System Wide Feature Disabled within Pages?

walkingmac

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Mar 30, 2003
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I just read an article on some tips and tricks and such in OS X. Nothing really caught my eye till the end where it showed there is a "Built-in Word Completion" feature that seems to be system wide. I had never even heard of this and thought it was great and I quickly tested it in many of the apps I use regularly. Then I noticed something weird. While it works in something as insignificant as the "google search bar" in Safari, it DOES NOT work in Pages! This feature is effectively disabled in APPLE'S new word processing app. Does this even make sense? Try it out, see if it works (and if your like me, for the first time. its a pretty cool feature).

Thoughts?
 

robbieduncan

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Jul 24, 2002
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System Wide probably means implemented in the base classes for the text UI views. So anything that uses a standard NS text based view will probably have it. I imagine that Pages uses custom views (or possible one massive custom view with lots of internal text storage objects) so does not inherit this behaviour.
 
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jsw

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Mar 16, 2004
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Ah, another feature I either never knew or forget completely. Too bad Pages doesn't support it (yet?), and I don't think I'll ever truly need it, but, man, it is cool!
 
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walkingmac

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Mar 30, 2003
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jsw said:
Ah, another feature I either never knew or forget completely. Too bad Pages doesn't support it (yet?), and I don't think I'll ever truly need it, but, man, it is cool!
Tru, it has cool all over it, but I think it has very little use other then those one in a 1000 moments, but nice to have. Hopefully in the future, this feature will show up usable. I just find it odd that Apple would 'disable' it's own features.
 
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