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Mark Lyon1 Level 1 (5 points)

Pages looses half of its functionality if you cannot use outling when you write.


I see how to make headings and bulleted lists but no way to collapse and expand them.


Does anyone know if this is still possible?  There used to be a menu item called Outline View.  It's disappeared.



  • skeoghman Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem. For me makes the new version redundant.

    I also have a problem saving Word documents to the Cloud - they appear to be there if I search in the finder  but not when I log into iCloud. Very odd.

  • festivalpreview Level 1 (0 points)

    Big disappointment. I was looking for outlining to be added in Pages for iOS. Instead it was removed from Pages for Macintosh. I need outline view to compose my documents, so will probably stay with Pages '09 for word processing.

  • Old Time Scottish Lad Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm disappointment for exactly the same reason. Does any one know of a good outline processor?

  • Mark Lyon1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Onmioutliner Pro.  Can't be beat.  Drop dead simple to use. Many sophisticated features and scripting if you want to look into it.


    What I use to get organized before I begin actual text.  But in Pages, I still need to have outlines with expansion and contraction to move around a large document.


    The addition I hoped for most in Pages 5.0 was a navigation panel or window that was open separate from the text window.  Oh well.

  • papalapapp Level 1 (80 points)

    Me too, using it frequently.

  • festivalpreview Level 1 (0 points)

    It's annoying that Omni Group wants another $30 for the upgrade to OmniOutliner. I suppose I will pony up anyway since I like their software and I have their SyncServer working. Does the new app version import and export outlines from Pages 9 or Word?

  • Mark Lyon1 Level 1 (5 points)

    If your workflow involves outlining, it's definitely worth the money.


    Pages won't read OPML. Exporting in Plain text loses outline levels. Pages doesn't Ike RTF.  For me OO doesn't play well with Pages.  Workaround is to export OO to Word in OPML. Then import the Word outline to Pages.

  • JoelK52 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I was very disappointed. I have a few documents where I require outline view. I also have Word for Mac, which I use for some client work. I've switched the documents that require outline view from Pages to Word.


    Like someone else said, I was waiting for outline view to go to iOS Pages, but instead it got dropped from OS X Pages. Bah, humbug!

  • mfergu01 Level 1 (0 points)

    WOW--dropping outline view was a HORRIBLE mistake! I was in the middle of a huge manuscript, had updated Pages, and then opened it up to get working and saw my carefully crafted outline converted into a massive block of text. Lovely--thanks a lot?! This sort of ridiculous mistake starts making Omni Group or Microsoft seem like viable companies again. Where's Steve when you need him? :-(

  • Nicholas James Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey, I can still use outlining !!!   Neat O.


    Start your paragraph with a number.

    Press return.

    It becomes a number list.

    On the next paragraph, press TAB and it will indent one level to make a tiered numbering list.

    Want to go back up, use the SHIFT TAB to go up one level.

  • Nicholas James Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh wait.  Select all

    Go to Bullets and Lists

    Check Tiered numbers.

    -- AHA

  • Nicholas James Level 1 (0 points)

    Wooo Hooo, I can drag and drop entire paragraphs !!!  AWESOME.

  • Nicholas James Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh shoot.  That does not give me a Table of Contents.  I have to use a 'Style'. 


    Now what?

  • Nicholas James Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay. That works.  I put each level in the appropriate style. 

    Say Heading, Heading 2, Heading 3 and it will be put in the Table of Contents.

    When I format the text in the Table of Contents, It indents the entire set of the correct level.

      - Using the first spot.  Not sure what the left and right spots do.

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