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how do i specify a custom view percentage in Pages?

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Is there a way to get to 175% view in Pages, particularly using Full Screen?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,730 points)

    No, the option doesn't exist but you can try using Fit width and pull the window handle until you get 175%. The snag is that you can set it in the preferences. You have do set it on each document.

     

    You can change it in the com.apple.iwork.pages.plist. I just can't remember where I got the plist opening application from though

     

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  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Jul 27, 2011 9:37 AM (in response to fruhulda)

    AFIK, the plist editor is part of the developer tools. You should be able to install them from the disks that came with the Mac.

     

    iMac, Mac OS X (10.7), iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, MacBook Pro, G5
  • Dale Gillard Level 5 Level 5 (4,365 points)

    Well if you're comfortable with AppleScript you could use line 1 below to set the Zoom to 175%.

     

    Line 2 has Pages go into Full Screen mode with the front document.NB That this is not Lion's full screen mode, but the 'old' style we had before Lion.

     

    tell front window of application "Pages" to set view scale to 175

    tell front window of application "Pages" to set full screen to true

     

     

     

    Or combining the two lines into one command:

     

    tell front window of application "Pages"

              set view scale to 175

              set full screen to true

    end tell


     

     

    You could also write a script to reverse these commands.

     

    Cheers.

     

    Dale

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    Jul 28, 2011 10:18 AM (in response to Peggy)

    Hi Peggy

     

    The developer tools delivered with 10.6 can't be used under Lion.

     

    In the Developer tools which may be used under Lion, There is no Property List application.

    If I understood well, its features are now embedded in the Xcode app.

     

    I tried to run the 'old' Property List Editor (v 5.3) under Lion but nada, it refuse to start.

     

    Maybe Dale Gillard know a tip to get rid of that

     

    Happily, there is a free alternative.

     

    Pref Setter.app available at :

    http://www.nightproductions.net/prefsetter.html

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) jeudi 28 juillet 2011 19:17:47

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.0

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    To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)

    Hello Dale

     

    We may use a one liner

    tell front window of application "Pages" to set properties to {view scale:175, full screen:true}

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) jeudi 28 juillet 2011 19:22:43

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.0

    My iDisk is : <http://public.me.com/koenigyvan>


    Please : Search for questions similar to your own before submitting them to the community

     

    To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !

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