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  • cheekyjeremy Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Love it. I wrote a review in the app store just politely (not dramatic, not crude etc) mentioning some of the feature changes that have happened with this release, and that if those specific functions are important to you, be careful with the upgrade. Apple deleted my review

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (32,580 points)

    Half-Beer-Mug.jpg

     

    That'll be A$20.99 thank you!

  • Gregory Lawhorn Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Character styles are GONE

     

    Why in the name of Steve Jobs would they remove character styles?

     

    I was really looking forward to using Pages on my Mac and iPad both, and really like the full compatibility, so I'll have to give some thought to my workflow. But, I'm very close to going back to Word

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (32,580 points)

    If Character Styles are gone, have List Styles gone as well?

     

    I have been scouring what passes for a Pages 5 online manual and can't see any mention of either.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (32,580 points)

    cheekyjeremy wrote:

     

    Love it. I wrote a review in the app store just politely (not dramatic, not crude etc) mentioning some of the feature changes that have happened with this release, and that if those specific functions are important to you, be careful with the upgrade. Apple deleted my review

     

    Should Apple do that here, I have (from experience) kept a full record and it will be posted verbatum onto the iWorksTipsnTricks forum and anywhere else where "Free" isn't just a slogan.

     

    Peter

  • T2YUKI Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    AppleScript Library for Pages 5 has changed and many classes and commands are gone.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (32,580 points)

    Guess that makes sense, going from what we have seen.

     

    Am surprised that Pages 5 is still scriptable!

     

    Peter

  • santranyc Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    As Edward Cross penned in a different thread: "Character styles are still there. Highlight some text and in the TEXT inspector to the right look directly under where the Bold, Italic and Underline buttons are."

  • Kenneth Collins1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    We aren't as stupid as Apple apparently thinks we are.

     

    They improved iOS Pages (Pages Jr.) and ported it to the Mac. That's great, and there is a need for that. However, there is still a huge need for the features in Pages '09, which they have been neglecting, apparently because they didn't realize we were using it.

     

    If Apple had any sense, they'd keep the new degraded version of Pages, then rename Pages 09 and continue it as a separate, professional-level product.

     

    Some people need one, some people need the other, and some people need both.

  • houltmac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Missing: Layout breaks and corresponding options such as Layout Margins etc

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (32,580 points)

    What has happened to:

     

    Organisation Charts with Connection lines between Shapes and TextBoxes

     

    Document Warnings

     

    Insert Files

     

    Background Objects

     

    Show Invisibles/Layout

     

    Links to Video Tutorials

     

    or any other useful stuff that doesn't get a mention in Pages 5 documentation

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (32,580 points)

    Kenneth Collins1 wrote:

     

    We aren't as stupid as Apple apparently thinks we are.

     

    They improved iOS Pages (Pages Jr.) and ported it to the Mac.

     

    Why not just do the bleeding obvious and let us run iOS Apps natively in OSX?

     

    For a start it will make it easier writing, designing and testing the Apps in the first place.

     

    Peter

  • Don Nelson Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    If I'm being charitable—speaking as an engineer myself—I'd say that Apple decided that Pages needed to be completely rearchitected and rewritten from the ground up in order to facilitate parity with the iOS versions moving forward. Clearly this is their goal, and I agree with this approach in principle.

     

    If Pages 5.0 had been advertised as a "Beta" or a preview of the new direction (as Apple is doing with the web apps), with Pages 4.3 still fully supported, I'd be much more understanding of this direction. Instead, new buyers of Macs will not get Pages 4.3, which is reasonably feature-complete; instead they will get Pages 5.0 and soon discover that complex documents (most of mine, for instance) are simply not possible using Pages 5.0. They will then look to Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, etc. to provide what they need.

     

    Thankfully, I still have Pages 4.3 and I have reasonable optimism that Pages 5.x will eventually reach feature parity with 4.3. But how long will this take and how many sophisticated users will simply abandon Pages as a professional tool in the mean time?

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (74,505 points)

    Missing:  RTF export and import?

  • jonathan.minter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Seems like a reasonable guess as to what happened, and I agree with your suggestions. Re-brand or go with beta, or something like that. But they completely botched this...

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