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550 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 21, 2007 2:29 PM by ashlander
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2007 8:01 AM (in response to porch_rocking)To create a background in Pages, simply create a square object of the appropriate colour and stretch it to cover the space, sending it behind the other objects if necessary.
As for overlapping images, this is also possible -- insert your new image, and in the Wrap Inspector ensure that the image is Fixed to Page (and you will likely want to turn text wrapping off). Do note that most template photos are "placeholders", which means that if you drag a photo directly on top of them, this new image will replace the placeholder. However, if you drag a photo to somewhere else on the document, then move it to the placeholder image, the placeholder should remain.PowerMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
I tried that with the background, however anytime I put something over it, my background vanished. I do I 'send' something behind other objects?
Also whats the wrap inspector and how to a fix it to a page?Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2007 9:05 AM (in response to porch_rocking)Hello porch_rocking
To get the wrap inspector, do View>Show Inspector. You will see little icons below the title of the floating window. The third from the left is the wrap inspector. It controls how the selected graphic interacts with text flow.
It sounds like your 'background graphic' didn't have Fixed on page selected and object causes wrap unchecked.
I'd recommend that you have a look at the pdf user manual accessible from the first of the help pages. It has pretty good tutorial material on how to use graphics in a Pages document.
Good luckiMac 17" Flat Panel (OS X 10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2007 2:29 PM (in response to porch_rocking)to Porch rocking concerning background color
This involves creating a text box and filling it in with text and color.
If you already have the text, then select and and cut it. Now, place your cursor in the margin, outside the text area. Go to Menu and select Insert. Go down list and select Text. This places a box on your page which you can then resize and drag to the size you want. Paste in your text.
Now, open Inspector, then open Graphic Inspector (square and circle icon). Under Fill, click arrows to the right of None and select Color Fill. Select white box, this reveals the color chart where you can choose your background color.
AshlanderiMac G4, Mac OS X (10.4.5)