11 Replies Latest reply: Nov 28, 2012 6:56 PM by Mike072
dcpattee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is there a way to produce a landscape document? I would expect a document orientation setting in the document setup or print settings menu's, but I could not find option. There must be a demand for landscape documents. Can Pages for iPad ONLY create a portrait document?

iPad, iOS 4
  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,300 points)
    Most if not all document (the iPad screen) are set to height and width, 1024x768. If the app allows you to change the height to 768 and the width to 1024, you would have a landscape document. I haven't seen this setting in an app. You can how ever, take a screen shot and import that into a photo editing app and rotate the image to make a landscape image of the document.

    Message was edited by: David M Brewer
  • Drusus Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
    This is a problem I am experiencing, and to be honest, its not really acceptable to have to produce a document in portrait using a dedicated text editing app, then take a rough screen capture, then import it into another app just to print in landscape.

    As much as I love my ipad, and as much as I have been using Apple products for as far as i can remember, I have to say that the ipad as far as printing is concerned, even with its so called Airprint feature, pretty much *****.

    For a device that sells itself as being 'no right way up' it is a little odd that that when they finally let ipad have a print facility, it lacks the most basic of options.

    Why Pages wont let you change the document size is beyond me. In fact, I am pretty unimpressed with Pages full stop. To much attention paid to glitlz and glitter, with limited actual content.
  • Drusus Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
    Well,

    No doubt this will be removed, but lets see.

    Firstly, I am a bit surprised that my posting has been edited to include a series of asterisks giving the impression that I had used bad or profane language, when all I said was that it (and here I used a transitive verb meaning "To... draw into the mouth by contracting the muscles of the lip and mouth to make a partial vacuum..."

    Why that should be edited out is beyond me. I am not one to use bad or profane language in any area, let alone a web forum and fully backup censure of its use. But when an innocent figurative of speech is edited like this, I have to wonder whats going on.

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    I actually came back to post one way around the landscape printing problem that I have found. By synchronising a landscape document from Pages 09 to my ipad, I find I can use that as a template that works just great.

    Does beg the question why Apple would not include one landscape template when it fixes the problem does it not, or is that a ploy to make us all buy Pages 09?

    Maybe.
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (12,815 points)
    Drusus wrote:
    Well,

    No doubt this will be removed, but lets see.

    Firstly, I am a bit surprised that my posting has been edited to include a series of asterisks giving the impression that I had used bad or profane language, when all I said was that it (and here I used a transitive verb meaning "To... draw into the mouth by contracting the muscles of the lip and mouth to make a partial vacuum..."

    Why that should be edited out is beyond me. I am not one to use bad or profane language in any area, let alone a web forum and fully backup censure of its use. But when an innocent figurative of speech is edited like this, I have to wonder whats going on.


    The editing is probably the result of the significance of that word in the U.S.
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (12,815 points)
    dcpattee wrote:
    Is there a way to produce a landscape document? I would expect a document orientation setting in the document setup or print settings menu's, but I could not find option. There must be a demand for landscape documents. Can Pages for iPad ONLY create a portrait document?


    FWIW, I create landscape documents in Mac Pages that cannot be read in iPad Pages. I can't import from Apple to Apple!
  • J&R Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have had no issues sending landscape documents to my ipad from my mac/windows system. I created a blank landscape doc on my mac, sent it to my ipad, and use it as a type of template for any/all landscape docs I need.
    However, doing this isn't fool proof. I have noticed that with this trick, the document is more prone to becoming corrupt/force closing. So I just have to remember to export a copy to itunes/mobileme idisk at crucial moments, so that if I do get a corrupt file, I will have a copy backed-up on itunes/idisk.
    Hope this helps
  • andre239 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
  • picas Level 4 Level 4 (2,595 points)

    One way to have a landscape document is by rotating text boxes and images.

  • Leland J Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Try this:

    Create a blank landscape document on your Mac in Pages, save it, then upload it to iCloud.  Go to Pages on your iPad and try to open the document (I am assuming that iCloud is tuned on and functioning).  This message should appear:

    "This document will become a Pages for iOS document and may look different from the original."  Chose "Open a Copy" or "Open" and you should be good to go.

     

    I am using:

    iCloud (as of 2012-03-24)

    iOS 5.1

    Mac OS 10.7.3

    Pages 1.6 (iOS)

    Pages 4.1 (Mac)

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (75,720 points)

    The best place to let Apple know how you would like Pages to be improved is

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/pages_ios.html

  • Mike072 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's simple.  Rotate the iPad to landscape and it'll print in landscape.  Rotate the iPad to portrait and it'll print in portrait.