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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 ...
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Can tables from Pages be reused in Numbers to create graphs?

I created a table in Pages '09 and pasted it into Numbers '09 to see if it worked, then I created a graph for it, still in Numbers, but the graph displayed no data as you can see from the screenshot. ...
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Pages Equation Editor - Inserting Equations - Blank Spaces?

I am trying to place Mathematical equations in Pages and it appears it doesn't have this feature (why not apple? glare), however looking online I was advised to use Equation Editor which I seem to ...
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PDF export from Pages document

Here is the dilemma that I'm having with the PDF export on Apple Pages. When I export my Apple Pages document into PDF and open it in any PDF viewer (let's just say Preview) then I don't get the TOC ...
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What causes all iWork apps to have blank, unusable documents after a reinstall?

After deleting and re-installing the apps, I can't use iWork. Specifically, the document area is always empty, no matter if I create a new document or open an existing one. This applies to Pages, ...
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son changed password on ipad, need to recover pages document

My son changed the password on his iPad and promptly forgot the new one... He was working on a lengthy document in Pages on it and was hoping to recover the work since his last save to iDisk. Will he ...
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Print .docx without Pages.app

Sometimes I simply want to print Microsoft Word documents. If I view them in Quick Look, they display as I would like to print them. However, when I try to print them from the Finder, it opens ...
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Pages templates for Resumes

I'm looking for some Pages templates for Resume (software developer CV). Do you have any suggestions?
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iWork '09 Keeps asking to be Registered

I'm a teacher in a classroom with 8, 9 10 and 11 year olds who each have a macbook or a macbook pro. Fun job. We have a standard 10.6.6 image with iWork '09 (4.03). In previous images, iWork would ...
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How to set up equal height columns with a title on top (Pages '09)

This is what I'm trying to do on Pages '09 — http://cl.ly/4sJ2 — two equal height columns with a title on top. Any suggestions?
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Pages: Is point in custom object with only one control handle possible?

In Pages, I notice with a rounded rectangle if you make it editable and click on any of the points, they all seem to have only one "control handle". Normally there are always two. Is there really only ...
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Comparison of Microsoft Word to Apple Pages

I'm thinking about getting a word processor for my Mac. The two most popular options are probably Microsoft's Word or Apple's Pages. Before I decide to buy one I need to make sure that it will have ...
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How do I create HTML emails on Mac?

I'd like to know the best way to create gorgeous mail templates such as Jumsfot's Stationary Mail ones and send them without having to use Safari. Is there a way to do this easily?
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Convert from OpenOffice to Pages

Does anybody has experience in how to best convert OpenOffice.org documents to pages documents. Obviously, it can be read in a Text Editor.
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How does the Docx rendering in Pages compare to Mac Office 2011

It's about time for me to bit the bullet and buy either iWork 09 or MS Office 2011. My main concern is rendering docx files (I've been using OpenOffice for many years, but the .doc and .docx ...
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How to create custom text format style and apply to hotkey in Pages?

There are paragraph styles that you can create and tie to the function keys. This is all great and dandy, but not if I wish to switch style in the middle of a paragraph and then revert to the one I ...
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Is there a way to number list items in reverse order in Pages '09?

I want to create an ordered list in Pages '09 with decreasing numbers, like: 4. Most Recent Item, 2010. 3. Another Item, 2009. 2. An Old Item, 2008. 1. Oldest Item, 2007. But it looks like there is ...
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Pages for iOS won't let me insert or replace pictures (images)

When i click on the "insert stuff" button, the window pops up with the tabs that let me pick pictures, shapes, tables, etc. If I select a table, shape, or anything but a picture, I can pick a ...
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What is the data type of background images in a Pages template?

I am trying to teach myself graphic design. The templates in Pages are really nice, but I want to be able to make my own. I was stripping apart a brochure template ("Elegant Brochure"), and found that ...
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How can I print a PDF X-1A from a iWork Pages document?

In order to use my university's printing shop, they said they need a PDF x-1a format. I noticed in Pages that I can print as "Save as PDF-X" but a little googling says this is not exactly the PDF x1a ...
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How Do I Set the Default Language in Pages?

In Pages, you can change the default language to British English in the Inspector --> Text --> "More" tab --> Language: British English. However, this reverts somehow in every launch of Pages. How do ...
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In Pages, What is this Line Under a Rectangle Shape?

There is a persistent thing going on in Pages where there is a line under a rectangle shape when I make it. How do I get rid of it? I don't want it to show up when I export the document to a PDF.
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What is the thinking behind pushing the writing area in Pages to the left? [closed]

For better or for worse, I am so used to Microsoft Word. The page is in the center of the window surrounded by gray. Pages pushes the writing area to the left. Why is this? I don't like full screen ...
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Turn layout in Pages into a template

I have a layout in Pages that I want to turn into a template. Here is what I have so far: The green rectangle is an inserted shape. I'd like to use that as a title bar basically and put text on ...
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Design Ebook Cover In Pages

I have a pages document that I want to copy a JPG into and make the JPG take up the whole first page with no margins. Then I want the rest of the pages to keep their margins as I've already ...
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What is the “Personal Photo Letter” intended for?

Pages on the iPad has as one of its defaults the "Personal Photo Letter". What is the intent of this type of document?
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With Pages '08, can I add a top border to a title?

I'm writing my resume with Pages, and I'd like to know if (and how) I can add a horizontal line across the page before every text segment with a certain style (namely, "Header", though that shouldn't ...
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Continuing pages in Page Layout Document in Pages

I have a Page Layout document in Pages currently. Is there a way to convert part of the document into "word processing" mode where when you run out of room on one page, it automatically creates a new ...
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What are some good sources for Pages and Keynote templates?

It doesn't matter whether they are for free or for purchase as long as they are compatible.