Articles posted on February 9th, 2005

Pages and Word: Two different flavours of font smoothing?

Wednesday, February 9th, 2005 • 7:56 am

While both Pages and Word use font anti-aliasing (a.k.a. font/text smoothing), I cannot help but notice that the end product is markedly different. Here’s a paragraph in Times New Roman 11 pt at 175% in Word: Here’s the same paragraph in Times New Roman 11 pt at 175% in Pages: Not quite the same, is […]

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Pages: Can’t specify zooming value

Wednesday, February 9th, 2005 • 7:46 am

Pages has a zoom feature for viewing documents, and it has a decent range of options (including some fixed zoom percentages and then adaptable zoom settings that vary depending on the size of the document window). But it has one problematic limitation: it does not let you specify a numeric zooming value other than the […]

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Pages: Decimal tab stops more flexible than in Word

Wednesday, February 9th, 2005 • 5:01 am

Because I work in two different languages (English and French), I am more than aware of issues that arise when switching from one language to another in a software application. For example, Microsoft Word might be a multilingual Word processor, but, in many respects, the multilingual features are just an added layer, and are not […]

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Pages and Microsoft Word: Beware of multiple tab stops

Wednesday, February 9th, 2005 • 4:40 am

For some reason, when I export a Pages document as a Microsoft Word document and then open the exported document in Word, I see all kinds of manual tab stops in the ruler. More specifically, there is one manual tab stop at each centimeter.: My settings in Pages are to have default tab stops every […]

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