emails that have your address in the “From:” field, making it appear as though the message comes from you. These emails do not actually originate from your user account and do not have any contact with the mac.com servers though. Sadly, it looks like its a security flaw through your use of Windows that’s behind this, but if you’ve not had problems since removing the email clients then we’d keep it that way. Use OS X for your mail! Fusion’s preferences include an item that redirects email links so that they open in your Mac email app.
I bought issue 284 as I wished to take advantage of the 26 Yosemite tips. Where was the article? Or are the matters just covered in some articles? Phil James Christian Hall says… Hi Phil, yes, these tips referred to the tutorials in the Improve section that were Yosemite-related. Depending on what we feel might make a better cover line we do occasionally group things together under one theme, but usually we highlight specific features and individual articles. You’re not the only person to point this out, so maybe we need to clarify things better in the future.
I use Pages 4.3 on a Mac mini running Mountain Lion. I never upgraded to Mavericks, but I want to upgrade to Yosemite soon. I’ll need to upgrade to Pages 5.5 if I do this, but this version has removed a few features that are very important to me. It’s also added one particular feature that will have a negative impact on how I write and edit my work.
I’m a fiction writer so I play around with word changes. I experiment with different ways of saying things. Read along a bit, change something else. Then go back and change my first sentence back, but keep the second one as it is now. I save my changes only when I’m ready to. However, I understand this new version of Pages now automatically saves all changes. Can this be disabled? If not, why not?
Apparently many other functions have also been removed. Advanced find/replace, alternating left-right margins (along with alternating leftright headers and footers), noncontiguous text selection. Losing these functions is upsetting. Jan Foley Alex Blake says… Terminal commands exist for disabling Auto Save (they’re slightly different for each app, but they’re easy to find using Google). However, it sounds like Auto Save’s companion feature, Versions, would be beneficial to you – at least after you get your head around the potentially misleading name of a related menu item.
As well as periodically saving your work in the background, you can choose File > Save to instruct Pages to take a snapshot of your work as it stands at that moment. If you later want to reinstate something from an earlier version, choose File > Revert To > Browse All Versions… – and here’s the thing that can be misleading: Revert To might suggest that you can roll back to an earlier version only in its complete form, but that’s not the case.
When you’ve found the correct older version, click the preview of it on the righthand side of the screen to enlarge it. You’re able to select part of its content – text, pictures, tables and more – copy just that to the clipboard, and paste it into the current version without undoing your later work.
This doesn’t help with the missing features you depend on, though. We’re also frustrated with the loss of discontiguous text selection, which we found invaluable when applying text styles. If that’s why you need the feature, a tip in this issue’s iWork feature (which starts on page 28), about assigning keyboard shortcuts to styles, might help speed things up in its absence, provided you only have a small number of styles to apply.
I’ve been a subscriber of MacFormat for nearly nine years and I’ve been trying to download the PDF versions of my last couple of MacFormat issues, but I don’t seem to be able to get to the subscriber’s archive. Has it been moved? I much prefer reading a hard copy of the magazine, which is why I’ve continued with my paper subscription, but it’s been very useful to have the PDFs for looking up information quickly. I just don’t have room to keep the paper versions of the mag for longer than a year. Alison Napier Seth Singh says… Sadly, the MacFormat website was decomissioned in March in favour of our Facebook page, which gets many more views (MacFormat.com is now for new subscription sign-ups). Sadly, we are unable to support the flat PDF version any longer as our efforts are going into our award-winning iPad edition that’s fully interactive and growing in popularity all the time.
An often overlooked benefit of Auto Save and Versions is the ability to selectively restore bits of your work.
Our ‘26 Yosemite tips’ comprised of a few different tutorials.
Rugged landscape This panoramic shot of Hecklake, Dartmoor, was shot by Roger Bird on an iPhone 5 as a series of six shots in the Camera app and then stitched together in Photoshop Elements 12.