Page formatting in Pages - as frustrating as...

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  1. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    I'm trying to format my Pages document, but to be honest, it's about as frustrating as going number two while doing a hand stand. I'm about to hurl this pretty G4 across the floor like Kevin Rose.

    I don't understand where, if ever, I went wrong in formatting. All I want to do is number my pages! Yet with every other page I create it copies the same header and footer as the page 2-pages before it! In other words, every odd page says "Header" at the top and "1" at the bottom -.-' Apple, you disappoint me so.

    Is it really this difficult to number my pages?

    Please tell me somebody has actually decoded Pages' cryptic gyberwigy!
     
  2. elppa macrumors 68040

    elppa

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    [1] Make sure “Left and right pages are different” is unchecked.
    -- To do this, go to the layout inspector — 2nd icon in the inspector palette.

    [2] Have you used sections?
    -- If so, make sure you have “Continue from previous section”. This might be why it keeps saying one, because the numbering is being reset at every section break.
     

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  3. MrCheeto thread starter macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    Good god, sections move with text! ><

    Thank you...thank you so..so dearly much...for saving what is left of my hair.
     
  4. elppa macrumors 68040

    elppa

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    Another hint: If you haven't figured out already:

    If you turn on invisibles it will clearly show section boundaries.
     

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  5. MrCheeto thread starter macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    Great...simply great, thanks so much! This thing should come with a manual. I mean real instructions, not just help topics.

    Thanks.
     

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