Pages 08 - Copying and pasting floating images with main body text

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  1. WHunt macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Apologies if this has been answered before. I had a quick search but found nada.

    I'm writing my undergrad disertation in Pages 08 and have so far written up each individual section as a separate Pages document but need to combine them into a single document with a page break between each section for hand in and printing.

    The problem I'm having is that I have quite a lot of floating images within a couple of the sections and I can't figure out how to include them in the copying process. I could always go the long way around I guess and copy them across and place them within the document manually but that could take a couple of hours! Does anybody know a quick way to copy and paste floating images with the main body of the text?

    Cheers
     
  2. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    You can insert sections from one Pages document into another. Open your files & show thumbnails. Sections have a yellow border around all of the pages in that section. Now click on the page in the thumbnail pane & copy. If the file is more than one page & you only want one, you'll need to insert a section break to separate the pages. Then go to your other file, click in the thumbnail pane & paste. If you want to insert the other content into the middle of a section in the receiving document, you will need to insert section breaks at the point you want to insert. The whole copied page will be pasted in. Repeat with another section. Styles will copy over with the sections but headers & footers will not.
     
  3. clonenode macrumors regular

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    I forget which version of Pages this works in, but you might want to make those floating images "inline" instead. It's an option you'll see under the wrap section of the Inspector. Inline images will move with copied text.

     

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