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Open XML support in Pages

It looks like iWork's Pages supports Open XML - however, I can't find any good information on this on either developer.apple.com or on the web. Is there a good resource for this that I'm not aware of? ...
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Is there a way to overline text in Pages for the iPad?

I use my iPad for note taking in my statistics class and I need to create an overline for the sample mean (which has a line over an x called x-bar) and I can't find a way to get it to work in Pages. ...
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is it possible to use iCloud to share Pages files on a Mac amongst users

I find the iCloud product to be confusing. Ideally, I'd like to be able to have a read only copy of a document pushed from one user to another user both on a mac. This would seem to be really ...
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Independent columns in Apple Pages 5.0

Is it possible to set two independent columns in Apple pages, so that the text in the left column continues in the left column of the next page and not in the right column. And the text of the right ...
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Pages 08 doesn't draw border around paragraphs correctly?

If I'm using Pages '08 and trying to draw a border around a paragraph that is inside a text box, I go to the More tab of the Text Inspector and select a solid line and full rectangle under Border and ...
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Using VoiceOver to a braille display fails to output some formatting in Pages

I'm trying to help a blind friend of mine, to get her up and running on a mac. As her text editor of choice, she'd like to use pages, but there, the bullet points aren't shown on her braille display. ...
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How to make Pages default to the folder of the opened file when exporting a PDF version?

I regularly create documents in Pages, then convert them to a PDF using File → Export. I always save the PDF versions in the same folder as the original document. This save dialog that opens always ...
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iCloud thinking iCloud site/iCloud Manager is modifying documents

I'm having a problem whereby when my (Windows) laptop is logged into iCloud, either via the web site or via the iCloud manager software, Pages on my iPad constantly pops up a spurious "synch" dialog ...
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How can I save a a pages document as *.docx?

I've tried to save a pages document as a *.docx for Microsoft Office. Pages is able to open, edit and (auto-)save existing *.docx documents. However, there is no option to export or save a duplicate ...
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Prevent image resizing in Pages

If I paste in an image into Pages '09, it scales the image, creating something that is either too small, or too large. Trying to resize these is driving me crazy, how can I either prevent this from ...
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Pages on iOS custom paragraph styles & templates?

On Pages 1.6 for iOS, is there any way I can: Change the paragraph styles in the document to custom ones i.e. The default 'blank' template has Helvetica as the body style. Can I change the body ...
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Can I grab the content from a .pages file, without using Pages.app?

I’m interested in automatically extracting the content of .pages documents, preferably via a programming language on a web server. There are quite a few references around the web that say Pages ...
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How to make the “shake” commands easier?

When I want to undo some typing on Notes or Pages, I have to shake my ipod-touch like a crazy (and afraid that it may throw from my hand). Isn't there a way to configure the "shake sensitivity", or ...
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Mac OS X: I accidentally clicked on the cross in the Installed tab in the app store application. Now my Pages doesn't work anymore

I did this with pages because I thought that it would uninstalled it (I'm brand new to mac os). It didn't uninstalled it, but it did remove it from the list of installed applications. Now when I ...
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How can I screen share and use Pages?

Via Remote Management (VNC) I am connecting to a virtual display on a Mac running Lion. VNC is working as expected, except Pages '09 documents show up blank. If, however VNC connects to the Mac and ...
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In Apple Pages, how can I disable italic swashes?

I am laying out a long document in Pages '09 v4.1 (923), using the "Hoefler Text" typeface for the body text. On certain characters (k, e, and others) at the end of an italicized word, the advanced ...
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Mask editing for Pages

When trying to edit the mask, I am stuck with this blue dot that only rounds the corners of the mask and I can't get rid of it. How do I go about editing the mask borders?
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How to group images in iWork Pages?

How to group multiple images in iWork Pages so I don't have to move images one by one? That can be done in Microsoft Words, but I can't find this option in iWork Pages.
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Pages: can I style space before a set of characters?

I wish to add space before a span of characters: As an afterthought, I may realize this isn't a job for Character Styles, since those operate on single characters, not spans/groups of ...
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Pages: Communicate between multiple tables?

I'm creating an Estimate template in Pages. Each chunk of the estimate (shown below as "Itemized List Hourly") has it's own table, with each row containing a task, such as "CMS Training" and a low and ...
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Set constant in Pages '06

Is it possible set a constant in Pages (iWork '08, version 3.03) to be used all over the document? For example I have some T&Cs where the company name and dates need changing throughout the ...
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Table of contents for only a section in iWork Pages?

I have a master table of contents that works like a charm, and each section is broken out appropriately with page breaks v sections. For each section, I would like to have another table of contents ...
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Extract images from a pages document

I want to extract all of the images out of a large pages document. I found an article about it from 2006 ( see http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20060324033125571 ) which states you can open ...
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Why won't iCloud let me download Pages documents uploaded from a computer?

It often happens that I create a Pages document on my home laptop, upload it to iCloud, then want to download it from iCloud at school. For some reason, iCloud doesn't support this—I need to, at some ...
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Zoom level in Pages 09 not WYSIWYG?

