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Shift-Tab to decrease indent level in list not working.

340 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2014 4:23 PM by joshuaiz RSS
joshuaiz Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Feb 4, 2014 6:30 PM

I really can't say it any clearer: when I press Shift-Tab to decrease the indent level (for example in an outline-style list), it is not decreasing the indent level.


This is for Pages 5.1/Mavericks 10.9.1


This used to work in iWork '09 but I just tried it in Pages '09 and I get a error beep.


The only thing I can think of is that there is some accessibility or other command that is overriding this but I can't figure out what.


Any ideas?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,455 points)

    It is working for me. I tried Numbered, Letter and Harvard lists.


    The only place it doesn't work is in tables where it jumps cells.


    What do you actually mean by "Outline style list"?



  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,455 points)



    command ] is right align text


    command [ is left align text



  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,455 points)

    Sorry me without my glasses and not thinking as I automatically add shift with muscle memory.


    You are right.


    btw command [ and ] are working for me as well.


    Where abouts is the problem occurring?


    I have tried it in regular text and in tables in Pages 5.1.


    Have you any 3rd party software that could be cutting in?



  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,455 points)

    Only you know what you have installed on your Mac.


    In Pages 5.1


    Menu > Pages > Preferences > General > Editing > Automatically detect lists




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