Pages Landscape mode in ipad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gentleman00, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2007
    It seems you lose the tool bar in landscape mode on the ipad. Could someone confirm this, and is there a way to make the toolbar visible in landscape mode?
  2. macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2004
    Yes, you lose it. It's considered a feature of the app. As far as I know there is no way to force it to appear in landscape.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2008
    You are correct. I know of no workaround.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2010
    I honestly found it very annoying. That's my only complaint on pages. I need to be able to see the toolbar while in landscape, and not have to keep turning the device to make a simple change.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2007
    :( I wonder why?
  6. macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    It's not a house, it's a home.
    If this is billed as a "feature," then it is the dumbest non-user turn-off-able feature that Apple has ever implemented.

    It's beyond annoying. If I am typing in landscape, I need to flip it horizontal to get to the toolbar.

    I hope this gets fixed ASAP.
  7. macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2008
    The way I "fixed" this issue is to type everything in landscape and then edit the format and everything else in portrait mode.

  8. macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    Hopefully the come out with a "fix". Very useless "feature"
  9. macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    I can think of a few others.
    If Steve doesn't think you need the option, you don't get the option.
  10. macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2010
    That's just dumb, please tell me it's a bug, not a feature

    This is incredibly dumb. What sort of Apple "philosophy" is at work here? Please tell me this is a bug and not a "feature." Apple software is full of stuff like this. Of course, Apple will never acknowledge the issue if it is a bug, until they decide to get around to fix it.

    To add insult to injury, Apple's own case doesn't allow you to stand the iPad up in portrait orientation safely. (Too precarious, not the right angle).
  11. ExJ
    macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2010
    I imagine this is apples attempt to urge you into using their keyboard with the dock. Working on a document in portrait mode is actually useful.. Shame the onscreen keyboard is a bit annoying to use.

    Definitely need to make the bar appear in either mode.

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