching between Pages 5 and Pages '09 - it is very entertaining and a good remedy against boredom in long lasting nights. I think that's what Apple wanted to create: Fun for the user...

  • 1,221. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    vitessa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    For lot of documents I exported back to Pages '09 it is impossible to open them in Pages 5 again - jI get the very detailed information: "The document cannot be opened".

     

    I have to create a new and fresh document in Pages '09 (or in Pages 5), copy the content in it and them I can open it in Pages 5

  • 1,222. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    bcassid Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In iWorks '09 you could select an image, duplicate it, move the duplicate to a new location and then continue duplicating by using cmd-d and the duplicates would retain their relative spacing. I used this a lot to lay things out, but now it's GONE. I'm not sure what you would call this feature.

  • 1,223. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,640 points)

    bcassid wrote:

     

    In iWorks '09 you could select an image, duplicate it, move the duplicate to a new location and then continue duplicating by using cmd-d and the duplicates would retain their relative spacing. I used this a lot to lay things out, but now it's GONE. I'm not sure what you would call this feature.

     

    I've called that Duplicate Offset to relative spacing and added it to:

     

    http://www.freeforum101.com/iworktipsntrick/viewforum.php?f=22&mforum=iworktipsn trick

     

    Peter

  • 1,224. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,640 points)

    vitessa

     

    Can you please double confirm there is nothing else happening to kill the T.O.C. and the round cycle editing between Pages '09 and Pages 5?

     

    You lose the Pages '09 captured layouts because that feature has been removed from Pages 5.

     

    Why not trash/archive Pages 5 and go back to Pages '09 which should still be in your Applications/iWork folder?

     

    Peter

  • 1,225. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    vitessa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    PeterBreis0807 wrote:

     

    Why not trash/archive Pages 5 and go back to Pages '09 which should still be in your Applications/iWork folder?

     

    Why not? Because they offered us a new programm and I'm trying and experimenting. Pages '09 has gone (it is still on my computer and it is still my tool for my work (Pages 5 is just for experiments), but we have to accept that Apple has made a decision. Pages 5 is buggy and really disappointing for pro-users who write more than a letter for grandma, but Apple never will bring back Pages '09 - in what kind ever. We have to swallow it - or to switch to another program (but MS Word is no alternative, not for me)

     

    Next issue:

     

    When exporting an epub-file from Pages 5 in some documents the titles are on one side and the following text is on the next side. I couldn't get out why and I don't have that issue when exported from the Pages '09-version.

     

    But one thing is better when exporting an epub from Pages 5: When I activate hyphenation in the .pages-document that will be took over in the epub - not so when exported from Pages '09. But in the end Pages 5 is unusable for generating epubs - the file are getting 5 - 10 times larger than epub created in Pages '09

  • 1,226. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    Tristan Hubsch Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)

    Hi, PolyFK: It took 7 or 8 "unsubscribe" attempts before it "took." Your mileage may vary, but I'd suggest: try and try again.

  • 1,227. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    Tristan Hubsch Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)

    Tim.E-H wrote:

     

    [...] can either of you tell me how to unsubscribe from this thread because I'm tired of dozens of posts of hate and anger and unhelpful name-calling clog up my email inbox.

     

  • 1,228. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    lauren j Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple 09 still exists as it was and is still useable for old documents and new. You can find it in a folder on your Mac. You can export to 09 any documents you opened in or make in Page 5.0. Pages 5.0 was designed from the ground up to work across platforms and will be having many of the same features originally in 09 added to it over time. There is an Apple forum open to take your suggestions about features you most want to have in 5.0. Read about it here:

     

    support.apple.com/kb/6049

  • 1,229. Re: Pages 5 features checklist
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,640 points)

    As you like to copy and paste from one thread to another, here is my reply to you previously:

     

    lauren j

     

    The application is not "Apple 09", and no longer exists as was.

     

    There are now unnecessarily added problems working with and maintaining Pages '09 documents in both Mavericks and with iCloud. 

     

    There is a hard to follow matrix of problems and errors converting between the multitude of .pages versions, particularly Pages 5. A great deal of formatting can be destroyed or so altered as to render the file broke. Presuming it can be opened at all.

     

    The loss of over 90 features in Pages 5 means converted files can be so altered as to be unrecognisable and unusable.

     

    The contrast in capabilities between Pages 5 and Pages '09 is readily apparent just by looking at the newsletter templates which are rich and fully designed in Pages '09 but flat and crude in Pages 5.

     

    Given the difficulty of migrating work from iWork '09 to the current Maverick versions, with the prospect of more to come, continuing to work in the older format simply adds to the backlog of future problems and the prospect that the older software will be completely eliminated from the Mac just as it has from the App Store.

     

    There have been some who strenuously object to any questioning of Apple's actions and label the flood of feedback in these forums and elsewhere as FUD. Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt.

     

    The Fear has been created by Apple unilaterally removing iWork '09 from the App Store, and pushing the 'update' on users. Apple gave no warning that files would be altered and damaged by the new Pages which was actually sold as an enticing major upgrade. The consequences confirmed users' fears that their work will become eventually totally, not just partially, inaccessible and unusable just as Apple made AppleWorks files inaccessible and unusable.

     

    Apple's lack of communication on landing such a major change on its users has caused the Uncertainty. Users do not know whether to stay with Pages, Keynote or Numbers because they do not know what Apple plans for any of them.

     

    Both the sudden, arbitrary change and the lack of consideration of the consequences to users work by Apple, plus the lack of a road map as to when if ever Pages will be restored to full functionality has lead to the Doubt that iWork will ever be the productivity suite it was, or ever be software that Apple customers can entrust their work to.

     

    Apple has in one stroke proved itself to be an unreliable supplier for anyone who values their Work.

     

    The only question is that given all the FUD generated by Apple, what can and should users do next?

     

    Peter

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