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  • dwb Level 7 Level 7 (20,885 points)

    I pulled up a document I've edited several times in the last 2 weeks and it appeared to have its versions. Look under the File menu for Revert to. Mavs has changed how we revert.

  • papalapapp Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)

    Also can't drag & drop contacts from Addressbook to fill in Name and Address fields any more.

     

    The new Pages is a drastic stripped down version. In fact it is a downgrade.

     

    I'm glad I didn't remove Pages '09 since I need those features removed on a daily basis. Very, very disapointed. 

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (29,855 points)

    Carlos,

     

    Good point to check out. Anyone with a history that they want to preserve should create a Duplicate in Pages '09 for use with Pages 3.0.

     

    Then you could go back with Pages '09 to look at the Versions of the original document.

     

    Jerry

  • dyvel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm a heavy Pages user, and have used it to create presentations / brochures / templates etc. I use it daily with my work. in fact, I started creating templates for pro users as a business opportunity. I really looked forward to the new Pages version. After I saw the keynote, I said to a friend: I really hope they didn't remove functions from it.

     

    They (Apple) have crippled Pages for any serious work - for most work really. While it's cool that you can use the application on multiple platforms, I would rather have missed that in retun for the features that have now been removed.

     

    What I've found so far:

     

    Can't delete pages in a document

    Can't rearrange pages in a document

    Can't insert pages (copy or from the menu Insert -> Pages)

    Can't link text fields (text boxes)

    Overall, these missing features makes it impossible for me, and I believe many others to use it for any serious work. I hope Apple will fix those missing features in an update soon. I hope Apple HAD to release now for some unknow reason, and WILL implement those missing features down the road, but for now, Pages in it's curent release is not for the professional IMO.

  • Kurt Weber Level 6 Level 6 (13,945 points)

    Pages lite, as I am now calling it, may be a boon for some users. I have had many people find it too daunting. For me, I groaned at each missing features because I use most of them and like them. Alignment lines gone? Nooooo!

     

    I like the idea of getting rid of the inspector and putting an action aware menu on the side. There was always a ton of unused space there, especially on big monitors. Other than that, this is a dumbed down version of a fantastic program.

     

    It was clever how they hid the layout feature. Not a bad idea. Most users use the word processor only and will do layout from a word processor type model. This would allow the layout mavens to do their stuff but keep the program from becoming confusing to beginners.

     

    Some good ideas. Maybe there could be a light and advanced version. Most consumers would be totally happy with this new version.

  • PaulBee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    dwb wrote:

     

    I pulled up a document I've edited several times in the last 2 weeks and it appeared to have its versions. Look under the File menu for Revert to. Mavs has changed how we revert.

    Yes, same for me. I just checked and I have version information going back at least a year. Thank goodness -- that would have been annoying to lose.

  • noaliase Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    You can't have tables in the headers/footers.  A huge blow to those that used pages for business where the header and footer contained business information that needed to be repeated on each page.  Not only that- have fun trying to figure out mail merge.  This is a horrible attempt at moving forward. 

  • cheekyjeremy Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    There seems to be a lot of reference to people waiting for Apple to fix these things. These things are not some overlooked glitch, or a programming problem. These changes are a fundamental direction change from professional to mom and pop make a letter to their kids. They wanted compatability with the ios versions, and rather than improving ios versions, they reduced the mac version down to the standard of the ios version.

     

    While you may see the odd feature return, this is a fundamental change in how they see the product. As the product is now free, it is not like they are going to see a revenue decline from unhappy users.

     

    2009 it is

  • SteveBenner Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I tried to use the Open With = Pages 4.3 (Change ALL) feature in finder, and it automatically keeps it as Pages 5.0.  I don't want to delete it because I want to play around with it more, but don't want to accidentially open files in 5.0 because then they are unreadable in the old version.  Not sure what this is about.

  • gouroug Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    One feature I use a lot and that seems missing is text to table or table to text.

  • SteveBenner Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    True, but Apple did the same thing with FCP X.  The backlash caused them to re impliment features at a rapid pace.

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

    Kenneth Collins1 wrote:

     

    Well, at least they retained one feature: the name.

     

    ROTFL!

  • krypttic Level 2 Level 2 (465 points)

    OK, the new Pages and Keynote are both disasters for me.  I've gone back to using the older versions.  Thank goodness they still function.

     

    Unfortunately, the "Open With" option for my files won't stick and they all continue to open with the new versions.  I don't want to delete the new iWork apps in case they get fixed sometime soon.  However, I don't want to accidentally open my files with the new versions by double clicking on them.

     

    If I delete the new iWork apps, can I still get them back?

    Any way to quarantine them so they won't launch when I try to open a file?  Maybe change the name or .zip them?

     

    THX

  • carlosayala Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Never mind.  Found it as dWb said on the file menu under revert.  Do any of you know how to make background objects selectable?  Feature has been removed.  https://discussions.apple.com/message/23480594#23480594

  • Mark Lyon1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Select one of your pages document in the finder.  Ctrl-I to get information.  You'll see an <open with>. Select Pages 09. Select open all files with this application.  Presto.

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