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How to move between columns in Pages

1438 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 15, 2013 7:53 PM by jimhaynes RSS
jimhaynes Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Apr 15, 2013 5:17 PM

I have created a word processing document in Pages with 2 columns.  I can not seem to move the cursor from column 1 to column 2.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion, MacBook Air, IPad v1, Apple TV v2
  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    Apr 15, 2013 6:22 PM (in response to jimhaynes)

    Columns in a word processor document continue to the bottom of the page. When text fills the left column, it continues from the top of the second column.

     

    You can force a jump to the next column before the end of the column by inserting a column break. Go Insert > Column Break.

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    Regards,

    Barry

  • Yellowbox Level 4 Level 4 (3,990 points)
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    Apr 15, 2013 7:22 PM (in response to jimhaynes)

    Hi Jim,

     

    You can't type anything in the second column until the first column fills and spills to the second column.

     

    If Barry's suggestion of a column break does not suit your need, perhaps a two-column table will. A table is also easier to line up items in the two columns if that is what you want. Hide the table cell borders if you wish.

     

    Regards,

    Ian.

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