Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2013 5:14 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
Pages for the Mac is seriously degraded in its new iteration. One of the best features of Pages was the ability to word wrap images but the new product wipes half the images I put into it from iphoto and I cannot find a workaround and suspect this will drive me back to the juggernaut that is MS Word.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2013 5:24 AM (in response to msnnorthcott)
There are a lot of missing features in Pages 5 but this is not one that I have encountered.
You will need to better explain what it is that you are doing and what is happening.
Maybe show us some screensnaps.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2013 5:34 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
Many thanks for the prompt response. I gave up with the original inserted images from iphoto on my MacAir and reinserted them on the MacMini where I am printing the two page file and have now managed to print this revised document. In the original two of the five images from iphoto showed up as blank image holders with a question mark and a diagonal line across when printed, though the Pages screen displayed them as normal. So Pages is no longer WYSIWYG. Again it is more reminiscent of Word in this respect only now without many of the features of Word, or even Work 09.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2013 11:30 AM (in response to Tristan Hubsch)
The list on the first page of this thread needs to be updated to reflect that:
- "customise toolbar…" is not missing (since the 5.0.1 update; as reported by Tristan Hubsch on page 89 here a month ago)
- Subscript/superscript buttons are not missing
(since the 5.0.1 update; as reported by Tristan Hubsch on page 89 here a month ago)
Also I'm wondering what 12. ("Endnotes gone") and 14. ("Update is missing for older installations, Apple is reportedly working on a solution via a redeemable code or update on the ir Support Download site") in the "Missing" list are about. I was at an Apple Store today which gave me the chance to check out Pages 5. As far as I could tell it has Endnotes integration. And from what I've been reading about OS X 10.9.1 it makes sure the update shows up for older installations.
My main gripe with Pages 5 while glancing over it were the missing possibilities to add, duplicate and move pages via the "Page Thumbnails" view. I think that's what 7. ("Duplicate pages gone") in the "Missing" list refers to. Maybe that entry should be modified to clarify that all managing of pages (adding, duplicating and moving) via the thumbnails view does not work in Pages 5. Also, ""Capture pages gone" could be merged in since it's also about that view.
Edit: ah, so apparently "Manage pages and sections from the thumbnail view" is on the list of features which will be re-added short-term. Yay! :-)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 25, 2013 3:18 PM (in response to Robson)
The list on the first page of the thread dates back to October and can not be updated, which is why I have taken the list off here and moved it here:
I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Apple to replace what it has removed.
They are still working on Final Cut Pro X 3 years after slashing features there.
This change, this time has been for entirely different reasons than those in FCPX which was never cut down to size just to suit iPads.
This may turn out to be a permanent change and certainly Apple abandoning the file formats in iWork is not new, done without warning to users and does not fill users with confidence for the future. Particularly given how hard it is to parse the contents of the new iWork files.
Do not go putting anything important in these formats.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 25, 2013 5:05 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
It's unfortunate you cannot update the first post in this thread because it will mislead people to believe features are missing which are not.
I am not willing to take this topic to your personal forum but I did notice that the thread you referred me to still lists "customise toolbar…" as a missing feature even though it is not…
I will hold my breath waiting for Apple to re-add removed features which they have promised to bring back.
As for your telling me not to "not go putting anything important" in the new Pages format: I don't take orders, sorry. ;-)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2013 10:22 PM (in response to Robson)
You DO sound like robo, "Robson".
Since Pages is a moving feast, which Apple will occassionally, after considerable delay, change how do you suggest Apple reorganises its own forum?
I have corrected the iWorkTipsnTricks list to allow for Pages 5.01. Might be an interesting exercise to note when and if features are reintroduced and how long it takes.
Thank you for reminding me to revisit the list, I just added two more features removed that have cropped up in these forums.
How you wish to commit professional suicide is purely up to yourself, but I'm sure you will muddle your way through with a minimum of comprehension.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2014 7:33 AM (in response to jleebo77)
You are right up there with the Dalmations!
Now with 101 features removed*:
Over 70% of the local App Store say they hate it.
A remarkable turn around from the previously most popular software in the App Store, after the OS.
* This allows for the reinstated features in v5.01.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2014 7:48 AM (in response to Fidefux)
Australia Pages has also hit 1.5 stars.
The rating would be even lower if it wasn't for the "Love it/No explanation" posters.
What is worse there are posters who obviously don't know how to use Pages who are denying the removals and confusing new users.
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