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How do I create a vertical baseline in Pages?

How do I create a vertical baseline for credits for illustrations and photographs using Pages? Beside a photo used in an article I want to run a credit line "Photography: Black Star Photo Agency, Inc....
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Applescript to get MS Word current word count?

Is there an AppleScript command which will grab the word count of the currently open Microsoft Word® document?
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What’s going wrong with printing my mini booklet?

I’m preparing a miniature book-style document—that is, I plan on stacking the sheets one on top of the other and binding them in the center, where two portrait pages are printed on each side of the ...
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Opening .doc from Mac Classic on a modern computer

I have an old Macintosh Classic running Mac OS 7.0.3. It has Word 5 installed on it and contains a some .doc files created within it. The documents are in Czech language and contain letters like ěšč ...
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Windows has MS Word. What does Mac have as a word processor?

Microsoft has MS Word as a word processor for Windows. What does Apple have for macOS? I'd like same feature rich application MS Word offers.
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What's the best way to edit Microsoft Word documents on iPad?

I'm on the road and have the need to update my CV which is a Microsoft Word document. My CV is accessible via WebDav but I've also got it stored on the iPad using the Synology DS File app. What is ...
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Why can't I change the normal template for microsoft word 2016 for mac?

I did a clean install of Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 from installers from my campus bookstore. I customized the install to include only Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. I have not had the previews, and ...
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How can I convert obsolete word processor files and preserve formatting?

I have some files in WriteNow and WordPerfect format. The WriteNow files go back as far as 1987 and the WordPerfect files are from 1998 - 2001. Some I can read, others I can't open at all. Those I can ...
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How to “find and replace” in a PDF on OS X?

I need to "find and replace" text in a PDF file on OS X Yosemite. It would be better if there was a "replace all" feature. How can I do this on OS X?
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Microsoft Office 2016 reporting not enough memory

I have 2016 MBP with Touch Bar, Radeon Pro 460, macOS Sierra 10.12.2 installed. Word 2016 is sluggish and keeps reporting that I either won't be able to undo an action or am not able to perform it at ...
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Can't install WordGrinder on Yosemite

Recently, I have been trying to install WordGrinder on Yosemite. First I tried getting the latest tar packages from the developers' website and using them, but I ran into some library linking errors ...
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How to enable curse words voice recognition in Google Keep app?

I can't find the definition to enable curse words voice recognition on my Google Keep app for iPad , iOS 10 . It's not possible to change this ? I tested on multiple languages and it's using ***** ...
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Looking for a word processor with the power of Markdown

Basically, I am looking for a word editor (like Word or Pages) that is compatible with Markdown. I want to be able to write in Markdown but with the concept of pages. Their are a lot of Markdown ...
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How can I operate “Find & Replace” using only the keyboard in Pages for OS X?

When I have clicked Tab to highlight the Replace All button, Enter doesn't do anything. Do I absolutely have to use the mouse for this? It's inefficient to move between the keyboard and mouse when ...
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Parsing through data from an old mac text editor. (Recovering data from a Mac floppy.)

I've been tasked with the job of recovering the text of a book stored on a 3.5'' floppy disk. From what I can tell, the book was stored on the disk using a Mac sometime in the 1990s. I tried simply ...
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OPEN RECENT FILE command vanished in Word for Mac Office 2008

I am running OS Maverick 10.9.3 on my Mac Book Pro and have worked happily on Office 2008 through several versions of OSX. After a recent "update" by Apple, my "Open Recent Files" vanished from my ...
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Which text editors support both tabbed windows & rtf documents?

I am looking to change my text editor / note taking app for OS X. I require only the following: Tabbed windows: I don't want every document open in a new window. For some reason this seems to be an ...
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How to 'linkify' plain text URLs (locally) on the Mac?

I'm copying a slab of plain text that contains URLs into an RTF file in TextEdit, which I am hoping to automatically, (as there are a lot of them in the text), 'linkify' into rich text hyperlinks - ...
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How can I display the format bar above the document in Pages 5.0?

The new version of Pages has the format bar (i.e. the bar where you change the font size, typeface, alignment, spacing, etc.) on the right of the document: I want it to be on the top of the document ...
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How can I save 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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MS Word for Mac, show outline on the left panel

In MS Word for Windows, I can see an outline panel that shows headings so that I can jump to desired section quickly. But I don't have such an outline panel in Word for Mac. It does not have 'view' ...
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Change Font Style when writing Code, Math, .. in Pages

Is it possible to quickly switch between font styles when writing different types of text. For example when I write code or mathematical text I'd like to use a different font, eventually a background. ...
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Why does the Century font in Pages '09 not include italics or bold?

I am using Apple Pages '09 to write a document where the font must be in Century. In Microsoft Word, the Century font has an italics, bold, and underline option. However, in Pages '09 the only ...
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Pages: Linked columns

In Pages, I want to write a document that has two columns: One for the main text, and the other for annotations. For example: Say I write a paragraph in the main text talking about the many varieties ...
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How to set a table of contents line numbering to not start at page 1, in Pages '09?

I am writing a document which requires the table of contents side-numbering scheme to start on the page after the table of content itselt. Basically the first 8 pages of the document should not count ...
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Word resizes pictures in document?

Whenever I add a picture to MS Word, the resolution becomes distorted along with the quality of the image. In windows, you can reset a picture and it will be displayed with the correct dimensions. ...
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add the division symbol on OpenOffice Writer (Word) on Mac OS X

How can I add the division symbol on OpenOffice Writer (Word) on Mac OS X? I cannot seem to find a way to add this symbol.
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TextEdit: How to stop cursor always being at the bottom of the screen while writing?

Ok so I have recently started using TextEdit to create .txt documents on 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion) but I am used to word processors like pages. I realise that txt files don't have pages, even though you ...
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Can you recommend an editor for both iOS and Mac OS X designed for writers?

Is there an editor designed specifically for writers of short prose? Currently I am using Microsoft Word and it is very heavy weight. Large technical reports need indices, chapters, heavy formatting ...