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Old Jan 17, 2005, 01:24 AM   #1
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 01:31 AM   #2
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Pages looks so amazing. I'm so glad to be free of MS without settling for AppleWorks. This app hasn't gotten nearly as much attention as the mini, but it will have a lot more impact on our Mac experience.
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 01:40 AM   #3
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I'm really looking forward to iWork. Keynote needed an upgrade (even though I still use it over Powerpoint 2004) and I've already though of a myriad of uses for Pages.
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 01:50 AM   #4
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Yeah, I can't wait to try out Pages.

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Keynote needed an upgrade (even though I still use it over Powerpoint 2004) and I've already though of a myriad of uses for Pages.
The local grammar department says: It's just 'myriad,' not 'a myriad of.' Think of using it interchangeably with 'many.'

I'm not really trying to nitpick, I just learnt this a little while ago and now it kind of jumps out at me!
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Pages look great, but I wonder how useable it is without template support.
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 02:09 AM   #6
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I'm really looking forward to iWork. Keynote needed an upgrade (even though I still use it over Powerpoint 2004) and I've already though of a myriad of uses for Pages.
And the local spelling/typo-notice department says: We think you meant 'thought' and not 'though'.

(Sorry, couldn't resist)
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 02:13 AM   #7
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The local grammar department says: It's just 'myriad,' not 'a myriad of.' Think of using it interchangeably with 'many.'

I'm not really trying to nitpick, I just learnt this a little while ago and now it kind of jumps out at me!
I can't resist getting embroiled in a grammar debate.

According to dictionary.com, it can and has been used as a noun. However, you're correct in that it seems that it's mainly used as an adjective nowadays:

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Usage Note: Throughout most of its history in English myriad was used as a noun, as in a myriad of men. In the 19th century it began to be used in poetry as an adjective, as in myriad men. Both usages in English are acceptable, as in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's “Myriad myriads of lives.” This poetic, adjectival use became so well entrenched generally that many people came to consider it as the only correct use. In fact, both uses in English are parallel with those of the original ancient Greek. The Greek word mrias, from which myriad derives, could be used as either a noun or an adjective, but the noun mrias was used in general prose and in mathematics while the adjective mrias was used only in poetry.
Anyway, iWork looks really interesting, but I think I'll have to play around with it myself for a bit. I'm used to MS Word, and it doesn't seem like there's the same sort of toolbars in Pages? Like, where is the bold / italic / underline, the font pull-down menu, etc.? What, are they going for simplicity or something? It'll definitely be worth a good look once it's out.
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 02:31 AM   #9
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The local grammar department says: It's just 'myriad,' not 'a myriad of.' Think of using it interchangeably with 'many.'

I'm not really trying to nitpick, I just learnt this a little while ago and now it kind of jumps out at me!
I'm going with dotnina on this one! I'm old school

Although I must bow down to the local spelling/typo-notice department. I did mean thought.

And now perhaps back to iWork...
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 02:31 AM   #10
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Looking forward to both programs.


Pages has all the controls such as underline, bold, scratch off, etc... its under the "A" icon/button. Its just not shown in those screen shots.
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 02:37 AM   #11
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According to dictionary.com, it can and has been used as a noun.
Ah OK, I didn't know that. It's always risky to point out grammar errors!
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 02:41 AM   #12
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Ah OK, I didn't know that. It's always risky to point out grammar errors!
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 02:59 AM   #13
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Pages look great, but I wonder how useable it is without template support.
What are you talking about?! At the Pages page, the four main sections describing the product are "Word Processor", "Page Designs", "Templates", and "Compatibility". Check http://www.apple.com/iwork/pages/templates.html
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I think he means to ask how useable it is when starting from a blank page.
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 03:34 AM   #15
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I think he means to ask how useable it is when starting from a blank page.
I'm sure it's fine. Just like using Textedit, but probably not as good as Word. Probably easier, though.
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Those apps are going to be winners. I picking up an academic copy of that this bad boy saturday (jan 22). Some apple stores are going to open early and have an event for the mac mini release ... iWork will also be available.
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 08:44 AM   #17
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I'm still wondering if I'll be able to find a use for Pages... seems like such a waste if Apple makes software I don't buy
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 09:38 AM   #18
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I'm curious about how well "importing" and "exporting" to Microsoft Word works and if it multiple imports/exports back and forth can damage or mess up a file. i.e.: Can 2 people, one using word and one using page work on a same document many times in turns without screwing up the file too much? I guess we'll have to try.
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I'm sure it's fine. Just like using Textedit, but probably not as good as Word. Probably easier, though.
In the keynote, I noticed a lack of "Paperclip Guy Banging On The Screen". What use is it, if Pages leaves out such an important word processing feature.
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Version 1 of anything is probably going to suck, Pages included. Keynote2 at least should be very polished.
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I'm definitely looking forward to Pages replacing both Word and TextEdit in my dock (it's a win-win-win there).

I'm really interested in how several of the templates look particularly weblog-ish (or at least webpage-ish) and how exactly that will work HTML exporting. At the very least, it looks like Pages will offer some really nice basic GUI site building, but it would be really nice if I could take one of the templates, manipulate to my liking, and use it in a more dynamic web environment (such as a MT blog, et cetera).

Either way, I'm already getting odd ideas of how to use some of Pages' snazzier features (oh yeah, and the word processing ).

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In the keynote, I noticed a lack of "Paperclip Guy Banging On The Screen". What use is it, if Pages leaves out such an important word processing feature.
But how will I know when it looks like I'm writing a letter now?!
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Version 1 of anything is probably going to suck, Pages included. Keynote2 at least should be very polished.
Keynote v1 certainly didn't suck. Might have begun to show its age recently but certainly did not suck.
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But how will I know when it looks like I'm writing a letter now?!
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I'm really interested in how several of the templates look particularly weblog-ish (or at least webpage-ish) and how exactly that will work HTML exporting. At the very least, it looks like Pages will offer some really nice basic GUI site building, but it would be really nice if I could take one of the templates, manipulate to my liking, and use it in a more dynamic web environment (such as a MT blog, et cetera).
It is my understanding that Pages does not have an "export to HTML" feature, so you're gonna be SOL in that regard.
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It is my understanding that Pages does not have an "export to HTML" feature, so you're gonna be SOL in that regard.
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