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  • T2YUKI Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    I found a mail merge script for Pages 5.  >> AppleScript and Pages: Mail Merge

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (33,255 points)

    Have you tested it with Pages 5.2?

     

    Peter

  • T2YUKI Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    Sorry.  I've just tried the script several times but it didn't work propely.  Something wrong.

  • T2YUKI Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    I've confirmed it works with Pages 5.2.  I omitted mailing address information of test contacts group because the macoxautomation.com says it is optional.  But I added the mailing address information and I've succeeded.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (33,255 points)

    Hurray! At last something that actually does what it says on the box!

     

    Peter

  • CraigRanch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Pages 5.2 makes ALL objects, text boxes, etc. with an automatic text wrap. SUPER annoying...along with all the other.  I already hated that they omitted SAVE AS in previous versions.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (33,255 points)

    How is that different?

     

    All objects in Pages '09 have wrap on by default also.

     

    Peter

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,585 points)

    All versions of Pages, all the way back to iWork '05, have text wrap with a 12-point gutter/extra space on by default. This is nothing new in Pages 5.

     

    Save As… "disappeared" in Lion but was brought back with Mountain Lion. Hold down the Option/alt key to see it in the File menu. It's not a Pages issue, it's an OS issue.

     

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  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (33,255 points)

    Peggy

     

    I am constantly amazed at what users believe they are seeing, or not seeing, in their software.

     

    Just look at how many don't even notice that Pages has changed, and only stumble to something is amiss when they can't do something they used to be able to do.

     

    Peter

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,585 points)

    I know. We keep repeating the same answers over & over & over.

     

    Then there are those who say "I have the latest…" or "everything is updated" and it's not.

     

    Personally, I don't use Pages 5 or Numbers 3. I just keep them to check answers. You & I know that the functionality of iWork '09 will never be restored.

     

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  • robogobo Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)

    Peggy wrote:

     

    You & I know that the functionality of iWork '09 will never be restored.

     

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    ...despite the ongoing reality of every subsequent update and their evidence to the contrary.  That line is so tired.  They ARE restoring the functionality, and I hate to say, I told you so.

     

    BTW, with the current frustration of inline/floating-object-placement circus I'm having in Pages '09 RIGHT NOW this very moment, as always, I'll be really happy if that functionality is never restored.  Please don't forget that Pages '09 was far from perfect.  The way objects jump around when being resized is always a good laugh.

  • robertfromdel mar Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    About restoring missing functionality - it is still not possible to find and replace hard returns (paragraph marks).

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (33,255 points)

    And as we have told you many, many times, …after almost 6 months of users being screwed around… barely anything has been restored and a long list of bugs keep ruining users work.

     

    There is still no guarrantee that the vast majority of missing features will ever be restored. Apple hasn't even mentioned them.

     

    The only guarrantee we have is that the file format is permanently trashed.

     

    We know that Pages '09 isn't perfect, we have been giving feedback to Apple for years to fix what needs fixing.

     

    Instead we got Pages 5!

     

    Apple shot the dog with the limp and has given you a free dead cat!

     

    Peter

  • robogobo Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)

    Copy/Paste, done!

     

    ...despite the ongoing reality of every subsequent update and their evidence to the contrary.  That line is so tired.  They ARE restoring the functionality, and I hate to say, I told you so.

     

     

    PeterBreis0807 wrote:

     

    And as we have told you many, many times, …after almost 6 months of users being screwed around… barely anything has been restored and a long list of bugs keep ruining users work.

     

    There is still no guarrantee that the vast majority of missing features will ever be restored. Apple hasn't even mentioned them.

     

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (33,255 points)

    Apple has restored less than 5% of the missing features in over 6 months.

     

    At that rate it will be the beginning of 2024 before we can hope to see Pages 5 back to match Pages '09…

     

    …not that Apple has said it is going to do any such thing.

     

    By then we will have all well and truly moved on.

     

    Peter

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