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Type tab or return symbols in Pagesí search fields. Apps
In Pages' find dialog you have to use the pull-down menu if you want to search for returns or tabs, since typing tab or return will move through the fields or select the 'Next' button.

Ever since I switched I've been looking for the equivalent to Office's ^t and ^p, so I don't have to use the menu. I took a guess, and it's Option+Tab and Option+Return. But these are the only two I found that will work. For example, Shift+Option+Return doesn't enter the New Line symbol.

[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described.]
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Type tab or return symbols in Pagesí search fields.
Authored by: arcticmac on Dec 13, '10 07:53:46AM

To get other characters, you can put them into a normal text box (such as the body of the text) and copy/paste. This should work for almost all apps and all characters, although I've seen some apps strip out some characters, and it's always possible you won't get quite the results you expect.



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Authored by: mkhaw on Dec 13, '10 01:12:45PM

Isn't this a standard Cocoa thing? TextEdit's Find dialog works the same way.



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Authored by: ElmoFUD on Dec 13, '10 08:08:16PM

Apparent lack of details like this are what make me keep MS Word on my machine "just in case." Now I discover (thanks, by the way) that these functions are present. I have not been able to find any documentation of advanced/semi-advanced features of Pages. Who knows what all is in there that we do not know about?



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Authored by: justjim on Dec 16, '10 04:45:00PM

I just tested these in in Filemaker Pro 11, and they work for data-entry there - where tab normally skips to the next field. Definitely helpful! (Probably documented somewhere in FM11's docs; I didn't look. :-)



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