Nope, you can only tell Pages to start at a number, and it will add +1 to that number. Pages ’09 doesn’t have the option to perform a reverse numbered list.
However, a “workaround” exists by using an old school table.
- Click on the table icon on the toolbar to create a table.
- Resize the table to your preferred size (Inspector > Table > Table: for better control on the cell’s size).
- You will need two columns, the first column will be for the “numbers” and the second one will be the item itself.
- Type the highest number in the 1st column/first row and the next number in the first column, second row. (see image)
- Drag the little white dot downwards and the sequence will be automatically completed.
- Modify the table properties in the inspector to remove the borders.
- Silently grin because nobody will know this is a table… you can make evil sounds too.
If you need more rows later, you can add them, modify the first two items in the “sequence” and re-drag to regenerate the new sequence, for the same price.
This “automcomplete the secuence” magic also works for other datatypes, for example: Letters (try a, b, … drag).
8. Don’t forget to profit!