iWork Pages: Hide Plus Icons in Layout

orvn

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In iWork '09 Pages, even when I hide the layout and invisibles, I can see the [+] icons under text boxes in layout mode.

Sometimes, I want to see what my document looks like without them.. how do I accomplish this?
 

eRondeau

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They are there to remind you that text is being hidden. Often this is just a blank line, delete the carriage return character and the plus will go away. The other option is to just Export to .pdf and then read it with Preview. :apple:
 

orvn

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They are there to remind you that text is being hidden. Often this is just a blank line, delete the carriage return character and the plus will go away. The other option is to just Export to .pdf and then read it with Preview. :apple:
Thank you!! They were all blank extra lines, which was really frustrating, because I'm trying to do something that involves a lot of typographic design.
 

jacg

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If you think back far enough to Pages 08, Apple seemed to change the sensitivity of the plus icon in the upgrade to Pages 09. A lot of my documuments that were plus-free suddenly had pluses all over the place.

It should be smart enough to see that one or two blank lines does not represent a serious text overflow, right?
 

snberk103

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If you think back far enough to Pages 08, Apple seemed to change the sensitivity of the plus icon in the upgrade to Pages 09. A lot of my documuments that were plus-free suddenly had pluses all over the place.

It should be smart enough to see that one or two blank lines does not represent a serious text overflow, right?
I'd rather see that there are blank lines. If I'm inserting more text at the end of a paragraph, I'd rather place it after the end of the blank lines. Sometimes those blank lines can carry over weird text formatting codes. If you place the text in the middle of the left-over formatting codes it can be more difficult to clean up than if you just delete the blank lines (and codes) that come between the old and new text. The plus sign lets me know that the insertion point I want is not visible.
 

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