Multi-level lists missing in Pages?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by allocate, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. allocate macrumors newbie

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    So I decided to give outlining a go in Pages on my iPad, and I've been unsuccessful in finding a way to use multi-level lists.

    The only workaround I've found so far is to drag the indentation marker at each level I want to indent. Obviously that's not ideal, so I'm hoping I've missed something obvious.

    Anyone know something I don't?
     
  2. shakenmartini macrumors 6502

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    Up in the menu in portrait mode there is an icon that looks like and "i". Touch this and then, then touch the "List" panel. Tere are arrows (left and right) in the list menu which control outline level. This menu also controls outline style.

    It is a huge PITA.
     
  3. markosb macrumors 6502

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  4. allocate thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, thanks shaken. I found that too.

    Not only is it a ridiculous PITA, but it's kind of a hacky multi-level list as I would generally expect a multi-level list to have different shaped bullets for each indentation, and this will use the same kind of bulleting throughout.

    I guess we can only hope that they fix it or at least add a shortcut.
     
  5. allocate thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yup.
     
  6. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Yes. Which is probably by far the easiest way to do it since Apple's document syncing scheme is so crappy.
     
  7. shakenmartini macrumors 6502

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    I kind of get the feeling that Pages and Keynote were rushed out the door. There are just so many things about them that are "un-apple".

    I expect these to be updated in the next few months.

    FYI, DataViz will be releasing Documents to go for iPad soon and in my experience Documents to go handles editing documents on a mobile much better. You don't loose change tracking, comments, formatting like you do on iPad Pages.
     
  8. markosb macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. From what I understand numbers doesn't do this?
     
  9. Telp macrumors 68040

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    Sorry if this is a little off topic, but is there a word count in pages ?
     
  10. allocate thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If there is, I haven't been able to find it.
     

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