9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 22, 2011 6:55 AM by fruhulda
Elizabeth Kahn Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

How do you get a dotted underline in Pages? I also can't find a way to change line styles, just width.

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,120 points)

    You can one solid line, double line and or colour. You find that in the Font palette, Cmd + T.

     

    If you use a line object from the Shape icon in the toolbar can you in the Inspector palette > grapich tab > line change it to a dotted line.

  • Elizabeth Kahn Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Thanks for your reply, but it doesn't quite work when you are trying to underline a word with a dotted underline. It only works if you try to physically choose a graphics line in the context of writing your text. All I want to do is underline a word or have a dotted line between tabs. Any thoughts?

     

    You can do this in Word by going to the tools menu and actually putting adotted underline icon on the toolbar. But I'm having trouble formatting something else in this document and had to try Pages instead.

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,120 points)

    You asked about dotted underline and you got the answer.

    You didn't ask about tabbed leaders but those you can make dotted.

    Inspector palette > T tab > tabs > Leader > click on the button and choose the dotted one

     

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  • Elizabeth Kahn Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Actually, I added the question about the tab leader. Thanks for the answer. The dotted word underline issue, still isn't solved. I think Apple needs to simply add more drop-down menu items for underline styles, perhaps in the fonts menu. In any case, I wish I could wean myself of Word, but with all its problems–especially with tables. Another inconventience is having to go to the menu bar to undo,

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (74,115 points)

    Elizabeth Kahn wrote:

     

    I think Apple needs to simply add more drop-down menu items for underline styles,

     

    Tell them here:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/pages.html

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,780 points)

    Elizabeth Kahn wrote:

     

    Another inconventience is having to go to the menu bar to undo,

    Open your eyes and will no longer write such oddity.

    Undo has a shortcut standard in every applications since the creation of the macintosh !

     

    it's cmd + z

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) dimanche 21 août 2011 23:25:10

     

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.0

    My iDisk is : <http://public.me.com/koenigyvan>


    Please : Search for questions similar to your own before submitting them to the community

     

    To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !

  • Elizabeth Kahn Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    La communauté Mac est un forum d'échange des renseignements pas

    de faire des affronts aux interrogateurs.

     

    "Open your eyes and will no longer write such oddity."

    Si vous connaissiez mieux l'anglais, vous ne feriez pas telles fautes d'usage. Est-ce que je m'explique?

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,780 points)

    You miss a point : I answer what I want when I want.

     

    It's true that I'm far from mastering perfectly the English language but I continue to think that writing :

    Another inconventience is having to go to the menu bar to undo,

    about a feature available in Apple applications since the first delivery of macintosh is perfectly justifying my comment.

     

    Using my language I would wrote :

     

    Ouvrir les yeux vous aurait évité d'écrire une telle ânerie.

    La fonction "Annuler xxx" dispose du raccourci clavier cmd + z depuis la première livraison de macintosh en 1984.

    À bon entendeur …

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) lundi 22 août 2011 15:23:53

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.0

    My iDisk is : <http://public.me.com/koenigyvan>


    Please : Search for questions similar to your own before submitting them to the community

     

    To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,120 points)

    How can you say it is an issue? The dotted word line doesn't exist. End of story. That is the answer to your question. Tell Apple that you think they should add it.