3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2013 10:08 PM by bigbookjoe
bigbookjoe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am formating a manuscript for publication. It has gone back and forth between AppleWorks, MS Word, iWork, and OpenOffice for several years.

 

Now I have a black line approximately 1/8" to the left of every formatted paragraph. I cannot find the setting to eliminate that line. Searching the manual and database does not appear to answer this problem.

 

A little help?


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • 1. Re: black line on left side of text
    Yellowbox Level 5 Level 5 (4,565 points)

    Hi Joe,

     

    It has gone back and forth between AppleWorks, MS Word, iWork, and OpenOffice for several years.

     

    Your manuscript has been through the mill!

     

    I suggest that you clean it up by converting it to plain text.

     

    In Pages, Menu > Edit > Select All

     

    and then Copy.

     

    Open a text editor, such as TextEdit, and Paste.

     

    You will lose the formatting - and perhaps those black lines?

     

    You may also lose graphics.

     

    Select All and Copy in your text editor, then Paste into a new, blank Pages document.

     

    Any good? Have the black lines gone?

     

    Now reapply the formatting!

     

    Regards,

    Ian.

     

    Message was edited by: Yellowbox. You may also lose graphics.

  • 2. Re: black line on left side of text
    Jeff Shenk Level 4 Level 4 (2,115 points)

    That sounds like the way Change Tracking (from the Edit menu) marks changed paragraphs.

     

    Try selecting Turn Off Tracking in the Edit menu.

  • 3. Re: black line on left side of text
    bigbookjoe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    We hae a winner. It was Trackin. Duh. Makes me feel dumb, but an accomplished kind of dumb. Thanks, Jeff.