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With the File menu open, press and hold the Option key to get the Save As... command. Update: Some new users of macOS may be concerned about the discoverability of the command, as it is not visible by default in the Pages menu bar. And most users aren't aware that the Option modifier key can alter the behavior of commands. An alternate discovery approach ...


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There's no automatic way of adding a caption. If your image is inline, add the text below using the Caption text style. If your image is floating, you'll need to add a text box below the image. You can group these if you wish.


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I recommend you just delete Numbers and Keynote using Finder. The Mac App Store will detect the missing apps and allow you to reinstall them in the future if you ever need them. Alternatively, you can use AppCleaner to delete them. This will remove all associated preference/cache files. This is usually superfluous unless you have an actual need to delete ...


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I often make a table that has two rows. Paste your image into the top cell, put your caption in the cell below, and remove the borders. The figure scales with the size of the cell and the caption moves with the text. However, I can't do this on pages in iCloud, so if you are going back and forth with iCloud editing, grouping of objects seems more robust.


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There is a bug in Pages. When you export a file in ".doc" or ".docx" format it embeds 489KB PNG files (a single one in a docx file, three in a doc file). These files are intended to be used as the background fill on default shapes, but they are present whether they are used or not. I documented the bug here. And reported it to Apple as rdar://17089255. At ...


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Your Pages templates are located in the following folder: ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.iWork.Pages/Data/Library/Application Support/User Templates You can rename and delete templates without accessing the folder directly, by right-clicking on a template in the template chooser.


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As others have said, you can get ‘Save As’ with the Option key. However, I prefer another way, which I have been promoting since Mountain Lion came out in 2012. Go to System Preferences » Keyboard » Shortcuts » App Shortcuts. Click the + button. Then enter ‘Save As…’ as the menu item and ⌘ ⇧ S as the keyboard shortcut: Once you click ‘Add’ you will have ...


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You can use Unicode combining character U+0305 COMBINING OVERLINE. It can be found by searching in the palette from Edit → Emoji & Symbols (formerly Edit → Special Characters…), or by using a specialized keyboard layout such as the built-in Unicode Hex Input or my own custom one mostly designed for mathematics. Here's some sample text with overlines, ...


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There is an additional set of margins in a Pages document. I exported a document to Pages '09 and opened it with the old version. In the Layout Inspector, I found the "Layout Margins". The "Left" and "Before" margins were non-zero and the numbers matched the unwanted margins I saw in Pages 5.2. Here's a sample: I changed those layout margins to 0, saved ...


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You can show the word count, character count, and number of paragraphs in a document. Show word, character, and paragraph count Click View in the toolbar, then choose Show Word Count. The word count appears at the bottom of the page. Move the pointer over the right side of the word count, then click the arrows to see character and paragraph count. You ...


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It seems like Apple eventually added this feature to Pages 5. The following works for me in Pages version 5.2.2 (1877): In case you've changed the style of any Bullet & List style, an asterisk (*) appears after the name of the style: If you open the drop down list, you'll see an update button: You can either press the update button, or click on the ...


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You can set the indentation for each heading type in the TOC in Pages 5. Select a heading in the TOC then open up the Format Panel, go into the Text tab and change the Indents/First value (see pic). This updates the TOC's indentation for that type of header.


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You can have Pages automatically add a line across the whole page, the formatting options (dash size etc.) are rather limited though: You can also use the fill option when setting tabs:


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Insert a line, move it on the page into the header box (this is easier if you have layout visible - VIEW / SHOW LAYOUT) Make the line a section master (ARRANGE / SECTION MASTER / MOVE OBJECT TO SECTION MASTER)


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You need to have an old version of Pages, Keynote and Numbers installed in your Applications folder to be able to update them. If you lack these (either because you deleted them or never had them installed first hand) and never registered the purchase with your Apple ID, you need to work your way up through the missing years of upgrading, including the ...


