5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 17, 2014 3:03 PM by PeterBreis0807
al from waterville Level 1 (0 points)

I have Pages 5.2 on a new MacBook Air.  I've encountered many of the sorts of problems that others have mentioned.  The worst complication was the lack of a viable method for linking text boxes when continuing an article on another page.  I write a club newsletter and using text boxes has always been the best way for putting the newsletter together.

 

Yesterday I encountered a strange problem.  While doing final editing of the newsletter, I was activating links and email addresses (Most readers get the newsletter online and I make all links active).  I then noticed that many other text boxes had text changed in color to blue and we're underlined.  These changes were not even on the page I was working on.  I can't think of anything I did or could have done to achieve this bizarre result.  It took time to recover from this.

 

Until there is some improvement I'm going to use Pages '09 on my IPad running Snow Leopard.

 

Al

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 (34,587 points)

    Common sense Al.

     

    Nothing we can do to make Pages 5.2 workable. That's Apple's job and they are lying down on it.

     

    Peter

  • picas Level 4 (2,595 points)

    Until there is some improvement I'm going to use Pages '09 on my IPad running Snow Leopard.

    Tell Apple, not us. This is a user to user forum.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 (34,587 points)

    al from waterville wrote:

     

    Until there is some improvement I'm going to use Pages '09 on my IPad running Snow Leopard.

     

    Al

     

    If you can do that, let us know how!

     

    Rate/review Pages 5.2 in the App Store, the really only effective way you can have your say.

     

    Peter

  • al from waterville Level 1 (0 points)

    I see that I made a slight error…I meant that I have an IMac running Snow Leopard.  The experience with Pages 5.2 convinced me that I won't update that computer to Mavericks.  Does anyone know if the MacBook Air could be set up to operate with Mountain Lion?  It came with Mavericks.

     

    Al

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 (34,587 points)

    That is the problem with Macs and Apple.

     

    You can not install older Systems on newer models.

     

    You can however run iWork '09 on Mavericks.

     

    If you migrated your System or did an upgrade on an existing Mac, then iWork '09 should already be in your Applications/iWork folder.

     

    Otherwise reinstall iWork '09 just make sure you update it to v 4.3.

     

    Peter