Originally Posted by delany
Currently if a cell goes over the end of a page, Pages moves the entire cell to the next page. As far as I know there is no way of splitting the cell. If a single cell gets bigger than an entire page, you simply lose the text at the bottom. This pretty much rules out Pages for things like specifications or issue lists where you have tables of items where one cell in each row has a lot of text in.
I see what you mean. I wonder if using text box objects isn't a possible solution.
I meant section numbering. While it's possible to do it to a degree with the List Styles, it's not flexible enough to do section numbering for a full business document with nested, numbered sections. (Having said that, the section numbering is one of the most frustrating should-have-been-fixed-years-ago parts of Word - but you can do it if you're careful.)
That reminds me that versioning isn't available in Pages. It's a feature I feel I can work around, but is probably a deal breaker for a lot of businesses.
I think this can work in Pages, but I can't say I've tried too hard. Auto-numbering even in its simplest form has always seemed fragile to me, and requires constant vigilance to make sure that the numbering remains accurate (a single line with the wrong style assigned can screw it up). If I have to go back and check everything anyway, I'd just as soon do it manually.
While I'm at it, I think Apple's implementation of tables of contents needs some work. The biggest problem is that the TOC doesn't update until you click on it. That's an easy thing to miss. A potential gotcha.
I guess - though Word is hardly the best way to go if your work is formula-based.
Interesting. That seems quite an advanced feature relative to other missing things.
I also think these are both advanced features, which while I grant they might be important to a small subset of users, isn't a good reason for most people to rule out using Pages. The largest real barrier to switching over is getting used to Apple's very different approach. I think it's a breath of fresh air, but it makes some people feel insecure.