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how do I get the character styles drop down to stay visible?

359 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 13, 2014 3:40 PM by Tim Murray2 RSS
snappler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 26, 2013 2:22 AM

prior to Mavericks you could have the character styles draw open up on left or right and keep it visible, now you have to click a drop down each time you want to access one of the character styles to select it, this is an annoying 2 step procedure where I used to use a 1 step click.


how do I get the old behaviour back?



below I`d like to se this set of character styles visible at all times, not by clicking a drop down. Is that possible?


styles drawer.png

pages, numbers,keynote, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,215 points)

    Annoying Multi-Step Procedures (AMSPs) are to bring Pages 5 closer into line with the iOS and iCloud versions of Pages.


    If only they did this …but they don't.



  • dwb Level 6 Level 6 (19,675 points)

    snappler wrote:


    prior to Mavericks...

    I've seen a number of posters which, like Snappler, comment on Pages prior to Mavericks when what they really are talking about is the new Pages 5. Please don't feel like I'm picking on you, but I'd just like us all to be clear that Mavericks didn't change how Pages works. Apple developed a new program called Pages 5 which is very different from Pages 4. (Or Apple developed a suite of programs called iWork '13 which is very different from iWork '09. But we are focusing on Pages here. I haven't even begun to delve into the other two programs yet.)

  • comoxbc Calculating status...

    I have this same problem and request.  Make it visible, all the time. In fact, I use an older Pages on another computer, and complain there that you have to click a button to see styles on each document open.  Now I see it, and I have to click again to get drop-down!

  • VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (4,665 points)

    There is increased self-talk involved with Pages v5+ usage.

  • Tim Murray2 Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    Putting the Character Styles field in this position makes it appear as though the character style is part of the definition of the paragraph style.




    And is quite annoying to me that the Bullets & Lists settings are not really a part of the Paragraph's definition. In my messing around with it -- trying to make it work as most any other word processing or page layout application -- it seems one must always apply the B&L settings separately.


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