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    Text box linking on latest version of Pages
    Management has now bought herself an iMac and is trying to produce a small newsletter for her club and cannot find how to link text boxes in order to overflow text article from one page to another. Have searched web but cannot find how to do it. On a previous version I had on my iMac I had little blue arrows on the text boxes but can't find them on the latest version.....help is needed to restore household harmony!!

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    What software is management using? I think that's sorta important so we can help restore domestic harmony.

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    She's using the latest Pages 5 (free with new iMac and Mavericks) . She had seen the text box linking on my earlier version and was well pi**ed off when it wasn't on the new version and as hers is a brand new iMac it doesn't have the earlier version on it to revert to.

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    Well, if it was there in the older Pages, just use that. When the new Pages installed, it should have created a folder in Applications called iWork '09 and in there should be Pages 4.3. Apple recreated Pages from the ground up for Mavericks and realized that they would not have some features in it that people used, so they preserved 4.x for users this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iPad-hubby View Post
    She's using the latest Pages 5 (free with new iMac and Mavericks) . She had seen the text box linking on my earlier version and was well pi**ed off when it wasn't on the new version and as hers is a brand new iMac it doesn't have the earlier version on it to revert to.
    Apple has completely re-worked Pages almost to the point where it's a brand new app. Unless she has access to the older version, the text box flow is gone; that and scripting among other things. Whether Apple restores some of those options in future updates to Pages 5 remains to be seen.

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    If the older version isn't on HER iMac, but it is on yours, you could, I suppose, in an emergency, if you had to, and only in the interest of domestic tranquility, perhaps, maybe, allow her to use yours to create the document?

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    Thanks for that 'chscag', we'll just have to hope Apple restore it.

    'Jake', SOME things are sacred!!.....she'll just have to find a way around it!

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    Here is to hoping...
    Well, I too hope that Apple will bring this needed function back soon, as it helps to ensure continuity in previous document... which I will now have to transfer to MS Word

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    Quote Originally Posted by iPad-hubby View Post
    Management has now bought herself an iMac and is trying to produce a small newsletter for her club and cannot find how to link text boxes in order to overflow text article from one page to another. Have searched web but cannot find how to do it. On a previous version I had on my iMac I had little blue arrows on the text boxes but can't find them on the latest version.....help is needed to restore household harmony!!
    Textbox linking has been removed from Pages 5 along with over 100 other features.

    Best is to simply use Pages '09.

    You should really go to Apple's Pages for Mac forum where this has all been covered a thousand times in the last 13 months. You won't find too many who can give you full support here.

    Don't hold out hope on getting most of the features back soon. Progress has been exceptionally slow so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubaiyat View Post
    Textbox linking has been removed from Pages 5 along with over 100 other features.

    Best is to simply use Pages '09.

    You should really go to Apple's Pages for Mac forum where this has all been covered a thousand times in the last 13 months. You won't find too many who can give you full support here.

    Don't hold out hope on getting most of the features back soon. Progress has been exceptionally slow so far.
    Thanks for the advice, I don't know why I didn't think of that myself.

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    You should really go to Apple's Pages for Mac forum where this has all been covered a thousand times in the last 13 months. You won't find too many who can give you full support here.
    My experience at that Apple forum is that there is very little real support provided. Yes, there are occasionally answers given that work, but most of the time I've been there for an answer all I find are other users with the same problem. I've gotten many more answers here, and have seen others get answers here, than ever happened at the Apple forums.

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    One thing that nobody has suggested: Can you copy your Pages.app from your machine to hers? Put it in the Applications folder, but in a subfolder so that when/if the current Pages is updated the older version won't be overwritten. Can't guarantee it will work, but that's how Apple did it when they offered the upgrade.

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