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how to have text half way along the page

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cmachine Calculating status...
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Apr 15, 2013 8:18 AM

For a contents page, i want the page content to the left, the page numbers further along the page to the right but on the same line, ive tried a few things but cant seem to get it to happen!

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,270 points)
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    Apr 15, 2013 9:21 AM (in response to cmachine)

    Have you tried setting a Right Hand tab on the ruler for the page number, which is the default setting?



  • Yellowbox Level 4 Level 4 (3,900 points)
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    Apr 15, 2013 9:53 AM (in response to cmachine)

    Hi cmachine,


    I don't know how to do this with an automatic Table of Contents (TOC) but this will work if you are doing a 'Hands-on' contents page (typing it yourself).


    Type a page content, then press the tab key, then type the page number. Press enter. Repeat for each 'chapter'.


    Drag to select all those paragraphs.


    Here is a screenshot. I have turned on Show Invisibles (View Menu) to show tabs and paragraph marks.


    Open Inspector > Text Tab > Tabs button:


    Screen Shot 2013-04-16 at 2.37.15 AM.png



    The ruler at the top shows the tab stop that I set by clicking on the ruler. Click on that tab stop in Inspector and choose Right (to make the page numbers align to the right).


    Have fun playing, and explore.


    The Pages User Guide is available from the Help Menu in Pages. Have a skim through it when you can. Well worth a read.




  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,725 points)
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    Apr 15, 2013 10:02 AM (in response to cmachine)

    Select the TOC content > add a tab stop on the ruler where you want your page numbers.

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