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Creating a merge document in Pages 09

271 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 17, 2013 4:56 PM by PeterBreis0807 RSS
altv Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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Feb 17, 2013 12:31 PM

In trying to learn how Pages operates, I have been looking at creating a Merge document using my Contacts Book. So far so good.

 

I am trying to get a list of names and addresses so that a round robin can be created, but in selecting the necessary fields to use I find they are all in the American terminology! When creating an input into Contacts, it is showing the UK method, i.e County and Post Code etc. but not when I go to Inspector and try and insert the field. Is there a way of changing the standard field name in the drop down menu?

 

Thanks

 

altv

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,280 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 12:50 PM (in response to altv)

    You can create your own fields in Contacts.

     

    I am not currently in Mountain Lion but in Address Book it is:

     

    Menu > Card > Add Field > Edit

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,280 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 1:04 PM (in response to altv)

    It would appear that that hasn't been customised.

     

    Apple apparently doesn't have enough cash in its kitty to do a lot of this basic stuff.

     

    e.g. Apple has a so called "Australian" dictionary in Pages, that doesn't recognise Anzac amongst a host of Australian words. Why? Because it is nothing but the British dictionary relabelled.

     

    Microsoft on the other hand…

     

    If you want to ensure it looks right in Pages you can use the word Postcode in the text, select it:

     

    Inspector > Link > Merge > Choose > Contacts Book > click on the + > call it Postcode > Link it to Work/Home ZIP

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,280 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 4:56 PM (in response to altv)

    Then save it as a template:

     

    File > Edit > Save as Template

     

    You can also copy and paste the merge.

     

    Peter

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