Originally Posted by Lemon Bon Bon.
Geeze, where do they get Greens like you from?
Anything that you could do in the old version of Pages you STILL can because it's STILL there on your computer.
They haven't removed anything from the new version. (Vs it not being feature complete. 'Yet.') They haven't been taken away. They didn't make it for the launch of the new version of Pages (5). The features are there in in the previous version if you still need them now. The features will be added over time in the new version that didn't make it at launch. It's not difficult to understand. Nothing stops you using the 'old' version.
I've got both versions on my Mac now. I can use the old version. I can learn the new version. Meanwhile, Apple will add the features that didn't make it to launch and probably more new ones over the next half a year or so.
Lay off the pop. Your glasses are on top of your head where you left them.
Lemon Bon Bon.
Right I see the way you're thinking. To be clear, are you saying that these features in Pages V5 that I can't find now haven't been removed because V5 is a totally new application that uses the name Pages and so logically it can't have any features removed as it's all new? Or have the features not been removed because although it really is an upgrade from V4 (given that V4 to V5 implies an update or enhancement in the usual way of these things) Apple will someday restore all the features that they haven't removed via a software update. OK, so I can't use those features now in V5 (that have not been removed) but if I launch V4 instead (that also doesn't have them removed) then I can use them. Right. Brilliant.
Tell me then, why would I want to write a document of any (potential) complexity in V5? I could get 2/3 of the way through a 20 page newsletter only to find then that what I need requires linked text boxes then what do you suggest I do? I can't open that document in V4 and I can't continue in V5. Logic surely dictates then that I start every document that's not a plain letter in V4 rather than V5 or I may well find that some feature that I've been used for years is gone (or in your world, "not removed"). What have you used V4 for? Writing a shopping list, a letter to your Mum, placing a few coloured boxes and some photos on a poster design? If you wanted to write a document in Pages right now, which version would you use and why? If the answer is always V4 (as a kind of editing feature safety net) then it means that V5 is not up to the job. If the answer is V5 then it tells me a lot about your limited or non-existent use of the features of the previous version. Remember, if you start in V5, realise that you should have used V4, you would have to recreate your document from V5. Ah well, at least it would still be installed and working on your Mac.
I'm also in awe of your knowledge of Apple's intentions in that you know that these features will return. However, I'm confused where you say that "Meanwhile, Apple will add the features that didn't make it to launch and probably more new ones ..." Come on, don't be coy, what new features will Apple specifically add? Don't hide behind the word "probably" - you know, don't you?
And I admire your certainty that V4 will still work just fine in OS X 10.13 given the (almost impossible of course) possibility that Apple don't restore all those features. But, hold on. Even then, in your Lemon Bon Bon world, they still wouldn't be gone. In your world, Hypercard and ClarisWorks and FileVision haven't gone either. All I need is a Motorola-based Macintosh which runs or emulates the Classic environment and I still have them all. You are a genius sir.