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How can I insert/move a table cell in Pages?

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KonKrypton Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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Jun 30, 2013 2:31 PM

I'm making labels for tab dividers (specifically, for dividers in comic book boxes) and I'm trying to figure out how I can insert an empty cell in the table. Or move the other cells over/down and have them "wrap" from the end of the row to the beginning of the next row if neccessary. Can this be done?

Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 1TB iTunes HD/2Tb Time Machine HD
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,215 points)
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    Jun 30, 2013 3:04 PM (in response to KonKrypton)

    Why use a Table?

     

    Just use tabs and then all you need do is type a tab with another label.

     

    Peter

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,120 points)
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    Jun 30, 2013 4:49 PM (in response to KonKrypton)

    Kon,

     

    Select the table cell that you wish to blank (Click once on it) and press Command-X. Select the cell where you want to put the deleted cell content and press Command-V.

     

    Jerry

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,215 points)
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    Jul 1, 2013 1:19 AM (in response to KonKrypton)

    KonKrypton wrote:

     

    Thanks, Peter, but I need the vertical spacing of a table to hit the labels right, so that won't work.

     

    Sorry? What is stopping you simply positioning the text where you want it on the paper either vertically or horizontally?

     

    A series of index tabs is hardly super taxing.

     

    Peter

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,120 points)
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    Jul 1, 2013 7:36 AM (in response to KonKrypton)

    KonKrypton wrote:

     

    Jerrold, I can do that, but I was hoping for a way to "scootch over" the cells so I can keep them in order. That would require me to cut and paste every cell from the target cell to the end of the document (or page). I have a feeling that what I'm looking for doesn't exist.

     

    Thanks, I appreciate the idea.

    Kon,

     

    It would be easy to move a group of rows, but there's no way to get it to snake down or up. This is a 2-D array, not not a linear array that has been meandered into a rectangle. You could write an expression to do this, but it would take several steps, and would involve a second table. You could also write an Applescript to do what you want. All of this seems a lot of work for what, as Peter notes, seems a rather simple result.

     

    Jerry

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