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  • israfelli Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 14, 2013 7:05 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    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.

  • lauren j Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 14, 2013 7:34 PM (in response to fruhulda)

    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

  • robogobo Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    Nov 15, 2013 1:03 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    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:




    …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.



  • theSkrinak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 15, 2013 3:44 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

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

  • vitessa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 15, 2013 6:58 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    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...

  • vitessa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 15, 2013 8:08 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    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

  • bcassid Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 15, 2013 12:05 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    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.

  • vitessa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 15, 2013 10:22 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    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

  • Tristan Hubsch Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)
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    Nov 16, 2013 8:34 AM (in response to PollyFK)

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

  • Tristan Hubsch Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)
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    Nov 16, 2013 8:38 AM (in response to Tim.E-H)

    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.


  • lauren j Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 16, 2013 7:44 PM (in response to cosmofromwatertown)

    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:


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