Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    iWorks: Pages and Styles

    Member Since
    Dec 30, 2007
    Posts
    67
    iWorks: Pages and Styles
    Hi all,
    Not sure if this is the right section, but I believe it is, so here goes!

    I'm really disappointed at the word processing programs available for Mac. I draw quite a few sketch graphs for some of my subjects using Word - however, Word 2008 can't draw graphs! In Word 2007 (for PC) you could finely align lines - in 2008, every time you move the shape it moves too much so it's not good enough to draw graphs with.

    As for Pages, it's great as a replacement to Microsoft Publisher, but for typing up class notes it's really not that user friendly! With Word 2007, I had various styles so my Economics essays would use a certain style, and then French essays would use another.
    In Pages, I can create templates (with pre-written text elements already there) but I can't find a way to actually create new styles as you would in Word 2007.

    Can anyone help out with a few tips?

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    iWorks: Pages and Styles
    schweb's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2002
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    13,190
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro | LED Cinema Display | iPhone 4 | iPad 2
    Why not use a spreadsheet program like Numbers or Excel to create graphs?

    I've bemoaned Pages lack of word processing power for awhile now, I still prefer Word. But in Pages do this:

    Click the Blue button on the left:



    Then it opens the Style drawer you can use to define styles...
    schweb | community leader
    flickr facebook twitter tumblr google+ about.me

    Mac-Forums: On Twitter | On Facebook | On Flickr


  3. #3
    iWorks: Pages and Styles
    louishen's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 22, 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    8,968
    Specs:
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    I wonder if you could use keynote to create charts and graphs

    I haven't done this myself bur keynotes graphs are pretty slick (well Visually)

  4. #4
    iWorks: Pages and Styles

    Member Since
    Apr 28, 2006
    Posts
    2,542
    Specs:
    iMac Core Duo 20", iBook G4, iPhone 8GB :)
    The keynote graphics and charts are also available to Pages and numbers.

  5. #5
    iWorks: Pages and Styles

    Member Since
    Dec 30, 2007
    Posts
    67
    Thanks for the screenie schweb, I've tried the styles drawer but as far as I'm aware it's only to change various style ements - you can't create completely new styles using it.

    As for the graphs - they're sketch graphs so it's much easier to draw them rather than use a spreadsheeting program. There's no actual figures on them and often I've got to shade parts etc. so I find using a word processor to do them is a lot easier. I guess I could always do them in a graphics editing program as a last resort.

    Cheers for the response so far, I'm starting to like this place! (Lot friendlier than many other Mac/Apple forums I've seen!)

  6. #6
    iWorks: Pages and Styles

    Member Since
    Dec 30, 2007
    Posts
    67
    Aargh, I've been working with Pages for like 20 minutes to do what would have taken 5 on Word 07. This is really frustrating me now....I might just end up using NeoOffice or OpenOffice...eurgh :S

  7. #7
    iWorks: Pages and Styles

    Member Since
    Apr 28, 2006
    Posts
    2,542
    Specs:
    iMac Core Duo 20", iBook G4, iPhone 8GB :)
    Hows this for starters?
    Attached Images Attached Images

  8. #8
    iWorks: Pages and Styles

    Member Since
    Dec 30, 2007
    Posts
    67
    That's a new paragraph style, I'm beginning to think there is no 'style sets' in iWorks like Word.

    Cheers for the help though, I think the best way might just be to create loads of various styles, forget style sets and then just mix and match.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Iworks 9 Pages
    By KKOK in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-31-2013, 10:55 PM
  2. iWorks/Pages 06
    By tiggerfox in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-22-2011, 04:05 PM
  3. Can't save list styles on Pages '08
    By Sriubas in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-12-2008, 04:08 PM
  4. paragraph Styles in Pages '08
    By shahvikram123 in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-19-2008, 01:08 PM
  5. Pages in iworks
    By Bookjunky in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-30-2007, 11:55 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •