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What is this ⌅ symbol?

⌅ is a symbol representing a press of the Enter key. Enter is often confused with return ↩ and less often with control due to the caret. ⌃ is the Control symbol. So your keyboard shortcut is Cmd ⌘ ...
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Is there a hack for "Save As..." command?

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 ...
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Old version (macOS Sierra) for Pages, Keynote and Numbers, iWork

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 ...
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Change equation font in Pages

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 \...
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Is there a hack for "Save As..." command?

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 » ...
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Can I insert the page number of a specified bookmark into a Pages document?

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 ...
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How to insert horizontal line to page headers in Apple Pages

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 ...
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How to get Pages to automatically save documents as .docx files

Pages does not support saving as a Word .doc or .docx file. Your only option is to Export your document to that format, which obviously isn't nearly as easy as simply hitting the Save button. It's ...
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How to edit sender information in Pages' letter template?

Okay, I found out how to do this. It looks like the elements in a new document created from a template are setup as Placeholder text. After creating a new document, select all and then do this twice: ...
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How can you pause text to speech so that it restarts from where you left off?

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 ...
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Wrap words in Pages

According to the Apple KB article Pages ‘09: Using Automatic Hyphenation, you can try these methods. To turn hyphenation on or off for the entire document, click Inspector in the toolbar, click ...
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Get Numbers & Pages et al. on macOS 10.11 El Capitan

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 ...
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Function keys function toggle

This works for me using the latest version of Sierra and 15 inch MBP (non-touch bar) Using Automator, create a new file and choose “New Service” as your option Add A “Run AppleScript command” to ...
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Make numbers in table of contents go to right of page in Pages

Show the ruler (View → Show Rulers), then adjust the TOC as you desire, such as: Move the page numbers by selecting all TOC levels (hold ⌘ while clicking to select multiple levels) and moving the ...
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How to return back to the default view of pages in Pages?

Welcome to Ask Different! 1) Untick the "Facing Pages" option on the right sidebar in the "Document" tab (the open tab in the picture you have shared). This should remove the diagonals. 2) Click on ...
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How to insert horizontal line to page headers in Apple Pages

I did the following: 1) Click anywhere on paragraph section (not the header section) 2) Go to Format on sidebar and select Layout tab 3) Expand Borders & Rules (click upside down triangle) ...
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How can I have a custom Pages page size?

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 "...
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Show header only on first page on Pages

Make the front page its own section. From the Document Setup inspector, choose Section → Create a new section. With the new section selection, deselect Headers & Footers → Match previous section. ...
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Change equation font in Pages

This very point has bothered me - I detest the fact that the font in my equations is so different to the rest of my doc. I explored various methods for changing font but none worked. Yesterday I ...
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Using master pages with normal Pages documents in Pages 7.0

According to this report, the feature can only be used with Layout docs.
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Information on Box

This refers to Box.com, a third-party collaboration tool with a focus on file sharing, similar to Dropbox. As for why this company specifically: it is known that Apple internally uses Box for file ...
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Minimum Image Object Size in macOS Pages 7.1?

OK - fixed it... If you select an image from the Media browser, you HAVE to select 'Other' to select your image otherwise the image you end up with WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BE RESIZED BELOW A MINIMAL ...
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Does Pages support LaTeX extensions?

Pages does not support loading LaTeX packages (they're not called plugins, but packages in LaTeX terminology). So you cannot just load up for example chemfig from CTAN that you mention. Apple ...
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Is there a hack for "Save As..." command?

You can save the current document in Pages, Numbers and Keynote to a new location with Option Shift Command S. Holding down Option when the File menu is revealed will display Save As... in the place ...
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Need Mac Numbers & Pages for Mojave

Running on Mojave, a quick test of deleting Pages reveals that I cannot download the latest version from the App Store's main pages, but if I go to the list of "Purchased" apps in my Account,...
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How can I add a margin to a table cell in Pages?

In the format pane, go to text, layout and adjust text inset.
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How to change the spell check language in Pages 5?

This is actually an OS X issue and not a Pages issue since Pages uses the system dictionaries. You can use this support article to find the answer: http://help.apple.com/pages/mac/5.2/#/tanf3d8c3e49 ...
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Command-Shift-Option-V in Pages

ALL have the same problem! Solution is simple, but it takes 3 years of hate for this bug! Just go to System settings -> keyboard -> shortcuts-> add shortcut (add new) all applications menu title: "...
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What is the difference between "Learn" and "Ignore" in spell checkers

"Learn" means you are teaching this word to the machine so it knows the word for the future and even suggests you the word if you type it slightly wrong in the future. "Ignore" means that the machine ...
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How to insert a vector notation in Keynote/Pages?

You can hunt for things like this in the [badly renamed] Emoji & Symbols [Character] viewer. System Prefs > Keyboard > Keyboard & enable it in the Menu Bar; it will then be more easily ...
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