1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 10, 2008 8:16 AM by KOENIG Yvan
m0thr4 Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
Bit embarassed by this one, as it's something that's easy in other word processing programs. I'm working on my first Pages document, which contains a table that has text pasted in from a website. This means the text in the table cells is a different font to that of the rest of the document.

I want to make sure all text in my document is a particular font (at least), but Cmd+a only selects any text that is not in a table. There seems to be no way to include text in tables, or even a way to change the format of all text in a particular table (MS Word allows the whole table to be highlighted for example).

I've searched the built-in help and found "To select all text in a document, choose Edit > Select All." This does not work as tables are excluded from this selection. If tried some of the other suggestions, such as holding down shift while selecting text in tables, but as soon as I get to the end of the text in one cell, the selection disappears.

Can anyone help?

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  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,790 points)
    m0thr4 wrote:
    I want to make sure all text in my document is a particular font (at least), but Cmd+a only selects any text that is not in a table. There seems to be no way to include text in tables, or even a way to change the format of all text in a particular table (MS Word allows the whole table to be highlighted for example).


    A double click in a cell selects it so you may enter what you wish in it.

    Select the cell A1 then, pressing the shift key, click in the right-bottom cell.
    Doing that you will get every table's cells selected which gives the ability to apply global attributes.

    I've searched the built-in help and found "To select all text in a document, choose Edit > Select All." This does not work as tables are excluded from this selection. If tried some of the other suggestions, such as holding down shift while selecting text in tables, but as soon as I get to the end of the text in one cell, the selection disappears.


    My guess is that some words are missing in the Help. Select All selects all the text … of the text layer.

    We must apply the settings to the text layer, to each text box, to each table.

    Of course, you may _Go to "Provide Pages Feedback" in the "Pages" menu_, describe what you wish.
    Then, cross your fingers, and wait _at least_ for iWork'09

    Yvan KOENIG (from FRANCE vendredi 10 octobre 2008 17:16:06)