[BCAB] PAGES VS TEXTEDIT

Barry Toner Barry.Toner at clanmil.org.uk
Tue Feb 12 16:12:32 GMT 2013


Hi Mel,

Text edit does allow you to open up .doc, and .docx.  It's way more
powerful than Notepad or Wordpad to be honest.

Barry.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Mel
Griffiths
Sent: 12 February 2013 16:03
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] PAGES VS TEXTEDIT

Does Text Edit allow you to open up documents that other people have
created in MS Word?

Mel

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Ian
Macrae
Sent: 12 February 2013 16:01
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] PAGES VS TEXTEDIT

that's very useful thanks David as currently my priority is precisely
the same as yours.  Editing and writing text effectively rather than
making it look nice. Guess I'll stay where I am.

Ian Macrae
Editor
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On 12 Feb 2013, at 15:57, David Griffith wrote:

I bought Pages but I still   mainly use text edit.

Partly this is me not having enough time to get used to the very
different techniques of Pages.

I also prefer the way text Edits allows a more natural experience with
word documents and you do not have to manage each page individually,
which is a pain if you are working on a long document.

The document Inspector is a very important part of Pages to learn.
In general Pages reminds me of the old Desktop publishing programs I use
to possess on Windows machines.
Very good on layout and loads of templates.

My priority though at the moment is writing rather than appearance.


David Griffith

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Ian
Macrae
Sent: 12 February 2013 14:45
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: [BCAB] PAGES VS TEXTEDIT

Can anyone tell me whether there are any advantages to moving from
Textedit which I currently use on my Mac to Pages?  for instance, is it
possible to create and save docs in more formats?  Can you create
bulleted lists etc?
And is there more flexibility with regard to font sizes and attributes?

Ian Macrae
Editor
Disability Now
6 Market Road
London
N7 9PW
++44 20 7619 7760 ext 7760
++44 7824 900855
www.disabilitynow.org.uk<http://www.disabilitynow.org.uk><http://www.dis
abilitynow.org.uk>
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