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iWork for Mac OS X Cookbook by Alexander Anichkin

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Fitting more text on a page than it can hold

Every so often, the text just refuses to fit on a page. There is not enough room for everything we want to say in a one-page letter, or our work experience is just too long for a one-page resume.

How to do it...

Let's assume we have a finished text—such as a letter, a resume, or a small advertisement—that we have to fit in an allocated space, say a page or a text box.

Letter or resume

Let's see if reducing the font size helps in letters and resumes:

  1. Select all text (the shortcut key is Command + A).
  2. Press Command and type - (minus). This reduces the size of all selected text by one point.

The next method is navigating to the Text Inspector and reducing the spacing between paragraphs:

If you've used blank ...

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