Heading/subheadings buggy in Pages

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  1. lazypoet macrumors regular

    lazypoet

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    Hey,

    Have any of you experienced buggy headings and subheadings in pages? When I change the text that I want to be a subheading to a subheading, the paragraph directly under it takes on the same style. this is frustrating as I'm writing my masters thesis on this app, any help?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Perhaps you can see what's going on if you "Show invisibles".
     
  3. lazypoet thread starter macrumors regular

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    That solved the problem! I did not know about this trick. I have to say I still find Pages kind of buggy though.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Right. The problem with formatting is that you can't really see what you're doing unless it's exposed.
     
  5. sracer macrumors 604

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    I'm a heavy user of Pages and create documents with advanced formatting (at least advanced for what Pages is capable of) and haven't bumped into any bugs. Please note, I'm not saying that bugs don't exist but given the things I do with Pages, if Pages was "buggy", I'd be bitten by bugs.

    Having said that, Pages does indeed require "thinking different". Once I changed my thinking from an MS Word mindset to an iWork Pages one, things went more smoothly for me. I still have to use MS Office so I have to keep switching how I think about docs.
     
  6. lazypoet thread starter macrumors regular

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    Having said that, Pages does indeed require "thinking different". Once I changed my thinking from an MS Word mindset to an iWork Pages one, things went more smoothly for me. I still have to use MS Office so I have to keep switching how I think about docs.[/QUOTE]

    Interesting point :)

    I would love to hear your advice on implementing photos into text, I find it extremely annoying and the photos seem to jump around on the page as I write. Are there some way I can lock them into their position regardless of the text? Do you write articles by the way on tips and tricks for pages?
     
  7. chscag macrumors 68030

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    OP:

    Writing any kind of long document (Masters Thesis or a dissertation for Phd) requires better software. Neither Pages nor Word is up to it. Next time use Scrivener.
     
  8. sracer macrumors 604

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    Interesting point :)

    I would love to hear your advice on implementing photos into text, I find it extremely annoying and the photos seem to jump around on the page as I write. Are there some way I can lock them into their position regardless of the text? Do you write articles by the way on tips and tricks for pages?[/QUOTE]
    To keep the image in a particular position of the page, click on the image and then modify the "Object Placement":
    2-13-2018 1-32-07 PM.png

    Regarding writing articles on using iWork, I'd love to (if I had the time). I was a big fan of ClarisWorks (Windows version) back-in-the-day, and it was the reason I finally came over to the OSX side of things. ClarisWorks in a sense is the grandfather of iWork.
     
  9. lazypoet thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have Ulysses which I guess is an equivalent of Scrivener, and I found it uncomfortable having so little control over the layout. (some of the predefined export layouts are really not so beautiful)

    + funnily I have a perception of a text being like a draft in Ulysses and then like a finished product in Pages. It's not really true but feels that way

    I would be interested in knowing what kind of "dangers" there would be writing a masters thesis in Pages?
     
  10. sracer macrumors 604

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    As big a fan of iWork as I am, I wouldn't attempt to write a thesis in Pages. Maintaining consistency and adherence to footnote, endnote, and bibliography formatting requirements can be labor intensive and error-prone if a word processor doesn't have native functionality for them.
     
  11. lazypoet thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess having written as much as I have on it already (30 pages) i might as well continue, no ? I don't think it's easy to export the document into for example Scrivener
     

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