I'm using Pages 09 to prepare a document and have just noticed that the Zoom level (at least on my install) is not WYSIWYG. The Page setup is correctly showing A4 as the output paper size. The ...
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Language setting for spell-check in Pages

I'm new to Pages (from iWork) and have troubles with the spell-check function. It's simply not working for me. Almost everything is underlined red. No matter what language I write in. I did not write ...
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How can I insert text in middle of a document and have images move down too?

I have a document with text and floating images. Let's say I want to insert some text in the middle of the document. If i click in the document and hit enter a bunch of times, I want the existing text ...
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Populate Pages Chart Data via Applescript

Right now I'm copy and pasting between Excel and specified places in a Pages document. For instance, I'll copy cell B7 and find "B7_Value" in Pages and replace it with the copied value. Here's an ...
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How to delete a word accidentally added to the Pages dictionary?

I told Pages to learn the spelling of a character name I was writing about, without noticing there was a misspelling in the name. Is there anyway to delete or correct the spelling of the name from ...
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Hyperlinks missing in printed documents

I've noticed this on several occasions where I'll print a document (Pages file, RTF, PDF, etc) and any hyperlinks in the document don't appear on the printed page. Where the hyperlinked text appears ...
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How to set default page size for Pages '09?

I'm not sure how I can set the default page size for Pages '09. For some reason, every time I set the page size as A4, it defaults back to US Letter. I've tried setting these settings: Settings: ...
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Apple iWork Pages: How can I add a Section Break on the same page

I'm writing a user's guide with iWork Pages. The document has multiple sections and sometime on a single page, I'll have an end of a section and a start of another section. I cannot figure out how ...
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Pages: Formula/Equation Editor

Does Pages have an in-built formula editor? If yes how do I access it? If no, are there any third party software I can use?
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I can't get Pages > ePub to work like the Apple template suggests

I've read through all the relevant discussions I could find, and while I've learned a lot (thank you) I am still having a major problem. I'm tryingt o export a book-length Pages manuscript to the ...
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Pages 09 4.0.3 wants an update

When I open Pages 09 4.0.3, it tells me I need a software update; yet, running Software Update responds that all software is up to date. I believe there is a later version of Pages with improved Lion ...
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How to generate Templates with Apples Pages?

I want to create a template, which is conform to the German business style DIN 676. Somehow I can't figure out how to achieve this. Is there a good Documentation for creating templates within pages?
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iWork Pages Converting to PDF

I am using a template from Pages for a document. When I convert it to PDF, it loses its style and font. I've tried exporting it as a PDF as well as printing it as a PDF. Any suggestions on how I ...
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iPad Pages Password Protection

I've read that pages on iPad can access protected files created on Pages (mac). Can you also edit the files on iPad, or are they locked? If you can edit the files, do they become unlocked, or do ...
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Choosing work or home contact info to autofill Pages template

Certain templates in Pages '09 autofill using my work contact information, e.g., San Francisco Letter. How can I change it so that my personal contact information is used to autofill that data? I'm ...
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iPad Pages: replacing the wood effect theme

Is there any way to replace the brown wood-effect toolbars used by Pages on the iPad with something more neutral?
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If I export a Word document (authored as a versioned document using Pages 4.1 on Lion),…

will it open on Word on Windows? I don't have a Word on Windows and I've only Pages on my Mac.
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How do I control text alignment in a document with a 3 column layout in Pages 09?

How do I create a menu/brochure for a salon with 3 columns, where the price will be next to the description but right-aligned? I think there has to be be a better way than hitting the Space bar to ...
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Pages: Can I create text variables like in inDesign?

I've found Pages simply great and very useful on making documents for idendity scopes, very lighter and faster than InDesign for medium-small documents. The only thing I missing inside it are the ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for inserting MathType equations in Pages?

I have more and more thoughts about taking my class notes on my computer, and Pages '09 would seem like a good candidate for that task. However, being that I have a lot of technical classes, I find ...
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Is there a way to auto-paginate “Page 1 of 3” in Pages?

Is there a way to auto-paginate with "1 of 3" "2 of 3" "3 of 3"?
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Hard drive on latest macbook pro 17 accessed too often

I have the latest macbook pro 17 and it seems no matter what I do, particularly noticeable when I simply scroll up and down on a window, I hear the hard drive tapping away like it's being accessed or ...
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Inserting links in the Pages document

Here is a nuisance that I'm encountering during my word processing using Apple Pages. Every time when I need to make an external link (http link) to some web page I need to make sure to edit the link ...
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How to indent a Table in a List in iWork Pages 09?

I want insert a Table in a List, but couldn't figure out how to indent the Table to the rest of the content in the List. The Table keeps stretching across the width of the document. Anyone knows how?
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How to add space between each last body paragraph and heading in Pages '09?

The only way I found is to manually add line breaks, which can lead to inconsistency. Is there a way to automate this ?
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Pages document saved in MS Word format is not well-formatted?

I use pages but most of my friends/clients don't. If I save a Pages document in MS Word format and send it over to them, most of them see it all garbled. Even when I open the doc file in Pages, it is ...