[OS X TeX] OT: Some wonderings on iWork Pages and NeXT and Pages by Pages

Mark Smith mark at bbprojects.net
Wed Jan 12 11:59:04 EST 2005

Bruno Voisin wrote:

>>    - how are cross-references handled?
>Probably they aren't. It seems like the only document structuring 
>information that Pages can manage is the table of contents (perhaps not 
>even with automatic numbering), and the footnotes. On the other hand, 
>when it comes to styles, Pages seems to know about captions and 
>bibliography, too.

I think a lot of things hang on the file format. It might well have a Keynote-like (flawed, but nevertheless useful) XML file format. If so, it might be possible to do a lot more than has been demoed so far - either with scripts, transforms or maybe even plugins. We'll need to wait for more info.

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