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  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (32,430 points)

    The a., b., c. etc would need to be in the next level of the list.

     

    I have played with this now in Pages 5, and it appears to be seriously stuffed up.

     

    I sort of get what you want but not quite and the formatting is unreliable.

     

    I'd say Pages 5 is basically not up to it. Go back to Pages '09 if you can.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (32,430 points)

    I can walk you through what I had to do if you really want.

     

    Peter

  • Sleveddicus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I figured out a compromise; I made the section that I wanted to be "3.a." a subsection of "3." by further indenting it and changing its list-item to the letter "A." (and did the same for the next section with "B."). I'd still prefer to have them aligned with the top-list items and just labeled "3.a." / "3.b.", but it gets the job done.

     

    Thanks again.

     

    Edited for grammar.

  • Sleveddicus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I figured out a compromise, which I detailed in a comment reply to myself. (Which compromise was what you were trying to tell me to do when we missed each other in the thread).

     

    Yeah, Pages 5 really doesn't like for people to mess too much with list format. Kind of weird. Anyway, thanks for your help.

     

    Slev

  • rest1234 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So far, I am getting from this discussion that pages is nothing more than a glorified 'Notes'.  My biggest frustration is trying to learn to work it through experimentation rather than finding instructions somewhere.  If I could find an app that would be Microsoft Word as I use it... I would buy it.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (32,430 points)

    No way Pages is a "notes", but try LibreOffice [free] if you want something more MsOffice style.

     

    There is always MsOffice for Mac.

     

    Peter

  • rest1234 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the suggestion.

  • realtoraz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    moving pages to different location in the document from the thumbnails gone

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (32,430 points)

    That has been on the list since almost the beginning.

     

    Still not reinstated in Pages 5.1.

     

    Peter

  • Miggl Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    Alignment of list numbers seems to be missing. Not sure if it was there before, but this feature is important for academic formatting in some research paper formats.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (32,430 points)

    Two articles I have found on the subject of the new iWork suite:

     

    By Jean-Louis Gassee ex Apple executive and creator of that wonderful OS that might have been, BeOS:

     

    http://www.mondaynote.com/2013/11/10/new-iwork-another-missed-opportunity-to-set -expectations/

     

    And Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law professor, on his week from Apple Hêll:

     

    http://lessig.tumblr.com/post/65697513808/on-the-pathological-way-apple-deals-wi th-its-customers

     

    Peter

  • Magnus Lewan Level 4 Level 4 (3,655 points)

    Thanks for waking me up, Peter. I had almost forgotten the issue. The latest update of Pages came more than two months ago, and Apple has been incredibly quiet since then. No more fixes or reinstated functionality.

     

    Surely their developers are doing something, but what? A problem that annoys me more than Pages is that there still is no support for the Nikon AW1 camera's RAW files. That camera was released half a year ago. If Apple chooses to dumb down their word processor and if they do not even try to support cameras by one of two biggest camera manufacturers in the world, what are they up to?

     

    And if I may add another off-topic rant, why can I still not delete whole music albums from my iPhone? That functionality seems to have been removed in September last year with iOS 7.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (32,430 points)

    Hi Magnus

     

    Apple's self set 6 month deadline for their very shortlist of fixes for Pages 5 is almost up.

     

    Not much in view.

     

    …and I am off to the Genius Bar with documented proof of bad synching on my iPod Touch and Aperture.

     

    I only do it clinch the point I have been making over a month and a half, but they have been steadfastly denying.

     

    Apple now just denies, denies, denies and when confronted with a mountain of hard facts, they don't want to talk about it.

     

    As their grip on smartphones, tablets etc steadily slips, and Mac sales fall, this does not bode well for anyone who has drunk the Kool Aid, knowingly or not.

     

    I have a lot riding on Apple. I don't want to have to go back to saving all my files on NTFS drives and looking around for bolt holes if Apple goes south on me again.

     

    What on Earth is Apple up to? Has it slipped into corporate dementia?

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (32,430 points)

    Am back from the Apple Store.

     

    Raised the issue of having to constantly micromanage my Mac and iPod Touch citing Pages as an example to the "Genius".

     

    Guess what she doesn't use iWork either!

     

    In fact she proudly said she doesn't have a Mac, she is a PC user!!

     

    When I said I keep meeting Apple staff who don't use their own products, I never thought I'd hit one who was so thorough!

     

    Peter

  • robogobo Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)

    Great! Why don't you join her? Bye bye!

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