4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 24, 2009 2:55 AM by fruhulda
rickyv Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
I tried cutting and pasting some text from Safari--about 9 pages worth of text--to Pages, but it only pasted 2 pages. Is this a Snow Leopard problem? Or should I consider installing Word now?

MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • 1. Re: cannot cut and paste text completely in Pages
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,620 points)
    Have you tried any alternatives at all to really determine the problem, whatever it may be?

    Like pasting it into another program such as *TextEdit, Bean or iTextExpress* ?

    iTextExpress for a start gives you a pageless mode where there are no page margins to cut off extra wide content.

    Have you checked if the text has not popped somewhere, but actually is in Pages?

    Have you noticed at what point the text has broken off and if there is any special about that?

    Have you tried pasting it into a demo of Word to see if it actually is a solution?

    The Mac universe does extend beyond Pages and Word:

    http://www.freeforum101.com/iworktipsntrick/viewtopic.php?t=47&mforum=iworktipsn trick

    Peter
  • 2. Re: cannot cut and paste text completely in Pages
    rickyv Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
    I pasted the text into TextEdit, then tried opening the RTF file with Pages. Same result: just 2 pages of text. The text seems to be cut off at the end of the second page. I tried selecting the text in Pages and changed the font size. More of the text showed up when I reduced the font size. And the word count shows 4,475. That means the rest of the text is somewhere in the Pages document, except that it's not being displayed. Seems like a Pages glitch.

    I paid for this application so I expect it to work. Thanks for the suggestions though.
  • 3. Re: cannot cut and paste text completely in Pages
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,620 points)
    Try *iText Express* or TextEdit with +Wrap to Window+.

    I suspect you are hitting a page which simply doesn't fit between Page's margins.

    You could also paste into a much bigger Page's document, legal or A3 size, maybe landscape.

    Another alternative is paste and match style, which should strip off any graphics and fit it to the local formatting.

    Peter
  • 4. Re: cannot cut and paste text completely in Pages
    fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,110 points)
    When I copy/paste from a browser I always use TextEdit as I get all the text and images that way. Pages seems to past in tables or maybe text boxes depending on how the web pages were built from the beginning. I haven't so far found a workable work around yet.