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  • Y Bont Faen Level 1 Level 1

    'dach chi'n brilliant diolch o fy nghalon!

  • montcley.jean Level 1 Level 1

    Happy for you !

     

    But never forget Backup should be the first word to learn when you start using computers ...

     

    Jean.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7
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    montcley.jean wrote:

     

    If only Apple could listen to this question,

     

    and answer to it in a positive way, that woul help

     

    to restaure confidence with many of us, users,


     

    Here is the Official Announcement from Apple:

     

    Whoah! We're Going To iBeta

    Whoah! Back To The iOS

    Whoah! We're Gonna Have A Party

    Whoah! In The Mavericks Sea

     

    iOS iOS, i Oh Es!

    iOS iOS, i Oh Es!

    iOS iOS, i Oh Es!

    iOS iOS, i Oh Es!



  • montcley.jean Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Peter !

     

    Sorry, my English is far from being perfect ...

     

    ... And I may not understand all the subtility of your humour even if I do appreciate it.

     

    Do you mean my post was kind of "naive" and Apple will never really clarify its position ?

     

    Jean.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7
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    Yes.

     

    …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.

     

    Peter

  • montcley.jean Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for your clear answer Peter.

     

    My technical "backup" has been to revert my old 2008 Imac to Mountain Lion after a too confident upgrade

    to Mavericks, and it will probably remain like this for the end of its life so I am sure to be able using Iworks 09

    safely as long as I don't make any other decision.

     

    I have been happily using Pages and Numbers untill now for personal and also sports association management.

     

    Just two simple examples :

     

    1) I don't wish having to deal with such bug as unpredictible results when sorting a bank account

    spread sheet on a simple date column as I experienced the first time I used the new Numbers a few days ago.

     

    2) With no more merge fields and by the way no more mail merge possibility,

    I don't plan to type a hundred different names and adresses both on letters

    and envelopes while they are already in my Apple adress book.

     

    My (again) naive questioning is why a new spaceship building hosting some 30 000 people

    in Cupertino to make such kind of "upgrades" ...

     

    But I think I already know the answer even if I wish I rather not ...

     

    Regards,

     

    Jean.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7
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    Well my take is that there are a lot of people in Apple doing nothing but shuffling paper and money.

     

    Also I am not totally sure about the spaceship shape but probably most of the windows face inwards.

     

    At least the windows of those making the decisions.

     

    Peter

  • montcley.jean Level 1 Level 1

    ...

    You almost read my mind ...

    Jean.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7
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    An aging bureaucracy eventually does nothing but pass the buck in circles.

     

    Apple has designed for itself, as it always says it does.

     

    Peter

  • Robson Level 1 Level 1

    Peter, please stop posting off-topic. I'm getting an email every time you flame Apple and that's got nothing at all to do with the features checklist. Thanks!

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7
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    Sorry about the emails, but that is a bug in this forum software.

     

    As for the rest, just chewing the fat with Jean and there are plenty of off topic posts, nearly all not happy (or worse) with Apple.

     

    Not sure how to expalin that…

     

    Peter

  • israfelli Level 1 Level 1

    Supplying feedback to Apple through the channels available is a good way to effect change. We are inching ever closer to a one-and-a-half star rating for Pages. There are now 1200 1-star reviews. Keep up the good work, keep your feedback coming. We will get Pages back. We are planning a huge "Bring Pages Back" rally to be held in downtown Auckland for December. This thread not for discussion of it, but pm me if you're local and want to participate.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7
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    Happy to add a section in iWorkTipsnTricks if it helps.

     

    The problem with the App Store is that it takes an average not a median of the scores.

     

    So one 5 star rating = five 1 star ratings.

     

    I am very, VERY suspicious of some of the gushing 5 star reviews that offer no reasons for their choice or simply mention basic features that are not unique to the new version, or in most cases any version of Pages, as distinct from other software.

     

    Also if you have a look at the number of reviews, in the Australian App Store, the Customer Ratings shows 227 reviews but in the Customer Reviews under you can only find 110. The same in the USA App Store. Someone is editing them.

     

    There are in fact more (132) 1 star reviews than the total visible (110) reviews in the Store.

     

    And as I have pointed out the trend is to later reviews, ie from people who have actually used Pages 5 and now know what has been cut/changed, nearly all being 1 star reviews. ie They hate it!

     

    Peter

  • israfelli Level 1 Level 1

    I'm suspicious about those 5 star ratings too, but

    So one 5 star rating = five 1 star ratings.


    is not how averages work (unless they counted each 5 star vote as five distinct votes). In other words, If you only had two reviews for Pages, say, a 5 star and a 1 star. The average would be is 3 stars. Adding another 5 star only requires adding another 1 star to bring the average back to 3. All weights affect the average equally.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7
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    Sorry, you are right.

     

    But the point of the median being more accurate still stands.

     

    The median of one 5 star and five 1 star is still 1 star.

     

    ie of the Cohort of:

     

    1 1 1 1 1 5

     

    1 represents the overall rating, not 1.6.

     

    Peter

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