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Authored by: soulbarn on Jan 30, '06 03:24:12PM

Demoing it now. I'm a power user of MS Word, but I do like the simplicity of Pages (I like the simplicity of BBEdit, too, but as a writer, I need tools that it doesn't have.) But one thing bugs me about Pages, and perhaps somebody can help me remedy it: in MS Word, there's a "Wrap to Screen" mode that basically lets you see all the text you're typing without being limited to the margins of the WYSIWYG page layout. This is huge for me, because I work with large quantities of text, and the more of it I can see on the screen, the better. (For example, on my iMac's 1680x1050 display, with plenty of room left for menu bars and the dock, Word can display about 21,000 12-point characters in "wrap to window" mode. Pages, as far as I can tell, has only a WYSIWG view that can display about 5,000 characters, at most. A huge difference!)

Does anyone know if Pages has a "wrap to window" mode, or if there's any way to get it to display more characters per screen (other than adjusting font size, of course.)

I know that Pages isn't exactly a word processor, and I'm probably asking too much...but it sure would be nice to ditch Word...Open Office/Neo Office and the other Mac Word Processors I've tried remain too quirky for me.)

- dan



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For wide text try Tofu
Authored by: ofindsen on Jan 31, '06 09:57:37AM

If you work with large quatities of text on a large screen you might be interested in Tofu - a text reading program that fills the screen with text in columns. I love it -- find it at homepage.mac.com/asagoo/tofu



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