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Mac Pages "Use Smart Quotes and Dashes" replaces apostrophe too

The way that the Pages app handles straight and smart quotes is clunky and problematic. Is there a way to fix it? Here's the problem. Update: I assumed when asking this question that "straight ...
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Copy-paste not working between MS office and Apple apps

MacBookPro Sonoma 14.1.2 Microsoft Word for Mac 16.80 (23121017) Copy-paste has stopped working between MS office (especially Word) and Apple apps. Neither direction works. I can copy-paste between MS ...
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MacBook Pro - Issue with Indenting on Pages

I have been using Pages for a lot of my academic writing, but sometimes, I have issues with indents appearing mysteriously when typing out a references list for an essay. I always use a hanging indent,...
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How to auto-hyphenate a pages document that uses two languages?

So I have a document in pages that uses English and Greek (both are used interchangeably, in that some paragraphs are Greek, some are English). When I enable hyphenation, it hyphenates only the ...
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How do I create an actual ruler that is accurate in Pages?

Looking for a way to add an accurate measurement ruler on all 4 sides of the document for everything we print, 2x sides in inches and 2x sides in cm. Is there a way to do so?
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Can’t Unite/Intersect/Subtract/Exclude Shapes in Pages

I'm making a snare drum in pages to add to the shapes but I can't unite them. I'm running MacOS Monterey 12.6.8, Macbook Air 13" early 2015, Pages 13.0.
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Why is my Quick Actions menu (mostly) empty? I want to combine text-file and/or Pages-files into a PDF

When I right click on a Pages file (singular) or multiple text-files and open the Quick Actions submenu it is empty (only Customize… is visible). According to https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/...
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Exporting a Pages doc without changing spacing

I have many Pages documents containing song lyrics and guitar chords. Each chord is above a specific word of the song. I need to export it to a web app. Everything I have tried changes the spacing and ...
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Where does Pages store its list of recently opened documents?

I'm currently creating a raycast extension for quickly opening recently opened Pages documents. Now, I have to find a way to access the documents and their pathnames. I tried following this answer and ...
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Rearrange comments in macOS Pages

After rearranging a macOS Pages document, the comments now point to deleted sections. However the information from those sections is now available elsewhere and the comments still apply. Is there any ...
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Using AppleScript to add images to Pages document

I am trying to automate the task of inserting an image to a pages document, then change it's arrangement properties to something that normal people use (like "move with text" and "...
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How do I add a new chapter in a book in Pages with the same formatting and (when applicable) icon?

I am a fan of the styles of book that they have available to use and edit in this program. I am frustrated when I start a new chapter that I have to copy/paste the title of the last chapter to steal ...
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Get folder of currently opened Pages document

I need to get the path (without the name of the file itself) of the currently opened Pages document. This works fine: tell application "Pages" get name of front document end tell But for ...
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Unable to export Pages document as PDF via AppleScript

I try to export Pages document as PDF, and for some reason the app says something is wrong: tell front document of application "Pages" export to "Macintosh HD:Users:myName:Documents:...
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How to select all thumbnails in "Page Thumbnails" pane in Pages via AppleScript

I need to click the Page Thumbnails pane (which is shown at the left side on the screenshot below) in a Pages document and then select all the pages there, ... and there is a problem in the first ...
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To understand "margins" section if using a custom paper size

In Pages, you can use custom paper sizes, e.g., 7.5 by 11 inches: File > Page Setup > Paper Size > Manage Custom Sizes. Then there will be a window where you can set all the necessary values. ...
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Why doesn't Pages have printer paper size setting and it doesn't honor my default paper size setting too?

Pages doesn't have printer paper size setting. It doesn't honor my default paper size setting too. My default paper size is A4. But it seems that Pages still uses "US letter" as the paper ...
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Apple Pages - how to change style globally?

Using Pages 13.0 on macOS Monterey. I have a Pages document where I have paragraph titles formatted as style "Heading", and the remaing part as style "Body". I wanted to insert ...
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Infinite-scroll document in Pages

How can I create an infinite-scroll document workspace with no page breaks in Pages (like "Web Layout" in Microsoft Word)? Microsoft Word has options for "Print Layout" and "...
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want to annotate in pages, but it keeps inserting drawing (iPad - iOS)

I want to use my ipencil to annotate a docx in pages like I do PDFs in PDFExpert. There are youtube videos showing you can decide whether you are drawing or annotating with a tab on top of the palette,...
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Applying italic or bold with Helvetica Neue changes line spacing

The default font in Pages is Helvetica Neue 11 pt. macOS Ventura 13.2.1, Pages 12.2.1 Does anybody know why applying italic or bold changes appearance of its line spacing? (This doesn't happen if you ...
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What is that right scaling if you want "wysiwyg" in Pages? [duplicate]

I have for a long time been annoyed by the difference in appreciated size of a document viewed on screen in Pages and the actual printout, but haven't done anything about it until yesterday, when it ...
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How can I split a long table in a page layout document using Pages app?

If using Pages as a page layout app, you can continue text from one text box into another. I'm looking around for a similar thing for tables. That is, I have a table on one page and I want to ...
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How to insert a link in Pages which allow me to redirect user to specific sections in the document?

This is the part of my document: I would like to add links for line: More info under points 3, 4 and 5. I mean the same points as it is linked in Table of contents: When I try to add link, there is ...
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How to change the number for the default "Number of Rows and Columns" when we create a new Table in Pages?

