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Use ruler shortcuts in Pages for dragging precision Apps
Since I started using Pages, I've been struggling with the ruler. I've disliked how it functions different than the ruler in TextEdit, in that I couldn't move the hanging indent without moving the whole paragraph over. Nor could I set the indents with such precision as on the TextEdit ruler.

Only recently did I discover ruler shortcuts in Microsoft Word; I could hold Alt to drag any item on the ruler to more precise positions than the default ruler ticks. So, I decided to try some shortcuts in Pages, and discovered the following.
  • Hold Command to drag ruler items pixel by pixel.
  • Hold Option to drag the first line or hanging indent item independently.
  • Hold Command+Option to drag either item pixel by pixel independently.
Now, finally, I can create my hanging indents without having to resort to ruler tick-based tab stops, or dragging back and forth by trial-and-error until I could find the best position.
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Use ruler shortcuts in Pages for dragging precision
Authored by: Mike A on Nov 23, '05 10:13:53AM

One thing that annoys me about the Pages ruler is that when dragging items on it, the cursor dissappears. I always feel like I have no control when that happens!



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