Section A.7. The View Menu

A.7. The View Menu

The commands in this menu control how Pages' various windows appear on your screennone of these items make any changes to the Pages document itself.

A.7.1. Show/Hide Styles Drawer

Use this command to reveal or conceal the Styles Drawer, home to paragraph, character, and list styles. Keyboard equivalent: -Shift-T.

A.7.2. Show/Hide Page Thumbnails

You can use this command to display or hide the page thumbnail pane along the left side of the Pages window. Drag the thumbnails to reorder the pages in your document, or select a thumbnail and choose Edit Delete Page to remove it. Keyboard equivalent: -Option-P.

A.7.3. Show/Hide Layout

Choose this command to expose or remove the margin outlines around text columns, headers, and footersextremely helpful for laying out columns before you add the text. This command also displays the rulers, although you can control them independently using the next command. Keyboard equivalent: -Shift-L.

A.7.4. Show/Hide Rulers

When you choose this command, Pages displays its document rulersthe measurement scales along the top and left side of the page. Click in the document margins so the insertion point disappears, and drag alignment guides from either ruler onto the page. In addition to their usefulness for precise page layout, the top ruler contains the margin, first-line indent, and tab indicators, which you can drag to affect selected text. Keyboard equivalent: -R.

A.7.5. Show/Hide Invisibles

Pages shows or conceals its normally hidden formatting charactersor invisibleswhen you choose this command. The program represents every space, tab, paragraph break, page break, column break, section break, and so on, with a different blue symbol. Being able to see these invisible characters is very helpful when removing page or section breaks, or troubleshooting a misbehaving layout. Keyboard equivalent: -Shift-I.

A.7.6. Zoom

The commands in this submenu control the magnification of your document on screen. The View control in the lower-left corner of the Pages window is another way to control this display size .

  • Zoom In . Each time you select this command, Pages magnifies the document on your screen, helpful when making fine adjustments to the layout. Keyboard equivalent: ->.

  • Zoom Out . Choose this command to reduce the size of the document onscreen, making it more difficult to read but giving you a better impression of the overall appearance of your layout. Keyboard equivalent: -<.

  • Actual Size . This command sets the view to 100 percent, which is actually much smaller than actual size on modern, high-resolution displays. You'll find 125 percent to be a closer approximation of actual size on most monitors .

  • Fit Width . Pages adjusts the magnification of the document view so the entire width of the page fits within the window. As you adjust the window size, Pages compensates, keeping the window filled from left to right.

  • Fit Page . A more accurate name for this command would be Fit Height when you choose it, Pages adjusts the magnification of the document view so the entire height of one page fits within the window. As you adjust the window size, Pages compensates, keeping the page height the same as the window height.

A.7.7. Show/Hide Inspector

Use this command to summon or dismiss the Inspector window, headquarters for so many of Pages' controls. Keyboard equivalent: -Option-I.

A.7.8. New Inspector

When you choose this command, an additional inspector window appears, giving you the ability to, for example, work with the Graphic Inspector, the Metrics Inspector, and the Wrap Inspector simultaneously . You can open additional inspectors by Option-clicking any of the inspector buttons at the top of an inspector window.

A.7.9. Show/Hide Colors

The Color Pickerthat essential aid for colorization of text, backgrounds, or objectsappears or disappears when you choose this command. Keyboard equivalent: -Shift-C.

A.7.10. Show/Hide Media Browser

Use this command to reveal or conceal the Media BrowserPages' portal to your iPhoto, iTunes, and movie collections.

A.7.11. Show/Hide Toolbar

Turn on or off the display of Pages' toolbar by choosing this command. You may find it useful to do away with the toolbar to give you more vertical space in your document windowor if you simply prefer a more minimalist appearance. You can also show or hide the toolbar by clicking the lozenge-shaped button in the upper-right corner of the document window. Keyboard equivalent: -Option-T.

A.7.12. Customize Toolbar

Choose this command to unfurl the toolbar customization window, stocked with an assortment of buttons that perform various, commonly performed tasks. Drag buttons to the toolbar so you can perform those tasks without venturing into the menus . Drag buttons off the toolbar to remove them, or drag the entire default set to the toolbar to restore Apple's factory-shipped button collection. Control how the buttons display in the toolbar by choosing icon, text, or both from the pop-up menu or by turning on the Use Small Size checkbox to squeeze more buttons into the toolbar.

iWork '05. The Missing Manual
iWork 05: The Missing Manual
ISBN: 059610037X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 134
Authors: Jim Elferdink © 2008-2017.
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