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You could also import a file like this to TextExpander: not,¬ or,∨ and,∧ l,← r,→ lr,↔ ll,⇐ rr,⇒ iff,⇔ all,∀ some,∃ nsome,∄ neq,≠ xor,⊻ nand,⊼ nor,⊽ oplus,⊕ qed,∎ equiv,≡ top,⊤ bot,⊥ vdash,⊢ models,⊨ nmodels,⊭ I made a text file for HTML5 entity names based on http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-entity-names/byalpha.html. Many of the abbreviations are the same as TeX /...


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On Pages 13, under Bullet & Lists, just tick Tiered Numbers on Pages 09 it's in the inspector. Select also Tiered Numbers


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⇧ Shift-⌘ Cmd-H is the new shortcut (or Insert > Highlight from the menu).


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I had this issue too. Whenever I used an Apple ID that hadn't previously downloaded iWork I wasn't able to download the free version on 10.11. I even tried this workaround. What did work was getting access to a 10.12 Mac. Downloading Pages, Numbers and Keynote. The apps were now associated to that Apple ID. I then went back to the 10.11 Mac's, signed in ...


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Pages uses blahtex to generate PNGs from the rudimentary maths environments. The following fonts are available out of the box with blahtex: 2.12 Fonts \mathbf \mathbb \mathrm \mathit \mathcal \mathfrak \mathsf \mathtt \boldsymbol \rm \bf \it \cal \tt \sf \Bbb \bold Unfortunately, Pages does not support all of these fonts, most notably mathcal. Pages ...


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Interesting question! I checked the Add bookmarks and cross-references in Pages page and couldn't find anything that would achieve what you want. I then turned my attention to MS Word, thinking that if I could find a way to do it in MS Word, perhaps then I could adapt it to work with Pages. The good news is I've found a way to do what you want in MS Word, ...


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Sure, at least with the new version of Pages this is possible by using tables. You enter the value that you want to repeat into one (single field) table and you add a formula into the other (single field) table by entering = and then clicking into the source table (the first one). The result is a formula similar to this: = Table 1::A1 This way the content ...


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In fact what Apple did here is better than before : If you write in only one of these 3 columns it behaves as if there were only one column.


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I've posted a general solution for all three iWork programs here, but here's what to do for Pages. This solution requires using Terminal. Do the following: Make a backup copy of your file Open Terminal.app In the Terminal window, type cd (that's with a space after the cd) then drag your file to the window. It should insert the full path of your file (e.g. /...


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I've managed to expand the file by using the system (or any other) archive utility. Here's how I got into the file: Make a copy of the .key, .pages, or .numbers document Change the file extension to .zip Unarchive as you would any other .zip file to produce a folder This folder is similar to previous show package contents bundle representations of older ...


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You need to go to the Mac App Store and install the latest version of Pages (5.x) As of now, the latest version of Pages is 5.5.1, and it's only available from the App Store. Mac App Store Apple website I've seen this when using Pages from iWork '09, which is 4.3. The file format changed and iWork '09 cannot directly open the new files. You can export ...


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This is a feature people wanted for a long time but it never came. An alternative is to use voice over but it doesn't really allow you to read out loud the highlighted text, it has to be the entire document. To activate it the default shortcut is command F5. You have to enable it in setting, just search for voice over. There is one other way. You can save ...


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NSTextInsertionPointBlinkPeriod is outdated. As of 10.9, OS S now has separate variables for ON and OFF times. 1000 represents one second. The following 2 commands can be used: defaults write -g NSTextInsertionPointBlinkPeriodOn -float 1000 and defaults write -g NSTextInsertionPointBlinkPeriodOff -float 1000 These numbers will set the on blink to 1 ...


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Select the picture, then in the Arrange tab uncheck Constrain Proportions [you may have to revert to original size before that will un-grey. Then dragging the image by any edge will stretch. If you need to crop, that's in Image - Edit Mask [though crop doesn't constrain anyway]


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Using custom paper sizes actually falls to the printer driver, via the Page Setup window. In Pages, select "Page Setup" from the File menu. Click the "Paper Size" menu, and way at the bottom, select "Manage Custom Sizes". This will present a window where you can define your page dimensions, give it a name, and save it for future use in the Page Setup window....


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