For the first monthly event I like to call IRFRTFSIP Day, I’m simply drawing attention to this posting. I likely will forget to do this on the 5th which is a Saturday, so I will be making my feature request/bug report on IRFRTFSIP Eve.
Thanks for participating!
I’ve suggested that we as the Lit & Lat Mac community do this for quite some time, so I’m taking action now…
Let’s make the 5th of every month “International Request Full Rich Text Format support in Pages Day”. IRFRTFSIPD is the day we should (politely) request a feature of Apple: To fully support the RTF format in Pages so that we can export our work from Scrivener and into Pages for final touch-up. Apple has had long enough to do so, but has failed to make it a priority; together we can get their attention.
So, below is a sample text you can copy and paste into the Comments box:
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Please fully support the RTF file format when opening or saving files. Specifically, I want Pages to import page breaks, images, footnotes, headers, and comments just as do a number of word processors, including MS Word. I would very much prefer to continue using Pages, and I would upgrade to future versions if these features were added.
Thank you for considering my request.
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Here is the link: apple.com/feedback/pages.html
And here are my suggestions on what to fill out in the other required fields besides your person info:
Subject: Rich Text importing
Feedback Type: Enhancement Request
Feel free to modify the wording of any text above so they don’t think this is some kind of one-man crusade. Add in your own comments, but please keep it polite, since they may trace this little campaign back to Lit & Lat. Also, if there is something I left out or got wrong, please send me a direct message and I’ll edit this post.
Finally: Don’t wait until the 5th! Make up for lost time and do it now. What we want is a constant influx of requests to be coming from as large a set of unique people as possible.