iWork Apps: New emojis not available in Pages

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by daio, Mar 26, 2018.

Tags:
  1. daio macrumors regular

    daio

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Location:
    Germany
    #1
    Can anyone shed some light on this problem that I have. I'd like to use the new Scotland, England and Wales emojis in a Pages document that I have (it's a drinks menu where I'd like to show country of origin of certain gins). I can see the three aforementioned emojis in the list of available via the command+ctrl+space key combo, but only a black flag is shown after inserting it. Is this an out of date font that I have or a late implementation fail by Apple or something else?

    If anyone can shed some light or provide a solution that doesn't involve inserting images, I'd appreciate that greatly.

    (High sierra, latest Pages, iMac 2017 27".)
     
  2. IGI2 macrumors 6502

    IGI2

    Joined:
    May 6, 2015
    #2
    Have you tried on iOS?

    Have you tried exporting to PDF?
     
  3. daio thread starter macrumors regular

    daio

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Location:
    Germany
    #3
    Thanks for the reply.

    Yeah I'd tried both of those ideas, to no success. PDF still showed the black flags too.

    After the updated iWork software was released yesterday, I was able to get the desired effect using the emjois working, without showing the previously mentioned black flags. Seems it was just a bug in the software.

    Sadly there are new issues with the latest release of Pages for Mac, in that the PDF exported view of the Pages document looks exactly as it should, exactly as expected, pixel perfect, but when viewed on a PC, some polygons are shifted slightly which has an effect on the aesthetics of the output. Not a big issue when only viewing on Macs but sadly the printing company I use to print the menus onto card and bind them use PCs. It probably not a fault of the Pages app or even the Mac, but an inconsistency in the PDF format and scaling.

    Still, most probably the most powerful multi-platform WYSIWYG publisher/word processor out there for that price.
     
  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2001
    Location:
    Denmark
    #4
    Try inserting the emojis in another app, and the copy/paste it into Pages.
     
  5. IGI2 macrumors 6502

    IGI2

    Joined:
    May 6, 2015
    #5
    Thanks for the feedback.

    Yes, I also think it's the best word processor out there.
     

Share This Page