I just joined with a burning text box question

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by Laylamac3, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Laylamac3

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    Feb 15, 2014
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    Hi everyone

    I have a mini iPad and a few week after getting it my MacBook died. (2006 MacBook) so I am a created into many learning curves especially Pages.

    I adore Pages. I find I learn faster when I have a promised project to complete. Now I have.

    I used text boxes a lot but on the iPad I can't see how to move the text freely as it won't budge. Or to reduce space around an image)
    Secondly the line spacing has defaulted to 36 point so reducing the line spacing to (say 11 pt) has to happen every time.

    Finally how do you simply SAVE or SAVE AS into Documents? (Like when you're doing a template and you want to save that one and make alterations for a different copy.)

    I hope I've been coherent.

    In anticipation

    Laylamac (I know it says three but there's only one of me.)
  2. J. A.

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    Nov 11, 2012
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    Hi, welcome to iPF!

    There's a manual for Pages for iPad, where you supposedly will find answers to your questions: http://help.apple.com/pages/ipad/2.1/

    If you used Pages on your computer before, you'll find that it's a bit different on your iPad.
  3. twerppoet

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    Jan 8, 2011
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    You'll probably find what you want in the manual Johanna suggested, but in case you don't.

    To change the behavior of text boxes, tap the box once to select it (outline, not the text inside the box), the paint brush icon at the top right, the Arrange Tab, the the Wrap options. experiment with the different options to see how the change the behavior of the text box when moving/dragging it. Other objects, like shapes and pictures, have the same options.

    For spacing, change your body style with the appropriate spacing when you first start the document. It should stick. If it does not, you can always use the Style option in the popup menu (when selecting text) to copy and paste to new paragraphs (or all text), instead of manually changing it.

    There is no Save or Save As. Pages automatically keeps your document saved. Instead, close the current document. When in the All Documents view, tap and hold the document until it's is selected, then tap the + icon at the top left to create a duplicate. You can change the name of the duplicate (or original) by tapping the title below the thumbnail.

    The new Pages 2.0 also has change tracking. I haven't played with it, but you may find you want to turn it on and see what it does for you. It's under the wrench icon.
  4. smalltowngirl13

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    May 1, 2012
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    Welcome aboard!
  5. leelai

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    Apr 24, 2011
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Let us know if Twerppoet's great advice has helped you.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    Tutorial for our App
    Tutorial on creating posts on the Forum
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

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