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Can't get rid of vertical line in Pages '08

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Neal Fox Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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Nov 21, 2012 9:05 AM

I add a text box to a blank page and paste in or type in some text.

 

There's a verticle line running the height of the paragraph (or single line) that I can't get rid of.

Also, the text appears blue even though it's supposed to be black. When I select the text and check the color it says it's black.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,270 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 9:40 AM (in response to Neal Fox)

    Neal,

     

    A screen shot might help us to determine what is going on there.

     

    Jerry

  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 11:24 AM (in response to Neal Fox)

    Screen shot is not visible here.

    Note the line in red above the composition space when you are writing a message.

    Insertion of screen shots (or other images) must be done by clicking the camera icon, then following the on-screen steps.

     

    Regards,

    Barry

  • Jeff Shenk Level 4 Level 4 (2,005 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:16 PM (in response to Neal Fox)

    Both of your screenshots show up here, but the forum software has been having problems with images lately.

     

    If the text were struckthrough, it would look like a deleted paragraph with change tracking enabled. (On Pages '09, anyway.)

  • Jeff Shenk Level 4 Level 4 (2,005 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:21 PM (in response to Jeff Shenk)

    Or, an added paragraph, since it isn't struck through. (I don't use change tracking, and I didn't think the tracking would show up when you print.)

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,270 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:28 PM (in response to Neal Fox)

    Neal,

     

    The line on the left looks like a "paragraph border", but it's not a type of border that can be set in Pages, so I'm not sure you can simply turn it off, but it's worth a try, in Text Inspector > More tab, Borders and Rules.

     

    Another thing to try is to Copy the text,  open a fresh blank template and Paste and Match Style into the new document. That should clear the odd format.

     

    When you Paste to a Pages document from the web, and sometimes from other word processors, you may carry in formatting codes that aren't native to the receiving document. It's usually good practice to Paste and Match Style when introducing outside content and to then style the content in Pages. That should also take care of the color problems.

     

    Jerry

  • Jeff Shenk Level 4 Level 4 (2,005 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 1:09 PM (in response to Neal Fox)

    Did you try looking in the Edit menu to see if you could turn change tracking off?

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,270 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 1:56 PM (in response to Neal Fox)

    Neal Fox wrote:

     

    OK. Opened a new document and copies with match style. The text comes out right.

    Then I figured I could copy that and paste and match style into the original document. Nope!

    Once it's in the original it comes out blue and with the line.

     

    If it helps, the original is nothing but jpegs on every page. It's a child's picture book. I'm trying to put the front pages in, which are only text. I didn't copy from the internet, but typed into a text box. No pasting from another document either.

     

    Thanks.

    Neal,

     

    When you did the Copy and Paste and Match Style back into the "Original Document", that reverted the style. What you should have done when returning was a straight Paste.

     

    Jerry

  • Jeff Shenk Level 4 Level 4 (2,005 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 2:43 PM (in response to Neal Fox)

    I think it is mostly for collaborative writing or editor/writer collaboration. You indicate the changes you'd like to make and your collaborator can choose to accept or reject the changes. If you work by yourself it probably isn't that useful.

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,270 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 4:40 PM (in response to Jeff Shenk)

    Jeff,

     

    Doh!

     

    Nice job.

     

    Jerry

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