New Pages

Discussion of issues related to OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) and all earlier versions of OS X.
User avatar
Stephen Hart
Forum Member - Level 5
Forum Member - Level 5
Posts: 3106
Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:09 am

New Pages

Post by Stephen Hart » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:30 pm

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?
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
Steve Jobs

User avatar
Richard Serkes
Forum Member - Level 5
Forum Member - Level 5
Posts: 1026
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:21 pm
Location: Port Angeles, WA

Re: New Pages

Post by Richard Serkes » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:02 pm

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.
---
Always burn your bridges. You never know who's coming up from behind.

User avatar
Ray Bentsen
Administrator
Posts: 376
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:22 pm
Location: Sequim, WA

Re: New Pages

Post by Ray Bentsen » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:55 am

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.

;)
Attachments
Add Menu.png
Add Menu.png (91 KiB) Viewed 3005 times
An old Norse adage: Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

User avatar
Ray Bentsen
Administrator
Posts: 376
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:22 pm
Location: Sequim, WA

Re: New Pages

Post by Ray Bentsen » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:12 am

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)
Attachments
Help.png
Help.png (90.4 KiB) Viewed 3005 times
An old Norse adage: Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

User avatar
Ray Bentsen
Administrator
Posts: 376
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:22 pm
Location: Sequim, WA

Re: New Pages

Post by Ray Bentsen » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:31 am

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)

;)
Attachments
Customized Menu Bar.jpg
Customized Menu Bar.jpg (103.94 KiB) Viewed 3004 times
An old Norse adage: Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

User avatar
Richard Serkes
Forum Member - Level 5
Forum Member - Level 5
Posts: 1026
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:21 pm
Location: Port Angeles, WA

Re: New Pages

Post by Richard Serkes » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:39 am

Well of course, your way is better Ray. Thanks for the tips.
---
Always burn your bridges. You never know who's coming up from behind.

User avatar
Stephen Hart
Forum Member - Level 5
Forum Member - Level 5
Posts: 3106
Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:09 am

Re: New Pages

Post by Stephen Hart » Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:31 pm

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
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
Steve Jobs

User avatar
Stephen Hart
Forum Member - Level 5
Forum Member - Level 5
Posts: 3106
Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:09 am

Re: New Pages

Post by Stephen Hart » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:37 am

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.
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
Steve Jobs

Kirsten Ruhl
Forum Member - Level 3
Forum Member - Level 3
Posts: 151
Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:45 pm

Re: New Pages

Post by Kirsten Ruhl » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:26 pm

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?

User avatar
Stephen Hart
Forum Member - Level 5
Forum Member - Level 5
Posts: 3106
Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:09 am

Re: New Pages

Post by Stephen Hart » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:19 pm

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.
Attachments
pagesimages.jpg
pagesimages.jpg (47.3 KiB) Viewed 2882 times
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
Steve Jobs

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests