Articles posted on June 1st, 2009

Pages ’09: Problem with applying text colour

Monday, June 1st, 2009 • 5:41 pm

Generally speaking, Pages ’09 is pretty good when it comes to handling formatting options for heterogeneous selections. If, for example, you have a paragraph to which you have applied the “Keep with following paragraph” formatting option followed by a paragraph to which you have not applied the option, when you combine both paragraphs into a single, […]

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Pages ’09: Bug with ‘Replace’ command

Monday, June 1st, 2009 • 3:24 pm

There is a pretty significant bug with the Find/Replace feature in Pages ’09, which makes it rather difficult to trust the application to do the right thing when editing documents with styled text. Here is the scenario. Say you have a Pages document containing a paragraph of text in body style, followed by a paragraph of […]

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Extracting embedded pictures in Word documents

Monday, June 1st, 2009 • 10:19 am

Like I wrote in a blog post about InDesign earlier this year, pictures and Microsoft Word go together like oil and water, especially on the Mac. More often than not, when you get a Word document with an embedded picture on the Mac, it’s pretty much impossible to edit the picture, even though the same […]

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Spotlight: More shortcut tips

Monday, June 1st, 2009 • 9:55 am

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a keyboard shortcut for revealing a Spotlight search result in the Finder that I only found out about fairly recently. Betalogue readers have chimed in with a couple of other tips, so I thought I would share those as well. First of all, when you do a […]

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