Okay, I created this document that has 3 pages. 99.9% of the content is either text boxes, shapes, or images. The only standard text that I have is the title which I placed where the header would be, but it's not an actual header. I've had to move elements around a bit so along the way I apparently added a page break into one of the pages which has linked the two pages for all eternity. I did not add the page break from the menu, apparently copy/paste or duplicate must have done it... either that or dragging an element from one page to another does it. Whatever the case, I'm stuck with linked pages that need to be separated. When I say linked, I mean they show up in thumbnail view as two pages surrounded by a yellow outline.
The problem is, no matter what I do, I can't separate these two pages so that I can delete one or move it to a new location in the page thumbnails... it deletes or moves the other page with it. I've tried adding section breaks but all it does is add a new separate page below the linked pages, it doesn't separate the linked pages. Page break just inserts another page to the linked chain that I am trying to break up. I tried creating a new blank page and copying the content into it, the problem gets copied with it. I tried dragging the content to the new page, the problem gets dragged with it. I tried duplicating the content and then dragging it to the page, the problem gets dragged with it. About the only thing I haven't done is deleted the entire document and started completely over from scratch. To be quite honest, I've spent more time trying to fix this problem then it took to create the orginal document.
So, what did I do to create this mess? I don't EVER want to repeat the same mistake because apparently it's a done deal once you do it.
And if anyone has a solution to this mess, I'd love to hear it because EVERYTHING I've tried thus far just perpetuates the problem, it doesn't fix it.
Running Pages '09 version 4.1 (923)
Apple if you are listening, you have a real problem with this software as I am not the only one who has run into this. I'd like to disable whatever feature it is that creates this problem because apparently I don't want to linke all my pages for all eternity. I'm sure I'm not the only one.