why is pages so f*$&#$ difficult to use

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mashinhead, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003
    I opened pages to make a resume. I want to change the background color so i make a shape, and send it to the background and then i can edit any of the text that was there previously in the template. it is the most counter intuitive program i have ever used.

    i would love some help.
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    You don't describe what your problem is.

    Personally I love Pages.
  3. greygray macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2009
    So did you managed to use it? Or was this thread created so that you could rant about it? :confused:
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    In the menubar, make the color (object) floating and the alignment "none". Then, Arrange>Send objects to background and Arrange>Make objects selectable unchecked.

    Next is the odd part. If the object doesn't cover the whole page, you can click outside it and start editing the text. But when it covers the whole page, you've got to do some sort of combo of left clicking and right clicking to get text editing back. Or, I think you can just click the "Outline" button twice to get back to text editing.

    Counterintuitive? Yes!
  5. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    I don't know. 6 months of Pages and I got much more good-looking documents than in 15 years of using MS Word and that because, for me, Pages is much easier to use than Word. YMMV though.

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