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Authored by: da5idonimac on Jan 26, '05 04:10:56AM

i have 2 questions, 1 regarding Pages, 1 regarding Keynote2:

Pages: It has been asked here before, what about bibliographies, index of pictures etc. - stuff needed to write academic documents?

Keynote2: I don't have Keynote (yet), and i don't understand that stuff about the resolution. Does it erally mean i have to take into consideration what resolution i will play the presentation in? Powerpoint scales the slides automatically, and this can be very helpful.



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Authored by: robg on Jan 26, '05 12:00:37PM

Pages: As far as I can tell, there are templates which include "bibliography" pages, but there are no bibliography tools of any sort. I don't do much with this stuff, so I might be mistaken, but a quick look at the menus, and a search of the manual, showed no references to 'bibliography.'

The same is true of any sort of automatic picture indexing functionality. Pages is, mostly, a decent standard (no bells and whistles) word processor wrapped into a simple page layout program.

Keynote: Keynote will scale down, but not up. That is, if you have a 1024x768 presentation, and you project it on a 1280x1024 monitor, your slides will appear in the center of the screen, with a black surround. If you present on an 800x600 projector, the slides will scale down to fit.

Note that the above is based on testing with my LCD monitor; I assume it will work the same on a 'real' projector, but have not tested it.

-rob.



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Authored by: beepotato on Jan 27, '05 04:39:27AM

Based on my own experience, Keynote will scale your slides down AND up. You can have a presentation designed for 800x600 play full screen on a 1024x768 or 1280x1024 display. Although note that while scaling down is automatic, scaling up requires you to check the corresponding option in Keynote preferences.
Also note that I'm talking about Keynote 1 here (I don't have Keynote 2 yet -- it will start shipping only on Saturday here in Europe) but I guess (hope) it works the same in Keynote 2.



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Authored by: robg on Jan 27, '05 08:32:40AM

You are correct -- I'd forgotten that pref, as I usually have it disabled (I find the upscaling makes things blurrier than I'd prefer). But yes, it can be enabled for upscaling!

Sorry about the false info...

-rob.



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