WARNING do NOT upgrade Pages

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ChrisA, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. ChrisA, Oct 26, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2013

    ChrisA macrumors G4

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    This "upgrade"from Pages '09 to '13 is is just the worst thing I've ever seen. Pages used to be a usable light weight word processor. It is no longer worth the space it takes on the disk. You are better off using Text Edit.

    This is a serious downgrade in features and usability.

    For example no numbered lists. OK if yo type them in that way you can make a numbered list but you can't select text then apply "number list" format to it afterwards. Even the editor window on this forum has that feature.

    They have dumbed down Pages to act like the iPad version

    Yes I know there is still Microsoft Word, and Google Docs and Neo Office.

    And NO I am not simply complaining because it no longer works like it does and I to lazy to relearn. I went into the help screen and read up on it. The feature is really gone. This and many more. They just wholesale gutted Pages.

    Why did they have to dumb down a usable product? One less reason to use a Mac now.
     
  2. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Select Text - Format - Text - Bullets & Lists - Numbered

    Works fine. I have just upgraded, not looked at it before this, and it took me all of 5 minutes to find it.
     
  3. merkinmuffley macrumors 6502a

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    I just upgraded mine. Had the old one for 3 years and never used it, so I doubt its functionality/look will matter.
     
  4. eXan macrumors 601

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    No big deal, they leave the old version on your drive
     

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