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Pages is still my primary work tool. I often start in Word because I love (have got very used to) the Outline feature - one of the best and simplest ways of organizing thoughts and pastes.

But what is weird is that a couple of the bigger ad agencies I work with, and their clients, send me stuff in ppt. Even voiceover scripts!

Nokia started it. Their HQ in Keilalahti, Espoo is still called 'Powerpoint Heaven'. Everything there is focused around the meeting rooms: long tables, an LCD projector and the screen. Almost the entire DNA of Nokia is in all those ppts, because they evolve, slides are dropped, bits become metafiles, groups add more depth (more slides) etc. Now it seems the marketing business is conducted through presentations.

There has long been a law in Finland (or a series of laws) that require the makers of TV programs, books, records, CDs magazines, brochures, radio tapes etc to file two copies with one of the archiving organizations. How this is going to work in a cloud, I don't know.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Jun 20th, 2010 at 07:27:39 AM EST
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I dig Pages a lot and hope Apple makes some smart moves with it. So far the outlining sucks more time in repairing bad implementation and execution that crayolas on the sidewalk. And iWeb is an enticing toy, but with serious usability issues. I dare Steve Jobs to use it for an inter company document chore before the next big event.

But it shore is some pretty. And so is that Keynote application. I love designing in it. But there are some of those same outline issues. Somehow, they just won't finish the product.

And the trouble of stripping thing when transferred from Mac Pages and Mac Keynote to iPad Pages and Keynote is reprehensible.

For archiving, by the way, see AMPAS - The Digital Dilemma

Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Mon Jun 21st, 2010 at 09:24:38 AM EST
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She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Mon Jun 21st, 2010 at 11:18:18 AM EST
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