New Numbers - where is sheet inspector?

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Kirsten Ruhl
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New Numbers - where is sheet inspector?

Post by Kirsten Ruhl » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:14 am

I went ahead to experiment with opening a document in new numbers - as a cautious test to see what issues might arise - actually hoping for none.

However, what used to be a well-known and simple thing, namely changing the page layout in the sheet inspector is now a mystery. How to?

I show sheet inspector from old numbers.
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Re: New Numbers - where is sheet inspector?

Post by Stephen Hart » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:07 pm

I may be off base here, but have you looked at the print preview dialog that comes up if you choose File > Print or Command P? Like Adobe apps, there's a preview pane with some features that may be different from the actual print dialog.

Also, like with Pages, you should still have an iWork 09 folder in yourdrive > Applications. The old Numbers will still be there.
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Re: New Numbers - where is sheet inspector?

Post by Kirsten Ruhl » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:33 pm

Thanks, Stephen

No, I had not looked at print dialog - I was used to being able to determine page orientation and see print page view prior to ever wanting to print.

I will check it out.

And, yes, I do know that thank goodness the old Numbers still works! I just thought I'd try to get up-to-date, but it is honestly a drag when the old is so good already... This is the only document I decided to experiment with new numbers - otherwise I make sure to open old numbers before opening an old document so I can just breeze along and know what I am doing whiteout having to reinvent wheels. - end of rant!

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Re: New Numbers - where is sheet inspector?

Post by Stephen Hart » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:53 pm

Kirsten Ruhl wrote:I just thought I'd try to get up-to-date, but it is honestly a drag when the old is so good already...
Well, the whole point of the new iWork is that the file formats are consistent between OS X and iOS. Getting all the old features back is apparently taking the Apple team some time.
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Re: New Numbers - where is sheet inspector?

Post by Kirsten Ruhl » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:03 pm

Hi Stephen,

I understand the need for consistent format for OSX and iOS.
Only in my case I don't use either Pages or Numbers in iOS and so do not need the newer version.
However, I was afraid if I don't update and use the new, the old will eventually become obsolete, but I guess I can always update myself later when I have to ---

Thanks :)

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Re: New Numbers - where is sheet inspector?

Post by Stephen Hart » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:39 pm

At the moment, any file saved from the last versions will open in the newest ones. You're right to keep tabs on this issue. Outdated software will become a problem sometime.
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Re: New Numbers - where is sheet inspector?

Post by Ray Bentsen » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:31 pm

Kirsten,

In case you haven't found it yet, Pages (v5.2) margins are now set by clicking on the Document icon in the toolbar ... the old Inspector is now gone.

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Re: New Numbers - where is sheet inspector?

Post by Kirsten Ruhl » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:39 am

Re. Ray's note on .Pages
Not until today did I see this last entry from you, Ray

Thank you very much.

So far I am still using Pages '09 because I can just zip along and already know how to do so many things without having to think or search.
Can just do the work I want to do.

Some day I will have take the time to learn how to do all the same tricks on the new .Pages version.
sigh...
for now I zip along happily as is

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