Is Pages retina-friendly in Mountain Lion?

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  1. roberticus70 macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    Has anyone out there who has access to Mountain Lion (developer's preview, etc.) tried out Pages on the Retina MBP?

    Wondering if M-Lion solves the problem (i.e., blanks every second page), or whether it makes no difference -- in which case, we're stuck waiting for new version of iWorks...

    Thanks!
     
  2. hiohokaybye macrumors regular

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    Nope, we're stuck waiting for the new iWork.
     
  3. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    Expect an update this week.
     
  4. hiohokaybye macrumors regular

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    Hopefully alongside with ML!
     
  5. HighEndMac macrumors regular

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    Really, iWorks retnia update in the next week? Wow that would nbe a treat! Pretty optimistic of you, I hope you are right.
     
  6. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    May not be a major release. Could be a minor one just for retina/icloud.
     
  7. HighEndMac macrumors regular

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    Hey if it looks crisp, I'll be happy with any update. I wish MS would do the same!
     
  8. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    I can't even get pages or keynote to even function in 'high res' mode. Text boxes a missing and haggard, block of text are missing. Really not what I have come to expect from Apple for the last 10 years, since my iBook G3 running at 700Mhz with a 40Gb hard drive and pop out combo drive. :eek:
     
  9. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    That's probably why they didn't enable that by default.
     
  10. ZacT94 macrumors regular

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    Forget a Retina update for MS Office, the 2013 version isn't even coming to Mac.
     
  11. Rajpdx macrumors regular

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    Neither did Office 2010.

    They always alternate the releases between mac and pc.
     
  12. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    An iWork release alongside Mountain Lion definitely makes a lot of sense. An update is long overdue.

    Retina support and iCloud integration are sorely needed.
     
  13. ZacT94 macrumors regular

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    I know that, but I read an article that says that the next MS Office is only going to be available for Windows PC (including Mac's running Boot Camp).
     
  14. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    We will get a version a year later than our windows counterparts. I.e. we will get office 2014 for mac.
     
  15. Rajpdx macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure I understand your point - forgive me if I'm missing something:

    Mac Office - 1998, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2011
    PC Office - 1997, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010.....2013

    Since they alternate releases between Mac and PC and the release cycle is every three years - what is special about Office 2011 only being available for PC?
     
  16. surjavarman macrumors 6502a

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    In the mean time you can use Google Docs which DOES support retina. I recommend ditching everything for Google Docs anyway. Sometimes you just have to move on to newer and better technology and services.
     
  17. ZacT94 macrumors regular

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    But in the article I read, it said there isn't going to be a Mac version of MS Office coming out in 2014.
     
  18. maverick808 macrumors 65816

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    If you go to Pages in Finder and do Get Info on it then there is a checkbox for "Open in Low Resolution", which is checked by default. If you uncheck it and relaunch then Pages opens in retina mode.

    It looks great and works as long as you only type one page. When you go to a second page it stops working and everything is blank. I guess the low resolution box is checked by default to avoid this bug. Still, if you do this you can see what Pages will look like once it is made retina compatible.
     

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