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  • autrefois Level 2 Level 2 (345 points)

    I'm using Pages 5 right now on a different Mac. Unless I'm missing something, the dropdown in the Spelling and Grammar box seems to be changing the language for the entire document and not just the selected text.

     

    StuBarr, it sounds like you also need to have documents where there are two or more languages within the same document. I would like it so it checks part of the document for Language X (eg French) and other parts of the document for Language Y (eg English). Have you, or anyone else, found a way to do this in Pages 5?

     

    Thanks / Cheers!

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (74,245 points)

    autrefois wrote:

     

    I would like it so it checks part of the document for Language X (eg French) and other parts of the document for Language Y (eg English). Have you, or anyone else, found a way to do this in Pages 5?

     

    Pages 5 is supposed to autodetect languages, but I am doubtful that is very effective.  There is no way for the user to tag specific text like there was in Pages 4.  To ask Apple to add that back, use

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

  • autrefois Level 2 Level 2 (345 points)

    Thank you for replying so quickly. That's what I was afraid of, but earlier in the thread it sounded like this might work via the Spelling and Grammar box.

     

    I will definitely send Apple feedback in hopes it will be on their list of things to bring back. (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6049?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US)

     

    Perhaps if enough people request it, it will be like OS updates: they list a number of big changes but also slip in other ones.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (32,475 points)

    Apple has removed an enormous number of features and made many more changes in Pages 5.

     

    http://www.freeforum101.com/iworktipsntrick/viewforum.php?f=22&mforum=iworktipsn trick

     

    Pages '09 should still be in your Applications/iWork folder.

     

    To prevent PAges 5 from opening your files and changing them you can trash or archive it.

     

    Peter

  • autrefois Level 2 Level 2 (345 points)

    Thanks for the additional info. I'm on a new Macbook Pro that I will soon by migrating to from my old one and getting a "fresh start" (instead of using migration assistant to transfer my previous system as-is like I usually do).

     

    I believe I have the DVDs from when I purchased iWork '09, so it looks like I will need to reinstall from there.

     

    Thank you for the link: I've been reading reports (MacRumors, etc.) about what's new and missing, but it's nice to have a little to a forum dedicated just to this situation. I was so happy when I heard there were striving for feature-parity, and so disappointed when I found out this meant in many cases removing features from the Mac version.

     

    This missing feature is a major issue for me. I've just submitted feedback to Apple about this.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (32,475 points)

    Make sure that if you reinstall iWork '09 from the DVD that you update it to the latest version.

     

    The links for the updaters are in the above forum link.

     

    Peter

  • James Austin1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Try this.......  Preferences--->Keyboard--->Text--->US English

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (74,245 points)

    James Austin1 wrote:

     

    Try this.......  Preferences--->Keyboard--->Text--->US English

     

    Yes, but he asked for a function within Pages.

  • James Austin1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Sorry, you're correct.

     

    My suggestion demonstrated the manner in which I handle this issue when switching from British to US Englsh or the reverse.  The change is universally applied, not just in Pages.

  • primapagina Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I do not use iWork or other Apple applications. But I do use the Dictionary in Maverick. And I write in english and Italian. Is it possible that I have to restart the Mac to change the Dictionary language?

    Anyone has a solution for this, including the chance to download a third part dictionary?

    Thank you

    PS the previous OS dictionary was multilanguage without restarting!

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (74,245 points)

    primapagina wrote:

     

    Is it possible that I have to restart the Mac to change the Dictionary language?

    Anyone has a solution for this, including the chance to download a third part dictionary?

    PS the previous OS dictionary was multilanguage without restarting!

     

    If you are talking about the reference dictionaries, to make sure all the languages are available, check the boxes for the ones you want in the Preferences of Dictionary.app in the Applications folder.  Restarting should not be necessary for anything like this.

     

    What non-apple apps are you talking about?  The reference dictionaries may or may not work for such things.

     

    If you talking about spell checking, let us know and tell us what apps you are using.

  • primapagina Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Tom, and sorry for me being so imprecise. You are right. The Dictionary application (the one with the red book icon) preference includes a "Dizionario italiano da un affiliato di Oxford University Press Copyright © 2012" which seems to be ok. There are also a dozen others dictionaries that can be selected. Now I also wonder if dictionaries can be added or removed from the list, but this is not so important.

    Primapagina

    PS with "Apple applications" I meant applications from Apple like Pages, iWork and so - I just meant the autocorrection autocompletion features I already have in two languages, but my explanation was not clear, now I see it

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (74,245 points)

    primapagina wrote:

     

    I also wonder if dictionaries can be added or removed from the list

     

    Yes, see

     

    http://m10lmac.blogspot.com/2013/01/adding-dictionaries-to-dictionaryapp.html

     

    But reference dictionaries have nothing to do with spellcheck or autocorrect.  That is handled by other systems that you activate in system prefs/keyboard/text/spelling.  Some non-Apple apps like Word have their own independent tools for this.

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