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How can I banish Sections entirely from Pages?

374 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2013 7:58 AM by giorni RSS
giorni Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Jan 3, 2013 2:51 PM

They always stop me doing what I need to do - prinicipally, just moving single pages around to change the order.  Is there any way to switch Sections off by default?  Or, to kill them in Terminal??

 

Please help me to do this, some kind person!

 

Many thanks,

MacBook Air (11-inch Late 2010), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), early 2011 model with SSD
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 3:06 PM (in response to giorni)

    If you have the kind of work that every single page ends at the bottom of the page with no connection to the next, use Layout mode templates. Each page is a section on its own and you can drag them wherever you want.

     

    You will have to create textboxes to type into however and will not be able to have footnotes or a T.O.C.

     

    Otherwise just insert a Section Break at the foot of every page.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 3:28 PM (in response to giorni)

    As you have discovered Section Breaks define the end of a Section, just as paragraph breaks define the end of a paragraph.

     

    That is standard behavior in all programs I know of.

     

    Peter

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,770 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 10:08 PM (in response to giorni)

    When you are using the Word processing document you don't move pages around you move parts of the content. That is the beauty of word processing. Select the content you want moved > Cut (Cmd + X) > click the insertion point where you want to have the content > Paste (Cmd + P)

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 4:11 AM (in response to giorni)

    That is why you Capture a layout in a Word Processing document to reuse it.

     

    Menu > Format > Advanced > Capture Pages

     

    These are Master Pages. They are what Pages presents as alternative Sections in the templates.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 7:06 AM (in response to giorni)

    Giorni

     

    You may find this resource useful in learning new ways to get things done in Pages:

     

    http://www.freeforum101.com/iworktipsntrick/

     

    Peter

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