- 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!
The “Create Booklet” PDF action stopped working when Mojave was released. It seems to be to do with Apple requiring an increased level of application signing. What this means is that the old version of Create Booklet (that was free) that I wrote about here no longer works. You need to download the new version from the Apple App Store. (It costs $20). I’m not sure if it’s worth $20 just to be able to make a booklet. It may be worth it to you. In my opinion it should be a feature that the built in OSX print driver can do. But for now I cannot find any free options to do this.
On a PC you can have 2 documents open in the same Microsoft Word window (just select ‘View Side by Side’ but you can’t do that on the Mac version of Word. I’ve just written to Microsoft to encourage them to add it to the Mac version. Feel free to join me if it’s something you think would be useful. Just go to the smiley face icon in the top right-hand corner of Microsoft Word and click on “tell us what can be better.”
Here’s what I wrote:
Iâ€™d love to see the â€˜View side by sideâ€™ feature in Word for Mac so you can see two documents in the same window. I see it is available on a PC. I know technically it is not what Apple recommends in there UI guidelines, but there are other OS X apps that allow multiple docs open in the same window. e.g. text wrangler allows you to open separate documents the same window. I regularly use full screen mode and it is very limiting not to be able to open 2 Word documents side by side on a large screen. Thanks!
A lot of people ask me whether it is possible to get Microsoft publisher for the Macintosh computer, or whether there is an equivalent piece of software. Unfortunately the answer is no, there has never been a Macintosh version of publisher, and this article tries to explain why, and what the options are.
Apple have retained the ability to merge two PDF files with the built in ‘preview’ app in OSX El Capitan. As with previous versions of OS X, there are 3 different ways that you can do this. 1. You can merge them into 1 document in Preview as you are opening them. 2. You can open them as seperate documents in Preview then merge them by printing them to one pdf file. 3. You can open them as seperate documents in Preview and drag pages from one to the other.
I was recently given a Pages document to print for someone but the picture was too dark. In this article I described how to get a photo out of keynote, so I thought I’d give it a go with Pages – it worked! 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.