Is it possible to turn on "track changes" and/or to insert comments in pages on iPad?

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  1. Frederiksberg macrumors member

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    Hi everyone

    I'm a high school teacher living in Denmark, and I', very close to buying an iPad. It seems to be exactly what I've been waiting for BUT -
    I have an important question, and I haven't been able to find the answer. I would be very grateful, if you guys would help me.
    I often receive my student's papers as word document. So I need to be able to comment them, make changes and highlight these changes. So far I'v been doing it on my iMac...

    - Is it possible to turn on "track changes" (or a similar feature) in pages on the iPad?

    -Is it possible to insert comments?

    - If one or both of the above can be done, will they export to word?

    Thanks :)

    Asger
     
  2. Frederiksberg thread starter macrumors member

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    I would be incredibly grateful, if someone would test it for me! :)
     
  3. shakenmartini macrumors 6502

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    I don't think these features are implemented in pages (or documents to go) yet.

    Hopefully they are coming soon, I think they are as Pages seems more like a beta than a finished product IMHO.
     
  4. Frederiksberg thread starter macrumors member

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    That's what I was afraid of... Can you confirm it? I really hope, this will be implemented. If the ipad is to compete with netbooks (maybe it's not...), it can lack important features like that.
     
  5. wyneken macrumors regular

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    Hi Asger -- I teach high school in Maine, USA. I should be getting my iPad tomorrow and I've downloaded Pages already. I'll be happy to share my experiences and impressions with you. Can you send me a personal message here to remind me, or email me at wyneken at gmail dot com?
     
  6. drnkusv macrumors newbie

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    Sadly, unless I am missing something, Pages cannot handle tracked changes. I imported a Word document that has tracked changes, and I get a popup notice that says Pages cannot display them, and instead has "accepted all the changes" during the important process.

    This is unfortunate -- I was really hoping the iPad would be able to handle redlining. Perhaps some developer will implement it using a third party app.
     
  7. Frederiksberg thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi Wineken

    I would really appreciate that very much! That would be great! I'll email you :)

    Thanks for trying it out - although it doesn't bode well for my hopes... Like you say - maybe it will be done by a third party developer. Or maybe jailbreaking opens up some perspectives!
     
  8. Frederiksberg thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, there's no doubt anymore. This article explains, that Pages doesn't allow you to make comments or track changes.

    That's so annoying, 'cause that's a deal breaker for me. In every other aspect, the iPad is just what I want... Gonna have to go with a macbook air, I guess...
     

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