When I try to add a new Table in Pages (v13.0) on MacOS 12.6.5 (I chose the bottom-left one), it automatically creates a table with 5 rows and 4 columns (as seen in the second image). How do I edit ...
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Apple Pages weird table numbering

In Apple Pages for Mac, if I create a table, then enable its title, and then make a copy of this table, the second table will be titled Table 1-1 (and not Table 2). Is it a bug or what?
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How to change the default Document Margin settings in Pages with Blank Template

I want to set a default margin of 1cm (Top, Bottom, Left, Right) in Pages (version 12.2.1 (7035.0.161)). Currently, I have the settings at 2cm (Don't know if it is the default value that was preset by ...
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Why is "Apple silicon" with lowercase "s"? [closed]

Almost all products of all brands are in title case, including Apple Music, Apple Books etc. Why is "silicon" in lowercase? Perhaps someone has inside info... just curious.
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Pages quitting overnight, then not restoring pages to the right windows when you restart it

This has been fixed in subsequent upgrades My favourite HTML editor no longer works with Ventura, so I needed a new tool to maintain my todo list (which I obviously use daily!) and settled on Pages. ...
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How to export paragraph styles in Pages?

Here for example are four Paragraph Styles I often use: Notice I have them all set up nicely, even with the F-key. My remote colleague was working on a similar document. I wanted to say to her "...
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Valid UUID for iWork database items

Starting with this post, I am trying to insert my own Shapes into Pages and one of the challenges is being to generate a valid UUID for the identifier. I have tried UUID version 1, 3, 4 and 5, none of ...
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"Date Modified" silently changes

I have a simple Pages document and sometimes when I open and then close it, macOS changes its "Date Modified" value to the current date and time. The "Date Modified" silently ...
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How to import file to shape in Pages

I recently downloaded a resume template file for Pages, which has a some "shapes" in it and I'd like to add my own icons as shapes (for Github, StackExchange, etc), which I haven't come ...
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Automator (Applescript) and Pages: "could not be interpreted as a file URL."

I have the following applescript as the sole component of an Automator app: on run {input, parameters} repeat with theFile in input tell application "Pages" set ...
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Bizarrely, Pages does not share a custom dictionary with a document. Is there a way to fix this?

Say I create a Pages document, Example.pages. In the document, I include the word "Fattie", Fattie is a, for example, product or character name. I right-click, and have Pages "learn ...
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Why did the function key shortcuts in Pages, for text paragraph styles, just completely stopped working on in macOS?

On every single Mac I have (whether 2015 MBP with 12.6.1, or brand new latest Macs w/ Ventura), The fn key shortcuts, for text styles, no longer works in Pages. What could this possibly be? When you ...
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How to reduce a Pages file's size?

Having been using Pages for more than 3 years but there is one thing that puzzles me so much. And it can be a problem since I have written so many Pages files, that is the Pages' file size. It is way ...
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Increase text cursor/insertion point size in Pages

The thin line of the text insertion cursor is nearly impossible to see on a page of text. In order to find it, I have to "enter" and then hope I correctly maintained my count to move it from ...
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Pages Export to PDF changes layout

I am using Pages. I have a 255 page document, which includes text and photographs. I intend to export the document as a pdf when completed. Attempts to export drafts of the document, in all three &...
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In Pages, how to edit these immovable (but not locked) images?

Sometimes I import a Microsoft Word file into Pages, only to find that some portion of the document is not editable. Usually an image that is treated like part of the background, and although it can ...
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Apple Pages: How to display custom date format?

I want my date format to be [day] [month spelled out] [year]. Pages has a variety of options, but none match that particular order. FYI: Running Apple Pages v12.1 on MacBook Pro running MacOS Monterey ...
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How do I prevent Pages from hyphenating a specific word?

I have read Wrap words in Pages but my question is different. How do I prevent a specific word from being hyphenated (because Pages is wrong - "IS-P:er" (!!))? I have a vague memory that ...
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In Apple Pages, is there a function to search for names and tell me yes or no?

In apple pages, I have a list of names created and it's gotten too big for me to scroll through and see if a name already exists. I was curious if there is a way to make a function/formula to help me ...
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How to Disable Auto-Hyphenation

I have had an iPhone 7 Plus since 2018. It is running on iOS 15.5 with Pages Document version 11.1. Today, for the first time ever, after finishing one Pages Document with no issues, it suddenly ...
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Automator action to paste a word in all fonts

How would I write an Automator action or Applescript to paste or type a word in every single font? The screenshot is what I have so far. The hitch I'm running into is in the "make a selection ...
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Apple Pages (desktop) - clear previous documents?

For years I’ve created and used a Pages template document that contains the various document and font settings I regularly use. This makes it easier to begin writing right away. I usually forget to ...
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Pages 12.0 on Monterey 12.4: Why can't I add or change certain parts of styles?

See screen shots. All the circled options are greyed out. File is not locked or read only. I can edit text and other things no problem. If it's relevant, collaboration is turned on and shared with ...
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How to switch a text to lowercase within Pages

Within Pages, how to switch a text selection to lowercase ( or to uppercase )? My actual workaround is: copy the text within Pages, open vi without any file name, paste the selected text, keep the ~ ...
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After opening a .doc/.docx, I would like to save the converted .pages in same folder as .doc was opened. Does anyone know an easy way to do this?

This drives me crazy. What I usually do is drag the original folder location temporarily into the Finder Sidebar so I'm quickly able to find it in the save dialog. Hopefully there is a setting or ...
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Add a little spreadsheet into Pages app document

Can I have a little spreadsheet within my Pages document, do a little bit of calculations? I found the "Table" feature. But that seems to support only static content, not formulas for ...
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