More buttons or keyboard shortcuts?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ArtOfWarfare, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    I checked the list of possible buttons in Pages but there are quite a few that I would find very useful that aren't available.

    Page Break, Page Number, and Page Count are all things that I frequently insert in my documents. It's a pain in the butt having to go to the insert menu every time I have to use them. Either a keyboard shortcut or a button would be very convient.

    Also... since I imagine using so many buttons would grow to be a pain, being able to make my own combo buttons (similar to the "Objects" button which allows you to choose from a text box, table, graph, or several shapes,) would be cool. For example, a combo "Arrange" button which would include the options to align objects or move them front/back. And a combo baseline button (allowing you to chose sub, super, or normal script.) would be cool too.

    Is there a plug-in or something that I can get that'll work with iWork?

    Or as an alternative... is there some way to change/add keyboard short cuts? Like I know sub/superscript have keyboard shortcuts but they're so complicated and hard to remember that I'd rather make my own. Other things like insert page count, number, or break don't have any keyboard short cuts at all.

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

    (And some kind of macro that I could just fill in a few bits of data and then it would automatically generate a header, footer, and title page would be great too. Like for lab reports I just tell it the name of the lab, the date the lab was performed, and my partner(s)'s name and it automatically knows my name and the date and the page number/count so it doesn't even need me to tell it...)
  2. live4ever macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2003
    Yes, go to System Preferences>Keyboard & Mouse and add any application or change the defaults to whatever you like.

  3. ArtOfWarfare thread starter macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    Sweet! Thanks so much!

    It even gets added to the menus in Pages :)

    I set ^P (Control-P) to be Page Break.

    I'll see about adding other common things later...

    ^3 for page number? Oh... that's already system defined for Spaces... of course I never use that shortcut (I always use control and the arrow keys,) maybe I'll go change it...

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