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  • robogobo Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    Nov 7, 2013 9:55 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Community etiquette

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  • enteecee Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)
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    Nov 7, 2013 9:55 AM (in response to Kenneth Collins1)

    Kenneth Collins1 wrote:


    That notice means that Pages 4.3 will be around until Pages 1 contains at least the same functionality.


    Agree with everything you said but that.  That's in NO way guaranteed.

  • robogobo Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    Nov 7, 2013 9:56 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    HA! you obviously don't know Adobe.

    PeterBreis0807 wrote:


    Where do they strip off features Hirschkorn?


    They usually just add more. Piling it on.


    One thing they don't do is leave customers with damaged work and the prospect of having to switch to their competitors merely to survive.



  • Hirschkorn Calculating status...
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    Nov 7, 2013 10:22 AM (in response to robogobo)

    I'd be happy to avoid any and all speculations & rumors once Apple officially announces if they will add all the stripped functionality back in a future Pages 5.x update or not.

  • robogobo Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    Nov 7, 2013 10:41 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Well that's ignorant. I have points to show that I help, and plenty of people have shared my sentiments on this and the other thread.  And talk about making things up, your 10000% speculation as to the doom of Apple and Pages is certainly helping nobody. 


    But that's not to dilute the point that you're being rude and impolite, and seem to only want to promote your agenda, twist people's words and paint Apple as the evil one who tries to destroy your work.  They write software, which is never perfect.  They're working on improvements, despite your assurance they'll never do so. You just want to spread FUD and ignore the benefits of the upgrade, which many are applauding.  You're encouraging others to be equally rude and obnoxious rather than follow etiquette.


    It's embarrassing.

    PeterBreis0807 wrote:

    Please show us where you have helped any community member.


    You seem to be spending 10000% of your time making things up and putting one gloss or another on the Pages debacle.


    Sadly the Pages 5 "upgrade" hasn't just disrupted all the users' work, it has taken us away from helping the long term users, who have had their problems buried under the avalanche of problems created by Pages 5.


    Problems that weren't problems until Apple made them problems.



  • kulergary Calculating status...
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    Nov 7, 2013 12:37 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    What makes this whole thing even worse is the complete silence on Apple's part.

    If they would just come out and tell everyone that their intentions are to either:

    • add features back in forthcoming updates
    • release a 'PRO' version
    • continue catering to a 'dumbed-down' market

    I think most people would make their decision to either stay with this current version of Pages and patiently wait as new features are added back in or to leave now in search of a replacement.


    Personally, I have several thousand documents that I have created over the years that when opened in Pages 5 are unusable as is and require me to do a lot of manual re-formatting.


    I am so, so disappointed in this update. I've been a Pages user since it was first released and have eagerly awaited an update to Pages '09 for several years. I can hardly believe that a company would do this sort of thing and then say absolutely nothing about it ... its just disgusting.



  • robogobo Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    Nov 7, 2013 12:55 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    I never said it wasn't a step backwards.  In fact, one of the first things I said was "it's a step backwards in order to take two steps forward".  And I'm not at all alone in this.


    You like to paint me as an Apple apologist.  But I'm nothing of the kind.  I never said they could do no wrong, and the whole time I've only been objecting to your rude methods and encouragement to other people to act rude.  Apple does plenty wrong.  They admit to it.  They fix it.  But they don't rush to cater to panicky rude comments.  THAT'S MY POINT.  They do respond to valid criticism, sent politely through the proper channels.  You and some others seem to think otherwise, that some kind of aggressive threatening squeeze is the only way get them to listen.  I feel sorry for you, really, if that's how you see human interaction.  It's sad.  And your continued condescention and insults are really horrible.  I'm acting much more grown up than you, and absolutely thinking for myself.


    Please, stop being rude.

  • kulergary Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 7, 2013 1:08 PM (in response to robogobo)

    Actually, Apple hasn't admitted to anything as of yet. That is part of the problem, they havn't said squat.

    We waited 4 years for an update to Pages '09 so we would all likely wait a while longer for a proper and useful update to Pages 5 IF we KNEW that it was coming.

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Nov 7, 2013 2:01 PM (in response to kulergary)

    Not that it's much, but Apple has responded. About the new iWork for Mac: Features and compatibility.



  • Robson Calculating status...
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    Nov 7, 2013 2:14 PM (in response to Peggy)

    Good morning, Peggy. ;-)


    The discussion of the recent pages has been circling around that news.

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