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iPad OS Pages: Document setup

Padcatt

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I am having trouble getting ”Document Setup” to behave properly on iPad Pages

I can get page numbering to appear on every page via “Document Setup.” This is correct behavior. But if I put a graphic element on that very same ”Document Setup” area, it only appears on 1 page. This is incorrect behavior…

…unless I misapprehend “Document setup” as the place where you tell the entire document how big it will be, where page numbers are, where graphic elements are, on every single page throughout the document.

If the user puts something onto the page or pages shown under “Document Setup,” those things should appear on every page, right? Boxes, text, pictures, page numbering, etc.

Do I understand the concept of “Document Setup” correctly with respect to Pages on iPad OS?

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That is how it’s always worked before, and it’s how it is working for me on the newest version of Pages. Can you be more specific in your description? Which element are you adding a graphic too, and what kind of graphic (object, image, drawing, etc)
 
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certainly. I’ll be in a layout document. go to document set up, choose “More Options,” click in a header cell and select my pagination display option. Go out to the document to see that page numbering displays on all pages. Mostly it does, but not always.

Then I’ll add some graphic elements to the page number by going back into document set up > more options. Only one page will have those added elements! So, I appear to be shown that I am doing something document-wide, but the results appear to be to the local page with no rhyme or reason which page - not always the one that’s activated.

What’s flummoxing to me is that despite what I believe to be the global nature of changes made under Document Setup, my results don’t appear always to obey this. I mean, that name kinda says it all, doesn’t it? ‘Document Setup.’

How the document is set up.

Master pages and their children can have other attributes, but no page escapes the parameters stipulated in Document Setup.. at least that’s what I believe it’s meant to be.

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The only thing I can think of is that you‘ve chosen a document type that has a cover/title page; like one of the Book templates. The setup for the first page and all following pages are different. Deleting the first page seems to get rid of this behavior.

I’m not very familiar with the cover page feature. In my brief experiments anything added to the header and footer of the first page go to the second page, but anything added to the body of the first page stays there. In the Section tab in Document settings you can stop the fist page from showing header and footer info, making it even more distinct from the following pages. There is also a Match Previous Section option there that seems to break the normal behavior. I’d look to make sure all your pages have this turned on.

I suspect a close reading of the help info on creating books and page templates would help explain this behavior.

I can’t think of anything else that it might be, or would help.
 
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Thank you for the sound advice…I’ll try your ideas and suggestions..
meanwhile, more experimenting.
 

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