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New Pages

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:30 pm
by Stephen Hart
Anyone using the new Mavericks Pages?
I am very happy that the file format is now consistent between OS X and iOS.

On the other hand, I'm having some real troubles in working on a Pages doc that I would like to access on both my Mac and my iPad.

In the latest instance, I can't figure out how to add a new page. How hard should that be?

Re: New Pages

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:02 pm
by Richard Serkes
On my iPad I just put the cursor at the end of the document and continue. If you want to start on a new page just tap the RETURN button until you're at the top of a new page.

Re: New Pages

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:55 am
by Ray Bentsen
Stephen Hart wrote: I can't figure out how to add a new page. How hard should that be?
Not too hard once you know where to look.

In Pages for Mac (v 5.0.1) just go to the Insert menu and choose Page Break.

In Pages for iOS7(v 2.0.1), just tap the plus sign on the menu bar and choose Page Break. (see screenshot)
Note the other special features ... like adding footnotes, (non-printing) comments, column breaks and line breaks (text on a new line, but staying in the same paragraph).

Inserting page breaks is better than forcing a new page by typing Return keystrokes, since it allows for editing content without affecting the starting text on subsequent pages.

;)

Re: New Pages

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:12 am
by Ray Bentsen
By the way, I found out how to add Page Breaks in iOS7 Pages by tapping on the Help (question mark) icon. It actually helped! (see screenshot)

Re: New Pages

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:31 am
by Ray Bentsen
Oh, and one more thing ...

Have you noticed that in the latest version of Pages (v5.0.1) you can once again customize the menu bar by control-clicking on it.
It's nice to have those shortcuts (including the Insert icon) back once again! (see screenshot)

;)

Re: New Pages

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:39 am
by Richard Serkes
Well of course, your way is better Ray. Thanks for the tips.

Re: New Pages

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:31 pm
by Stephen Hart
The other weird thing was that inserted images scrolled off the "page" I was editing above the image and disappeared.

Maybe both issues are related to Pages now functioning in "Kerouac mode*," a document is just one very long page until you force a page break.




* The story goes that Jack Kerouac typed On the Road with a big roll of paper inserted in his typewriter so he didn't have to deal with putting new pages in. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Road

Re: New Pages

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:37 am
by Stephen Hart
Reminder:
When you install the new Pages, you don't need to delete the old iWork 09 folder.

The new Pages cannot open ancient .cwk AppleWorks documents, but Pages 09 can. If you then save the document as a Pages 09 document, the new Pages can open that.

Re: New Pages

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:26 pm
by Kirsten Ruhl
Stephen Hart wrote:The other weird thing was that inserted images scrolled off the "page" I was editing above the image and disappeared.
Because of this comment by Stephen and also because of the comment in the following post regarding not deleting the old iWork 09 folder, I am reluctant to update my Pages from 4.3 to 5.1.

I'd like to be sure if this: If I click on that update tab to go to Pages 5.1, I would want my my Pages 4.3 (=09) to automatically stays intact for further use.

Can I count on this?

Re: New Pages

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:19 pm
by Stephen Hart
I'd like to be sure if this: If I click on that update tab to go to Pages 5.1, I would want my my Pages 4.3 (=09) to automatically stays intact for further use.

Can I count on this?
The new Pages just installs. It does not update. So you'll still have the iWork 09 folder. I recommend you keep it.

By the way, the issue I was having was because of the defaults for images in Pages 5. It works in layout mode. So if you want images inline like a text editor would do it (TextEdit, for example), you need to select the image and click some settings.

The new Pages takes some getting used to, but then the advantage of saving in the cloud and being able to edit on your Mac and iPad are fantastic.