iWork's Pages

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  1. peter_ob

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    iWork\'s Pages

    Pages with its Keynote like interface makes page layout as easy as 1,2,3. Now my daughter won't be bothering me to do her school work. :D

    [Edited on 1-29-2005 by peter_ob]

    [Edited on 1-29-2005 by peter_ob]
     
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    Been trying it out for the past week and I'm sorta kinda disappointed at how basic it is. Still, it does the job and it does it easily (and you can't certainly beat the price). I guess I was looking for an MS Word killer. Instead I got an MS Publisher killer. This isn't the one pala. Keynote 2 is the bomb, though!
     
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    I totally agree how basic it is, but for sure you'd also agree that it was made for "home users" and it gets the job done.
     
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    I don't have Pages yet but based on all the screenshots and write ups I've gone through it seems that Pages is indeed more of a Publisher alternative. Long overdue actually, but like peter says the kids will really be able to use it for their projects.
     
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    Yes, while Pages has lots of cool features, Keynote 2 was the main feature of iWork. It's like paying $79 for Keynote 2 with a demo version of Pages included. ;)
     
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    As usual, Apple makes a complicated thing look easy and simple. The thing that makes Pages rock is the professionally done templates...any ordinary user can only dream of being able to come up with a document with a layout and colorscheme that looks like it was done by a professional artist.
     
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    We're here at the Philmug meeting and Junior Tan of Apple Singapore says Pages was never made to replace Word, it's more of a page layout software.
     
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    ive been using pages too -- i know it isnt some kick ass replacement for pagemaker but it will definitely be useful for my needs.

    i suck at layout so this is the way to go!!!
     
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    But exactly what essential Word feature(s) does Pages lack?
     
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    As Junior stated, and I wholeheartedly agree with him, Pages is more a cross between Word and Pagemaker, without the learning curve. It's not meant to replace MS Word, but can do the job as word processor nonetheless.

    It's very simple, too simple, in fact. But it's a great piece of software.

    I agree too, it's Keynote 2 that's the bomb. Combined with the .Mac free Keynote templates, it's even more fantastic.

    Great job, Apple.

    [Edited on 1-29-2005 by elbertc]

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    I want my copy soon.
     
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    How much is iWorks locally? Is it already available at the local distributors?
     
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    Hi jino. It's iWork, not iWorks. If iLife '05 is retailing locally at P5k, I expect iWork to be the same (they're both $79 in the US).

    iLife '05 is locally available now, iWork should be too within the next few days.
     
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    too bad, i missed the iWork demo yesterday. but its good to see some of you guys. ;)
     
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    Can you please tell us what the missing features are that you find essential. I do not use the following word features that may be useful to many:

    grammar checker
    track changes
    macros

    I find the current implementation of Word styles too cumbersome. I prefer the styles as implemented in Word 5 for DOS.
     
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    Wow! With Page's combined power of Word and Pagemaker, I am tempted to do the layout of my next project (which has a lot of lengthy footnotes) using this program. InDesign's way of handling footnotes is just too tasking for me.
     
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    question on pages:

    if i get one, can i actually finally get rid of Word (only because i really prefer to not have anything microsoft in my p'book) and confidently be able to open word docs? when keynote came out, i first tested launching and exporting powerpoint docs. when that worked successfully, i chucked powerpoint out. :)
     
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    missing function in Pages

    Pages can open Word documents.

    ayiii....mathematical functions are missing in Pages. It can create and format tables but it cannot perform even simple mathematical computations?????????????????

     
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