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  • Jeanne Arcelin Calculating status...
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    Oct 25, 2013 3:49 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Greetings, everyone! Concerning the latest update for Pages, I can't seem to find the symbols browser anymore in the menu options. Is that missing or is it buried somewhere in a new location? Thank you very much for your time!

  • Frank Lowney1 Calculating status...
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    Oct 25, 2013 3:54 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    This is an excellent and useful effort. Eventually, this should be shared with Apple. We should not assume that they are monitoring this forum closely enough.

    Although I'm sure that Apple consciously dropped features in order to effect a common experience across desktop, web and mobile, I am equally certain that they are committed to restoring those functions ASAP.

    Our ability to articulate just what we think is most important will be a guiding light to Apple. It will be appreciated.

    Thus, I propose that, once we complete the list, we find ways to indicate which of those items are most important to us.  Perhaps someone who is conversant with one of those online survey systems could arrange something that will do that.

  • Tristan Hubsch Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 4:12 PM (in response to Jeanne Arcelin)

    Welcome to the Forum, Jeanne!

     

    See the bottom of the Edit menu, "Special Characters…" (Control-Command-Space, by default).

  • Jeanne Arcelin Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 4:26 PM (in response to Tristan Hubsch)

    Thank you very much, Tristan. I feel awfully silly for missing this!

  • Tristan Hubsch Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 4:59 PM (in response to cosmofromwatertown)

    cosmofromwatertown wrote:

    *** - I can no longer paste an image into a textbox or table, which is a crucial feature.

    You are correct: no images into textboxes or tables.

     

    However, the first problem at least has a workaround: Put the textbox under/over/next to the image, then group them. Pages 5.0 will treat the group as an image: single-click on the group (anyhere non-transparent) and click the "Format" brush in the toolbar to adjust the appearance of the group. Double-click on any non-transparent part of the image, and manipulate the image within the group; double-click on the text, and manipulate the text within the group.

  • GSLK Calculating status...
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    Oct 25, 2013 5:27 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    They also removed the ability to insert a table into the header/footer of the document.

     

    And the storyboard template is also gone too!

  • eastmac Calculating status...
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    Oct 25, 2013 6:03 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    I still can't belive what they have done to iWork and even iBookAuthor.  ;(

     

    Thanx to Peter for starting this here.

  • TodFromIndiana Calculating status...
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    Oct 25, 2013 6:03 PM (in response to linda2009)

    @linda2009:  Sorry to reply so late to your question about Mtn. Lion vs. Snow Leopard.

     

    Saving in the background:  It didn't like it at first but have gotten used to it.  As far as using disk space, I don't think it does.  I'm not qualified to provide and technical details, and I have a 740GB fusion drive that has still 360GB available, so i dont worry about slices of disk space here and there.  I haven't read anything about Mav being any different from Mtn Lion.

     

    Upgrading from Snow Leo to Mtn Lion might be worth it if you're interested in trying the features introduced in Lion, Mtn Lion and Mav.  You might feel like staying where you are as long as your daily apps and workflow still work well for you.  My wife's still on Snow Leo as it does everything she needs it to do.  OTOH I like to upgrade and try new things out, so I've upgraded through the years.

     

    One idea that might help you decide is to get a cheap 500MB hard drive, install Mav on it, then migrate your current user data to it through the Migration Assistant. Try it out for a few days and see how it goes.  If you like it, then boot back into your Snow Leo drive, make a backup, and then install Mav over it.  If, after working with it for a while, you decide it isn't your cup of tea, clone your backed up Snow Leo to your oviginal boot drive.

  • Techn0lady Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 6:20 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Well today my Time Machine totally paid for itself - Thanks Apple !

  • MacPhelim Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 6:24 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Noticed a little while ago that the bottom status bar is gone. There's an option to show word count, but nothing to show other info (and the word count box is ugly). I often like to know how many pages I've written yet I'm not sure how to do that now other than opening the page thumbnails and scrolling to the bottom. That takes up lots more real estate and is a lot less useful than the status bar at the bottom. The change has made the interface more complicated, not less.

     

    Also, I don't think I mentioned earlier but I can't get paste-and-match-style to work. Used to be cmd-shift-V. Now the keyboard shortcut is cmd-shift-option-V, requiring contortionist fingers to work and it doesn't even work. I haven't yet gotten something to properly paste using the target style.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,815 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 6:28 PM (in response to Tristan Hubsch)

    Tristan Hubsch wrote:

     

    You are correct: no images into textboxes or tables.

     

    I never use tables myself, but in testing this it seems that I can drag drop .jpg, etc images from my desktop into table cells ok.  Am I missing the point of this problem?

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