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

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
  • 1. Re: Creating a merge document in Pages 09
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,640 points)

    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

  • 2. Re: Creating a merge document in Pages 09
    altv Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Peter

     

    It is not the same in ML, but in Edit in there, It will only allow me to change what I already have there. i.e. the name or address etc. Not what is contained in the Drop Down menus in Inspector/Merge for selecting the field.

     

    I thought that if my machine is set for UK, as everything is, it would put the UK version in the Drop Downs!

     

    Thanks

     

    altv

  • 3. Re: Creating a merge document in Pages 09
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,640 points)

    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

  • 4. Re: Creating a merge document in Pages 09
    altv Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Peter

     

    I have tried what you suggested  and it certainly worked. But as you say, there is no means of creating that in the Drop Down box which means, of course, that that setting would have to be done each and every time I wanted to send a missive to a different contact group or individual, unless there is a means of saving it as a template.

     

    Thanks

     

    altv

  • 5. Re: Creating a merge document in Pages 09
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,640 points)

    Then save it as a template:

     

    File > Edit > Save as Template

     

    You can also copy and paste the merge.

     

    Peter