Pages and cross-referencing

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  1. AlmostThere macrumors 6502a

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    I am using Pages to write a short document but cannot see how to create and manage figure / table / chart / etc. references.

    For example, I have a number of charts calculated in Excel and want to reference them in the text. I would expect to create a new object, add a caption and a label and then have that availbable for the text body, where I can discuss the features and implications in greater detail (e.g. Figure N shows blah blah blah).

    Ideally the document would manage numbering and such like as I change the layout. Obviously I can revert to Word, which I have found functional although somewhat clumsy but would like try and use Pages if possible.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Well the god of cross referencing is LaTeX, if you want to stick with Word/Pages-like applications in the past I've found OpenOffice (NeoOffice) writer to be pretty decent (ie better than Word).
     
  3. AlmostThere thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Latex is great but personally I find there are high overheads for short documents e.g. < 10 pages. In the past, I have had to use Word for compatibility as the number of people who know Latex is small outside certain communities but oncec over 100 or so pages, is a nightmare (not to mention that not all that many people know how to use Word 'properly' anyway).

    This question is mostly about trying to use Pages for a short report - an it is not until using software on a few real examples that you can find these things out - to see if it does meet my basic requirements.
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    True, unless you have all your LaTeX stuff setup with just a copy and paste to use a new file (like me), but is why I suggested NeoOffice too ;).
     

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