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can't insert or duplicate blank pages?!!

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tedtv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 20, 2013 3:11 PM

I"m using Pages 09 and I notice that you can't insert blank pages where you want. They appear at the bottom of the page. Not cool. In addition, to bypass this I thought I would duplicate a page and then just erase the content. Doesn't work! When you duplicate a page it duplicates all the pages in the document. This doesn't make sense. Can someone explain how to insert a blank page anywhere in my 44 page document without it appearing at the the end or duplicating a single page and not every page?

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), FCPX 10.05, iPhone 4Gs
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 3:16 PM (in response to tedtv)

    A new blank page will appear at the end of the Section you are in.

     

    Menu > Insert > Section Break

     

    where you want the new page, then try again.

     

    or

     

    Menu > Insert > Page Break

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 3:41 PM (in response to tedtv)

    You insert the break into the Text, not the thumbnails which only show what the pages look like.

     

    The yellow border shows you the current Section.

     

    Sounds like you just want a Page Break anyway.

     

    Peter

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,775 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 9:50 PM (in response to tedtv)

    You are treating a word processing document as a page layout document. Word processing documents add pages when need but Page layout you have to add pages. In WP you add content or delete content and the pages adjust accordingly. That is the beauti with WP documents. This you can't do with old typewriters. So if you need a blank page withou anything on you can insert a Page breake or Section break but they will make a beakk in the text flow.

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,775 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 9:17 AM (in response to tedtv)

    That is right. You still have to insert page or sections breaks. If you add two page breaks you will get a blank page. What are you going to do with the blank page?

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,205 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 9:07 AM (in response to tedtv)

    Ted,

     

    It's not weird. As Peter notes, you can't shuffle pages within a Section, or drop a 1-page section into the middle of another section. Very basic rules.

     

    Jerry

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 2:43 PM (in response to Jerrold Green1)

    A shame really, because I always like to scramble the order of text in all my documents, just in case someone can work out what I've been talking about, or decipher the spelling and grammar.

     

    Peter

  • Yellowbox Level 4 Level 4 (3,920 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 3:03 PM (in response to fruhulda)

    fruhulda wrote:

     

    What are you going to do with the blank page?

     

    Write this page is intentionally blank?

     

    Ian.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 4:01 PM (in response to Yellowbox)

    But then it wouldn't be blank!

     

    Maybe:

     

    "This page is intentionally blank. Ignore this message"?

     

    Peter

     

    PS I was thinking of dragging the words in this post out of order, but thought maybe people might not be able to follow it then.

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,205 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 10:09 AM (in response to tedtv)

    tedtv wrote:

     

    Well on a different note how do I turn off or delete page numbers? LOL The inspector doesn't give you that option and there is nothing in preferences or style manager. just don't have microsoft word. Figure I'd bug all of you just one more time.

    Select the page number, hit the Delete key.

     

    Jerry

  • Mike Boone Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2013 3:27 PM (in response to Jerrold Green1)

    Hello Jerry,

     

    I see you talking about a feature that seems to be missing from the new Pages release and hope you can help?

     

    New Pages no longer allows SECTIONS (in thumbnail view window) to be re-arranged like before? You could drag and drop sections (as in PAge view you mention) within your document the same way you could drag and drop pages in Preview's PDF documents. So how do you re-arrnage your document now?

     

    ALSO

     

    You used to be able to duplicate/copy a section/page by draging it with OPTION-LEFT-CLICK to a space below or above in the thumbnial window. The same way it works in PREVIEW in a PDF document. Did I miss something or is this also a bug?!

     

    These were extremely helpful to me and I hope many others. Can anyone help!?

     

    Thanks :-)

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