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How do I reference a paragraph in Pages 5?

How do I create text like "See 'paragraph' on page n"? Where paragraph could be a heading or a figure etc. Obviously, I mean where page n is determined by Pages, as with other word processing ...
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How to open a new blank document in Pages from spotlight?

How can i open a new blank document in Pages app on Mac OSX Yosemite in Spotlight (and therefore in Alfred)? Now, when i open Pages it first presents me with New document dialog and then Select ...
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How can I open a Pages file prepared with Yosemite in OS X 10.8.5?

How can I open a Pages file prepared with Yosemite in OS X 10.8.5?
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Open second PDF file with hyperlink in first PDF file

I have two PDF files: First PDF file has a content page Second PDF is the relative data (30 pages) My requirement is to be able to click on the first PDF document, on a hyperlink for it to be ...
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Formatting issues resulting in overlays of text from Pages to Word (either version)

I've drafted a contract in Pages and exported it to Word for a back and forth redline exchange (track changes). I cannot use pdf as my colleague states that he does not have editing capabilities in ...
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how do I change the column size in the footer

In my Page document the footer has 3 columns. All three have the same width. Now I want to add text in each column but for that I have to change the width of the columns. How do I just the width of ...
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Lost Pages file in iCloud after update to Yosemite

Recently I upgraded my Mac to OS X Yosemite and after that all of my Pages files which were saved in iCloud in my MacBook are lost and I can't find them in in my MacBook or in icloud.com online. Is ...
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How to change chart colors in Pages 5?

I cannot change the individual colors in my charts. Under "Chart Colors" there is only this list of 12 predefined color swatches called "fill sets". Most of them are ugly. Not being able to change ...
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Pages: How to restore original lists styles

I use Pages 5.5.x The problem is that I have occasionally deleted "Lettered" list & bullets style. Now I want to restore the default list of "list & bullets" styles for the document. Is it ...
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In Pages 5, how to get a table to span multiple pages?

I have a two-column table in a document in Pages 5. The table starts mid-way down a page with content above it. When I add rows to the table, if there isn't enough room to fit the entire table on the ...
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How to create solid blocks of colored background in Apple Pages?

In Pages 5, some templates have blocks of background color, like in the For Rent Flyer where it has gray blocks of color at the top and the bottom. I can delete the text in front, but I can't figure ...
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Open Word Doc with Pages using Applescript

How can I get the following to work in Pages? I get an error message saying the file can't be opened but if I change the path to a .pages file it works fine. tell application "Pages" activate ...
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Convert .docx to .epub with apple pages using command line

Pages has an File > Export To > ePub... option that I'm using to manually convert a Word document (which Pages can open directly) to ePub format. I'm basically looking for the equivalent of: ...
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Pages: Change Body Style for Entire document

I'm using Pages 5.5.3 on OS X 10.10.4. I can't figure out how to change the size of the Body style for the entire document. If I try to increase the size of the Body text it only changes the size of ...
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Can I disable the MS Word import warning in Pages?

Every time I open a MS Word file in Pages, I get the little warning window that says the fonts aren't going to be perfect or whatever. OK, Pages! I get it. You might not be perfect. Is there any ...
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How to resize an image in Keynote or Pages?

If I resize the width of an image in Keynote or Pages the height resizes as well. The same thing happens vice versa. How can I resize the width without affecting the height and vice versa?
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Left (or right) border in Apple's Pages

I am writing a Pages (5.5.3) document for my Diploma thesis. I want to create a paragraph style for source code that has a colored border only on one side. Unfortunately, Pages gives me a limited ...
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How to stop cursor blinking in Pages

I am using Pages '09 on Mac OSX 10.6 (SnowLeopard) and would like to stop cursor blinking. For TextEdit, this was possible by setting defaults write -g NSTextInsertionPointBlinkPeriod 100000 from ...
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How to set a text as a footer with Pages?

I woudld like to set a footer on my page, in order to make some annotation, like this picture. I would like to make something like the number 3. I am using Pages from Mac OS X :)
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Charts from numbers not dynamically updating in Pages/Keynote

I have the latest (5/2015) Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on Yosemite. I created a chart in numbers and then copied it to Pages or Keynote. I then want to be able to change the data in Numbers and see ...
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Pages.app Applescript: how to delete a range of text?

I have an application where a Pages.app template must be customized to produce a specific document. Think mail/merge. The basic idea is to use Pages.app placeholder text and replace them with the ...
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Updates for Pages

According to my Updates screen, the latest version of Pages has been installed on my computer. When I try to open an old Pages document, I'm told I need the latest version of Pages to open it. My ...
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First page of Pages document only allows one line

I'm editing a Pages document that was originally imported from a Microsoft Word document. For some reason, the first page seems to only allow one line of text on it; anything more than that will flow ...
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Between the pages on Pages

I am frustrated trying to create a gap between my pages when I am working in the Pages program. The old version had the gap as the default setting and I liked it that way; in the current version the ...
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How do I select a directory to save files in Pages

How do I select a directory to save files into? In Pages I get the choice of Favorites or Recent Places?
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Pages 5.5.2: Why does the text in my table appear “thinner” than the same size/same font text outside the table?

