Pages for iPhone?

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Stephen Hart
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Pages for iPhone?

Post by Stephen Hart » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:50 pm

When did Pages become available for iPhone?
And why wasn't I notified? :(
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Re: Pages for iPhone?

Post by Richard Serkes » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:42 pm

Stephen Hart wrote:When did Pages become available for iPhone?
And why wasn't I notified? :(
A couple of weeks ago.

Because you're not on the list.
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Re: Pages for iPhone?

Post by Ray Bentsen » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:53 pm

All of the iWork apps for iPad became universal a few weeks ago, so now Pages, Numbers, and Keynote can now be used on both an iPad and an iPhone with a single purchase.

If you had been at the SMUG meeting on June 1, I actually mentioned that my entire Keynote slideshow (including embedded .mp4 movies) could have been presented with only my iPhone 4.

There is no question, however, that the iPhone's small display does make any editing on any of those apps quite difficult.
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Re: Pages for iPhone?

Post by Stephen Hart » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:49 pm

For what it's worth, Pages for iPhone has a rather lame implementation of password protection of documents.
To import a password protected Pages document from iTunes, you need to enter the password.
But once it's on the iPhone, there's no password protection. :roll:

GoodReader is still the app to use for a single password-protected document on the iPhone.
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Re: Pages for iPhone?

Post by Stephen Hart » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:27 pm

As a followup to my post above:

I was testing this again today. Either Apple has changed Pages for iPhone, or I missed something when I tested before. Here's how it works now:

You can password protect a document in Pages on the Mac, on the bottom of the Document tab Document pane in the inspector. You can save that password-protected file on iCloud.

You will then (or pretty darn soon) see that document in iOS Pages. If you tap it to open, you will be presented with two warnings:

1. That the iOS version may not look exactly like the Mac version, and therefore do you want to open a copy?

Whichever you choose, you will get a password-entry dialog. It informs you that "opening this document will remove its password." That's not exactly true.
Merely opening the original document (not a copy) does not remove the password. Editing the document will remove its password.
Opening a copy still requires a password, but the new document is then no longer password protected.

I still say this is all lame, and have sent feedback (polite) to Apple.

However, if you remember not to copy or edit a password protected document, you can read the document on your phone.
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