Rules for text in iWork Pages

Rules in desktop publishing are usually lines. These lines are different from the lines used in underlined text because they are used for decoration and not for text formatting.

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Creating and working with columns in iWork Pages

Using columns in documents started in the early days of print to accommodate manual typesetting. Columns are used today for advertising on print and web media. Columns provide space for more headlines on a page and they facilitate the reading of the text by making the number of words we need to read across a column shorter.

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Table of contents in iWork Pages

Pages can easily create a table of contents. To properly create a table of contents we need to consistently apply the paragraph style that will be used to create the table of contents. Pages uses paragraph styles to dynamically create the table of contents. The table of contents is automatically updated each time a paragraph style used for the table of contents is applied in the document.

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Formatting table of contents in iWork Pages

In Pages, we can create a table of contents to help readers navigate through long documents. These table of contents are easy to create and update. Once the table of contents is created, it can be formatted by changing the font, font size, color and other text options. We can also align the page numbers so it looks more like a traditional table of contents.

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Working with sections in iWork Pages

Section breaks in long documents is a good way to separate pages that need special formatting. For example, one set of pages may need pages that are numbered with roman numerals and others that need regular numbers or even letters instead of numbers. Sections can separate pages that need to be formatted with more than one column from pages that need to be formatted with just one column. Sections can also be used to have […]

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