Pages for iPad. Nice update.

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Centris 650, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Centris 650 macrumors 6502a

    Centris 650

    Dec 26, 2002
    Near Charleston, SC
    I use pages on iPad a good bit. There were 3 things I thought the app was missing.

    1- Different page sizes.
    2- Landscape paper.
    3- a better UI

    Apple delivered on 1 & 2. I'm very excited about this and now my ipad is even more entrenched as my laptop replacement. As far as the I've learned how to navigate it but it's not "Apple intuitive".

    Overall I'm happy with the update!
  2. Caithsith macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2013
    I would like to see some screen shot if you got time.

    And do you think you can do all your writing work from that on a ipad?
  3. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    I have been able to do all my writing work on the iPad using Pages. All my documents are coming out great whether I started or finished them off using the iPad, Mac or on rare occasions the iPhone.

    I've read a LOT of reviews criticizing the update to Pages, Numbers and Keynote. Before this update everyone complained that the MS Office apps were bloated, which in my opinion they were. What Apple has done with iWork is rebuilt it from the ground up so that it is seamless across platforms. As a result some features were eliminated. Now, I am sure they just didn't willy nilly delete features for the sake of deletion. They deleted that were obscure to the larger user base and kept the features that a vast majority of people used. What has happened, and it happens on ALL forum sites, the complainers are the ones that post their complaints the loudest. Therefore it, in turn, makes the problem seem larger than it really is.

    Now that Apple has laid the groundwork on a new iWork, new features can be built into that groundwork. You also have to remember that when you add too many obscure little features the program will become, like MS Office, bloated. Apple is correct in keeping it simple. It falls back on one of their old slogans proclaiming that the Mac - and now the iPad and iPhone - is the computer for the rest of us. In addition, this change also falls back on something that Steve Jobs said during one of the product keynotes in that "it simply works" In my opinion iWork "simply works" between all four of my devices - Mac, iPad 4, iPad mini and iPhone 5.

    I am totally happy with the new iWork. It does EVERYTHING that I have tried to do since the date it was released. I have opened Excel and Word files, some were complex, and I have easily created new spreadsheets and documents. The old interface was cluttered and hard to find things in. The new one is streamlined and intuitive. Some comments on these forums said people deleted the app in 30 minutes or less, one person said 10 minutes. Really, 10 minutes, or 30 is all the time you gave it? That just tells me that those people thought they were downloading a game and it took them that long to realize that it was not an arcade game.

    Sorry for the rant, but I agree with the OP, the new version of Pages, and Numbers too are great.
  4. prism macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2006
    As a newcomer to pages on iOS, I must say that I am very disappointed with speed. Basically I began typing a document with two columns on the page and as I started to approach the second column, pages began to struggle to keep up with my typing. The lag is becoming unbearable and I am wondering weather this is a bug with iOS, pages or my ipad air that, for whatever reason, is not able to keep up.
    Anyone else experiencing this?
  5. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    On my iPad 4, I do not have this issue.
  6. prism macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2006
    You do, I just realized that it is a bug with the footnotes feature.
  7. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    OK. Apparently you know what my iPad is doing more than I do.

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