When Apple overhauled its iWork apps last month, power users were outraged by the loss of features like AppleScript support and custom toolbars. In a rare move, Apple has released a support document promising to restore many of these features within the next six months. If you rely on any of the capabilities Apple removed, hang tight with the previous iWork apps until the new ones catch up. Fortunately, Apple’s support document also explains how to revert documents in the new iWork format to the iWork ’09 format for use with the older software. follow link
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- ExtraBITS for 11 November 2013 (11 Nov 13)
Apple Promises Restored iWork Features
If this is all they're promising for six months out, the only choice is to move to a different app; there is no real point hanging onto a 5 year old program that its makers have crippled and have no stated intention of fixing.
Put another way: Pages 5 without text box linking is not an upgrade to Pages '09, but an entirely different app—one that's a lot less worth having.