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iWork for Mac OS X Cookbook by Alexander Anichkin

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Using columns and Text Boxes to lay out text

Projects in iWork organize text in Text Boxes. In Pages, we can also use Word Processing mode. Documents opened in Word Processing allow us to type text straight onto the pages, without creating Text Boxes. This recipe explains how to organize text in a document by using layout options in Word Processing mode and how to use Text Boxes to give the appearance of columns.

Getting ready

Prepare a sample text of about 400 words and a few photos. Photos can be on the desktop or in an events cluster in iPhoto. We will use these to create a simple one-page design.

Before starting, practice the shortcut for showing and hiding the layout grid and invisible formatting characters—Command + Shift + L for layout ...

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