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panaca Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How to layout a page in numbers 3.0 -- I can't edit in print view any more.  I am using the new version and miss the show print view mode.


MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (29,855 points)

    Panaca,

     

    There is no option for editing in Print View in the new version.

     

    Jerry

  • Wayne Contello Level 6 Level 6 (14,940 points)

    for the active sheet you can select the menu item "File > Print" than make adjustments in the  "Print Preview" formatter.  If all you want to do is adjust ofr printing select "Done" other wise "Print"

  • panaca Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Maybe I am the only person who has multiple tables on multiple pages.   Arranging those tables vertically and horizontally in the old version was easy.  Now it appears to be a monumental task of trial and error.   Am I missing something?

  • zabman600 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Eliminating the ability to edit in print view is a major step backward that erases a key advantage of Numbers over Excel – the ability to organize tables, charts and text within a page layout easily. I've tested this with a few complex files I created in Numbers '09, and it will take a huge amount of back and forth with the Print Preview to achieve what used to be accomplished with little effort.

     

    I also noticed that Export did away with the option to create a pdf in print view. You now need to do this through the print dialogue box.

     

    I hope this functionality is restored in Numbers 3.1.

  • panaca Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I noticed that there are some gold guid lines that you can pull down vertically or pull left horizontally from the rulers.  You might be able to approximate the page layout this way, but it is quite painful.   I am one who chose to use Numbers instead of Excel primarily for Number's page layout features and beautiful page rendering of multiple complex objects.   Now I must re-think my whole strategy..  

  • alb_gut Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The recipe for my tables:

     

    1-write a line  (begining page 1) (5 pixel width)

            Begin x=1  y=1

            End    x=903  y=903

    2- write a line (begining page 2) (5 pixel width)

            Begin x=1  y=1213

            End    x=903  y=1213

     

    3- write a line (begining page 2)

     

            Begin x=1  y=     2425

            End    x=903  y=  2425

           

    etc

     

    Print and set autoadjust off and 60%

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

    Alb,

     

    Where does the 60% come from? Was that trial and error?

     

    Jerry

  • alb_gut Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Was trial and error that maches with my tables. For me is a temporaly solution waiting v3.1

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

    I asked because when I tested with a "known" size rectangular shape, it acted as though it was much larger than the reported size. I wonder which is wrong; the reported object size or the page size in Print, or some problem going from the sheet to the page.

     

    Jerry

  • papalapapp Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)

    panaca wrote:

     

    I noticed that there are some gold guid lines that you can pull down vertically or pull left horizontally from the rulers.  You might be able to approximate the page layout this way, but it is quite painful.   I am one who chose to use Numbers instead of Excel primarily for Number's page layout features and beautiful page rendering of multiple complex objects.   Now I must re-think my whole strategy..  

     

    Tried it with the guides but it's not really helpful. You need to fiddle around, pull a new guied for every page break etc. And start all over with every document. No way. Otherwise I'm totally with you. Numbers' layout capabilities were the killer feature. Now it's just a tabbed spreadsheet webapp concept.

  • Al Gunther Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I actually stumbled on to a solution for getting Page View in Numbers 3.0.

     

    I ran my stock update using Applescript and it opens my Numbers file and it comes up in Page View.  Closing the file and opening it in Numbers any other way returns the no page format.  So, until this is fixed, I will continue to use my AppleScript to open any Numbers file.

     

    Copy this script and paste it into an AppleScript Editor and run it:

     

    (* AppleScript *)

    tell application "Finder"

        set myFile to (choose file with prompt "Choose  Numbers File")

        tell application "Numbers"

            tell table 1 of sheet 1 of document 1

                activate

                open myFile

            end tell

        end tell

    end tell

  • hjmike Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am very disappointed with this new number 3.0.  For me, this is also a  step backwards that you can not make ANY editing  in the print view. I could not find a page view resp. indicated page border in the sheet layout, so if i make changes for the location of added tables for setting up a print, i have to guess the location compared to the page and switch all the time between the sheet view and print view. And additional, the print view is NOT EVEN  IDENTICAL with my sheet view, or do i make something wrong or I missed  something?

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

    Al,

     

    Want to try your script, but I get this error:

    Screen Shot 2013-10-26 at 9.06.40 am.png

    Screen Shot 2013-10-26 at 9.08.00 am.png

     

    About all I know about Applescript is how to press the Run button, so this may be a simple thing for an expert to fix.

     

    Jerry

  • Jeff_55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I too can't make this AppleScript work. I get that same error.

     

    I really miss the page view editing. It was extremely useful and seemed very Mac-like. How can I work on a document now and shuffle things around to make them fit on a page? Going back and forth to print preview is an awful way to work.

     

    I sure hope they listen and put the page view editing back in the program. What were they thinking? One of the nice things about the Mac has always been that you could expect your output to look like the screen version. Now that's gone...

     

    -Jeff

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