iWork for iOS (Survival Guide)

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  1. sracer, Jul 8, 2016
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    sracer macrumors 603

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    With the introduction of the 12.9" iPad Pro, many are using the iPad Pro as the mobile counterpart to their OSX-based, home/office-bound desktop/notebook. (To a certain extent it has been true of all iPads, but especially the 12.9 Pro) The latest version of iWork for iOS and OSX have a very high level of file compatibility and because of that serve as a productivity hub.

    Although file compatibility is extremely high, user interface options are dramatically different. Many of the features available in the OSX version of iWork are not available in the iOS version.

    The purpose of this WikiPost is to capture the hints, tips, tricks, and workarounds for those of us who heavily rely on both versions (iOS and OSX) of iWork to help us maximize the benefits of using both an iPad and OSX-based computer.

    Please refrain from debating the merits of other productivity suites.

    CHARACTER STYLES
    - The iOS version of Pages does not offer a user interface option for applying a defined character style. (paragraph styles ARE supported by the interface).

    Workaround: If there is text currently in the document that has a particular character style applied, highlight the text and on the Apple Smart Keyboard press Cmd-Opt-C to copy the character style. Then highlight the text that you want to apply the character style to and then press Cmd-Opt-V to paste the style.

    Alternative (in advance): Edit the file within the OSX version of Pages and create a "template" line that contains text fragments that have the various character styles applied. Then when editing the file within iOS Pages, use the above workaround. The template line should have the names of the character styles with the character style applied to that text.

    ALPHABETIC LISTS - Start by typing "a. " (without the quotes) and the text for that bullet. When the "Return" key is pressed, Pages will automatically go into alphabetic list mode. From there the indent/outdent buttons can be used to set the hierarchy.
     
  2. sracer, Jul 18, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2016

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    Tips needed:

    LISTS
    1. How do you change list numbering (continue/start at 1)?
     
  3. sracer thread starter macrumors 603

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    #4
    Any ideas about how to insert a "page break"?
     
  4. Michael Goff macrumors G4

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    Found it!

    Page break:

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    If you're using a real keyboard, the little paragraph symbol is still there and you still have to hit it to pull up the menu. I cant figure out why they didn't just throw the old Pages shortcuts there, but whatever.
    --- Post Merged, Aug 19, 2016 ---
    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH23109?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
     
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