Both fonts are Helvetica, size 11, regular, but the text inside the table appears slightly thinner than the text in the rest of the document. I'm certain it's not a trick of my eye. I would like for ...
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Pages 5.5.2: How do I remove the light gray line between two columns in a table?

I've inserted a 2 column Table into my Pages document. How would I remove the very faint light gray line that appears between the columns? This line is not just a formatting feature but shows up when ...
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How can I add a margin to a table cell in Pages?

How do I change Cell margins and padding? I'm not seeing any options for these anywhere. Is that possible with Pages?
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Remove Header and footer in pages 5.5.2

How do I remove header and footer in newest pages 5.5.2 easily?
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How can I make Pages stop opening the Inspector pane whenever I open a document?

I open a Pages document. The Inspector pane is visible. I close the Inspector pane. I close the document. I reopen the document. The Inspector pane is visible again. How can I make the Inspector ...
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Save Pages Shortcuts For All Documents

In Pages you can set shortcuts for the different type of fonts: But it only saves the shortcut for that one document. Does anyone know of any way to save the shortcuts for all documents? (I've ...
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Do Pages, Numbers and Keynote for Mac/iOS offer real-time collaboration on shared documents like Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iCloud do?

In Pages and Numbers (I guess Keynote too) for iCloud if you share a document and then send the link to other people you get real-time collaboration between the contributors as they edit the document ...
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MacBook Pro 2014 Running OS X 10.10.3 Pages 5.1 Won't Save or Open Documents

Re: This question - "The required index.xml is missing" in Pages and "You need a newer version of Pages to open this document" Ok, this looks like you have found THE answer to my ...
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Vertical sentences spacing using Pages

How can I make spacing between sentences smaller (forget "smaller", how can I control what it is)? Space between "A software" and "One of the".
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How to delete clipping indicators on Pages?

I'm using pages to make an invitation. When I get a textbox it has a clipping indicator. Once I get rid of the text box, the clipping indicator stays on an image. I have a ton of them. How do I get ...
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Compare and Merge Pages Documents

Is there a way to "compare and merge" two pages documents? The goal being to have two identical copies when the process is completed.
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Looking for a grandma-safe way to create two-fold greeting cards

My Mom (+ 70) longs for the day when her Windows Paint Shop program would walk her through creating a 2-fold 8 1/2 x 11 card. She could assemble the card one page at a time and not think about what ...
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Remove table from a pages document

I have added accidentally a table to my pages document on iCloud web interface. Any idea how can I remove. I tried several different shortcuts, remove columns, rows etc.
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Pages question on Apple yosemite

How can I get rid of the Right hand column (with Margin, layout info) on the Pages. I just want the page to show my letter when sending. I run Pages v5 on OS X Yosemite.
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Pages - Why dont numbers like 6th format like they do in Word?

Whenever I type something that involves order, like 6th or 2nd, in Pages, I want it to be able to do the behavior that Word does, i.e, make the 'th' or the 'nd' part upwards of the number. Is there ...
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How to add a caption to an image in Pages

How does one create a caption for an image in Pages? In Word it is easy, you simply right click on the image and “Insert Caption…”, but I cannot find any way to do it at all in Pages? You can set a ...
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How to specify default italic face for a particular font?

I'm trying to import a Word file into Pages, but Pages incorrectly sets all italic type in the "light italic" version instead of the regular italic version. The font I'm using is Open Sans, so it's ...
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Different sections with different amounts of columns in iWorks Pages

So basically I want to make a document where different pages have a different amount of columns. For example, I want a page to have 2 (equal width) columns while the next page has one (fullwidth) ...
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Use BibTeX with Apple Pages to generate references and a bibliography

I want to use BibTeX with Apple Pages for creating references to my .bib bibliography and also insert the bibliography into a Pages document. I would like to use .bst style sheets to format the ...
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New Pages Documents Don't Retain Bullets Lists Saved in Former Pages Documents--Why?

I have Yosemite 10.10.2, Pages 5.5.2. Earlier today, I created a custom bullets list in a Pages document, saved it as "Note Taking (Custom)," and created an fn-F5 shortcut for it. When I create a ...
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How can you pause text to speech so that it restarts from where you left off?

I have a 40 page Pages document which is a transcript from a hand written diary. I wish to use Text to Speech to read passages from my Pages document so that I can check the text against the original ...
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How to make a cheatsheet/crib sheet using Pages

I am starting a Developers Meet-up group at my sons' middle school, and I am trying to get ready for the first one. I need to make a cheatsheet/crib sheet for the participants ala ...
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Mac Pages: How to put creation date on a custom template?

Some Apple-created templates have the date come up when you create a document. On custom templates, however, it only shows the date you made that template, the date doesn't update to whenever you ...
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Using lining numerals/text figures

Given a font that is advertised as having multiple styles of numerals (text figures and lining numerals), presumably via OpenType, is there a way to use the alternative numeral styles in Mac OS X in ...
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How to remotely push “defaults write” settings to OS X server clients

I have some Mac OSX machines that i'm managing with an OS X server, clients are authenticated using Active Directory (golden triangle) and i'd like to disable version control for Pages/Numbers/Keynote ...