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Adding blank pages within a PagesDoc ?

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Mr. Seek Help Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 23, 2011 6:01 PM

I have made a pages-document of 8 pages ... I want to add a page between pages 5 and 6. In other words, I will create a new page (which will be

page 6 and the former page 6 will become page 7).

 

I have tried everything to create a page within the document.  When I click on the create-page or whatever it is called and click on it, then

the blank page appears way at the end of the document (where I do not want it).

 

In the thumbnail section to the left side there is a yellow rectangular box which encompasses all of the pages which does not allow me to delete individual pages.

 

I have tried putting at the end of each page a Space/and/or page Breaker but that has not worked (under the insert tab). Perhaps I am not doing that correctly ?

 

I am sure there is an easy solution to this because this must be such a common problem.

 

Please help !  I need to finish a report soon and I need to add some pages within the completed text and to delete a few also.  Many many thanks. I need a Mac Angel      Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the USA but can anyone in the world solve this simple problem for me.

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  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,450 points)
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    Nov 23, 2011 6:13 PM (in response to Mr. Seek Help)

    Menu > Insert > Page Break x2

     

    or simply keep typing at that point till it makes the aditional page. It is text that fills and creates pages.

     

    To get rid of a page that you don't want, get rid of what is causing it:

     

    Menu > View > Show Invisibles

     

    Delete the return, space, tab, Page Break, Section Break etc

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,450 points)
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    Nov 23, 2011 7:36 PM (in response to Mr. Seek Help)

    x2 was times two, I assumed you want a blank page.

     

    So now we have a colored text box on the page!

     

    If you want to tint the page you have to make sure that that object has wrap turned off as it will otherwise push text away from itself.

     

    It also sounds like you have been hammering away at returns to make pages fit where you want them. You use formatting and breaks to do that, not insert rubbery things like returns, tabs and spaces.

     

    Click on my blue name and email me the document and I'll fix it for you.

     

    Peter

     

    PS +10 GMT

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,830 points)
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    Nov 23, 2011 9:52 PM (in response to Mr. Seek Help)

    Are you using word processing or page layout document???

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,830 points)
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    Nov 23, 2011 10:27 PM (in response to Mr. Seek Help)

    You are welcome!

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,450 points)
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    Nov 23, 2011 10:32 PM (in response to Mr. Seek Help)

    Don

     

    Glad you are happy, but you do realise Layout is just WP but with a list of things that don't work?

     

    It is not what I would choose for a wordy report, which has lots of text that flows from page to page.

     

    In Layout documents you will need to create textboxes on every page and link them. Once you have linked them, you will encounter similar problems to those you had in WP.

     

    Reports usually need footnotes, endnotes, bookmarks and Table of Contents, none of which are available in Layout.

     

    The concept of a WP document being a river of text that flows through the pages, from front to back, is not a difficult one.

     

    Word Processing on the computer is not like a typewriter where you just shuffle the pieces of paper (out of order). If there are logical (section) breaks that make sense, then you can drag and rearrange the pages in WP anyway.

     

    Just as in any manuscript you cut and paste text to where you want it, or use the Outline view to organise and rearrange the content in an hierarchical method. You don't drag off a page midsentence and stick it somewhere else.

     

    Peter

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,830 points)
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    Nov 23, 2011 10:40 PM (in response to Mr. Seek Help)

    To add to Peters description(I prefer WP docs too) I now like to respond to the first few lines you wrote "I have made a pages-document of 8 pages ... I want to add a page between pages 5 and 6. In other words, I will create a new page (which will be page 6 and the former page 6 will become page 7)."

     

    In a WP doc you do not first add a page and then write. You insert you cursor where you want to add the new text and start writing or Paste text from another part of the document. Any already existing text after the cursor will be pushed further down and Pages will add pages as needed.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,450 points)
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    Nov 23, 2011 11:08 PM (in response to Mr. Seek Help)

    Entering a section break or page break, where you want one, is not that hard surely? You type returns to divide paragraphs.

     

    It must be a very odd report that every page stands on its own and has no text that flows from one page to the next, nor does it matter what order the text it goes in. You may have noticed that all of Apple's Report templates are WP.

    Mr. Seek Help wrote:

     

    Apple phone support, as you know, is non-existence for Pages.

     

    If you have AppleCare you have telephone support on everything to do with your Mac, including Pages.

     

    Peter

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,830 points)
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    Nov 24, 2011 5:02 AM (in response to Mr. Seek Help)

    bilden 2011-11-24 kl. 13.57.20.png

    Next image will show added text in red and how the black text got pushed to a new page. This is word processing. If you really need a blank page in the middle of a document you add the section break but most of the time you do not need it.

    bilden 2011-11-24 kl. 13.57.52.png

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