- Create some shapes in Apple Pages.
- Go to ‘Arrange’ and make sure ‘Stay on Page’ is selected. (Not ‘Move with Text’).
- Select the shapes you want to join. (Command-click to select more than one shape).
- From the ‘Insert’ Menu choose ‘Insert Connection Line’ and it will join the shapes with a line.
- Move the shapes around and the line will move with them!
Last month I described a bug in Apple Pages which caused Pages to place hidden color information in greyscale documents. This is fine if you are printing at home but if you take those documents to a commercial printer you will be charged at color copy rates instead of black and white. At our local Officeworks store this means paying 65 cents per page instead of 8 cents.
Today Apple support contacted me to say that they are very sorry but that this is not a bug. It is the way the software was designed. Apple Pages cannot print a greyscale document. It can only print in color. They suggested that I could put in a ‘feature request’ to request that Pages print in greyscale.
This is outrageous. Apple in its software clearly gives the impression that it is printing in greyscale. When users discover the extra costs they have been incurring this potentially opens Apple to litigation. The color selector tools in Pages are clearly misleading. Let me explain.
A bug in Appleâ€™s OS X printing software could see consumers unknowingly pay thousands of dollars extra in printing bills. The bug causes some black and white documents to be billed as colour documents by an attached printer. Businesses on a commercial printing plan will be potentially paying thousands of dollars extra in printing bills.
The bug causes some black and white documents to be billed as colour documents by an attached printer.
Summary: Here’s an app that will let you read an Apple Pages document on an Android phone.
To type the copyright symbol simply hold down the option key and press the ‘g’ key. Option-g will type the copyright symbol in any program. This works in Mail, Pages, Microsoft Word, Keynote etc.
I was recently given a Pages document to print for someone but the picture was too dark. In this articleÂ I described how to get a photo out of keynote, so I thought I’d give it a go with Pages – it worked! Â I was able to extract the Photo as full resolution, edit it in Photos App, then put it back in the Pages document to print. Here’s how.
I was in a rush to do some graphic design last week and I went searching for pre-made design templates for Pages. The last time I did this it was a waste of time – the ‘professional’ templates were, well, my kids could do a better job. This time though I found some stunning templates.