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Pages WP anomaly

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Jack Benlow1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Apr 18, 2013 8:48 PM

I am composing a lengthy A4 WP file in Pages 09 (version 4.1). 

For some reason after 120 pages the mouse cannot be used to position the cursor anywhere in the two bottom lines. The cursor disappears and the Inspector (T) window  displays blank for these bottom lines. The lines can be typed OK, but the only way I can make changes is to select a line above until the cursor appears and then move it downwards with the arrow keys.

I get the same result with both an Apple and a Logitech mouse.

It doesn’t matter where I set the margins, or whether or not I insert a footer.

Bottom lines on earlier pages in the document behave normally. It seems you have to be working with a long document to experience this anomaly.

Any comments, anyone?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Yellowbox Level 4 Level 4 (3,870 points)
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    Apr 19, 2013 4:49 AM (in response to Jack Benlow1)

    Hi Jack,

     

    It seems you have to be working with a long document to experience this anomaly.

     

    Pages will do that with lengthy documents. I suggest you copy and paste parts of your document into a number of separate documents. Save them in a new folder. Think of these documents as 'chapters' of a 'book'.

     

    Regards,

    Ian.

  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    Apr 20, 2013 4:51 PM (in response to Jack Benlow1)

    Hi Jack,

     

    You wrote:

    "All the bells and whistles that operate Pages are functional and the missing cursor problem disappears."

     

    Only the bells and whistles that are also supported in MS Word will survive the translation to and from the Word file format. Apparently your document doesn't contain any features that are not cross-platform/application compatible.

     

    "I suppose when your long doc is complete you can save it again back to Pages."

     

    If you have edited your document in Pages, it is a Pages document. When you save it, it will be a Pags file, unless you choose to save it in MS Word format.

    "As a postscript I think it's high time Apple did something about this!"

     

    Then you should send that thought to Apple, which does not actively monitor these forums except to ensure compliance with the terms of use. Use the feedback channel, accessed by choosing Provide Numbers Feedback in the Application ("Numbers") menu. Click on the menu item, then choose Bug Report as the type of Feedback.

     

    Regards,

    Barry

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