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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:02 am    Post subject: Pages 5 Removed Features Reply with quote

Pages 5 Removed Features


Full User Guide (there is a short online guide) [somewhat improved in later versions but still short]

Video Tutorials

Many keyboard shortcuts

AppleScript support (only a few basic Library items left) {some added in later versions but not significant]

User Interface

Format Bar

Media Inspector links to iPhoto library on external drive

Styles Drawer

Search Sidebar

Page of Page Count at foot of Window

Recent fonts at top of Font List

Full Screen background color

Search in Media Browser

Latex support

Gestures (such as pinch to resize images)

Speech to Text shortcut doesn't work

Comments can only be viewed one at a time and can't be printed out

> Customizable Toolbar (reintroduced in Pages 5.01)

> Shortcut methods like the Subscript/Superscript buttons (reintroduced in Pages 5.01)

> Services in OSX 10.9 including Simplified to Traditional Chinese and vice versa [some restored in later versions]

> Media Inspector links to Aperture Library [supposedly fixed but I can't get it to work]


135 templates

Templates saved outside the Template Chooser in Finder can't be opened without adding to the Template Chooser

Outline view

Capture pages/sections

Organise personal templates into sub-folders

Manage Pages

Facing pages

Layout Margins

Retain zoom level of document

Export to .rtf/d

Import from .rtf/d

Saving onto Windows server

Open Recent from Template Chooser

Copy/Paste Thumbnails across documents

OSX Spotlight Metadata

Roman Numeral Page Numbers

Default Start Up page

Display non-printable margins

Two up view

First Page is different in Sections

Clean Import of older .pages formatting

Multiple Comments view

Bullet points in comments

Search comments

Background Object selectable

Textbox linking


Auto-Dates on opening document

Certain Fonts eg WingDings

Open .doc files

Open Pages '08 files

Full compatibility with Pages '09

Hyperlinks to external Pages document

Hyperlinks in exported pdfs fail after first page

Sync with iOS6

Audit of Imported .doc files

Printing to reduced percentage size chops off the top of the document

Export to ePub forces the T.O.C to the beginning of the document in front of the Cover Page

Endnote support

Keeps reverting back to RGB color model

> T.O.C. clean numbering (muddles Roman and Arabic) fixed but T.O.C. can still break in other ways

> Drag reorganize pages [reinstated in Pages 5.2]

> Duplicate pages [reinstated in Pages 5.2]

> Delete page [reinstated in Pages 5.2]

> Vertical ruler [reinstated in Pages 5.2]


Select non-contiguous text

Select all instances of a Style

Find and Replace severally cut back

Merge Fields

Can't turn off auto email/url format

Layout Breaks with before & after and inset spacing

Drag and Drop VCards

Drag and Drop anything other than .txt files

Import Styles

Style function key shortcuts

Find and Replace on Styles

Press and Hold to show accented letters

Open Type features

Insert Filename

Insert an Auto Date/Time that updates upon opening the file (Templates work however)

Selective formating in Character Styles

Text substitution doesn't allow word spaces, so only does single words

Find & Replace special characters eg paragraph returns


Copy Paste of citation text and footnotes

Font name matching between OSX and iOS

Styles including bulletted lists

Change tracking for non-body text

Character count including spaces

Copy/Paste from Pages '09 to Pages 5

Auto capitalise sentence start

Auto superscrip ordinals

Last used fonts at top of list

Paste and keep style is buggy and has been removed from the contextual menu

Long Style lists Style names disappear

No T.O.C. styles

List styling is unmanageable


Drag out inserted image to Finder

Double click to fit

Duplicate offset to relative spacing


Import linked Numbers Charts

Group pie wedges in Charts

Custom number formats in charts


Ability to rotate

Images pasted into cells

Mathtype Equations/Formulae

Grapher Equations/Formulae

Text to Tables

Tables to Text

Tables in Headers/Footers

Customisable Currency

Track Changes

Superscript disappears in pdfs

Text in tables prints badly on many printers

Changing page size sometimes distorts text within tables


PDFs lose text with certain formatting in tables

Many Printer drivers exhibit odd problems

Text and images in tables can appear rough and pixelated

Text exported to Word can appear as all bold or with other formatting errors

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Open .doc files

Seriously? The new Pages won't import .doc files or export back to them?

What universe are the programmers living in? I still receive FAR more .doc files from other clients than I do .docx.

Just because they jump on the latest iteration of software doesn't mean people in the real world do so.

This is surely the most brainless "updating" of software in history.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "Auto-Correction" (text-coversion, such as "teh → the" but also "--- → " etc.) has been removed from Pages, and is now relegated to Mavericks' system-wide System Preferences/Keyboard/Text. However, this system-wide text replacement cannot handle some of the Pages09 features, such as the automated "superscripted numerical suffixes".
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


We know that.

There is a separate Changed Features list.
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