Requests for Features in L4 for Mac. -- Footnotes and annotations in iWork 09

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Heath Choate | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jan 23 2010 10:42 PM

L3 for Mac had footnote annotations for Office for Mac as a standard feature. Once I am certain is/will be included in L4. However as  Mac user I would prefer this feature to be brought over to iWork 09. 

 

By nature Macs can open Office documents without Office or even iWork installed. iWork not only allows me to open all the Office document types but edit them as well as creating new documents in iWork and quickly creating Word document copies to send to friends and co workers who are PC's.

 

It would be highly beneficial to get this feature included in L4

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J.R. Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 23 2010 10:55 PM

Heath Choate:
L3 for Mac had footnote annotations for Office for Mac as a standard feature.
there never was a Logos 3 for mac.

Heath Choate:
Once I am certain is/will be included in L4. However as  Mac user I would prefer this feature to be brought over to iWork 09. 
Point taken though and I totally agree.  

I know in the past, Pages did not allow 3rd party integration.  For example, just a couple years ago Pages would not allow Endnote to insert footnotes into my work, so I could not do any of my Doctoral studies in Pages and I had to use Word for Mac.  Endnote now can work with Pages 09, so I think Logos could now integrate better to the iWork stuff, but I sure would like to know if there are any technical limitations that would prevent full integration on the Mac.  Does anyone have any insight on this?

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Mike S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 24 2010 12:09 PM

It is possible to do it with Pages (and works with other bibliographic software now too), but Pages does not take the standard RTF tag for footnotes (it ignores the footnote txt). Hence, you have to implement a different method for Pages then Word, Mellel, etc.

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David Mitchell | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 25 2010 7:08 AM

Mike S.:

It is possible to do it with Pages (and works with other bibliographic software now too), but Pages does not take the standard RTF tag for footnotes (it ignores the footnote txt). Hence, you have to implement a different method for Pages then Word, Mellel, etc.

Mike S. is quite correct. Footnotes already work with Mellel because it does support the standard RTF tag for endnotes. In fact, Pages is the only modern word processor that I know of that doesn't support it. I'm sure we'll eventually get around to implementing support for Pages; in the meantime, you might consider submitting the lack of proper RTF support as a bug in http://radar.apple.com.

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Stephen Ashton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 25 2010 1:01 PM

I know nothing about programming. So I don't know whether this helps, but the Mac OS X version of the Online Bible uses the OS X 'Services' menu to facilitate importing Bible passages into documents. This works in Pages. So I guess it should be possible to implement for L4 too.

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