[BCAB] TEXT FORMATTING ON A MAC

M Lakhani muzz.lakhani at googlemail.com
Wed May 14 12:12:23 BST 2014


I tend to agree with David here! I can recommend iText Express which uses the same convention as Word on a PC. It's also free & has more formatting options !
HTH
Muzz

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> On 14 May 2014, at 11:58, "David Griffith" <d.griffith at btinternet.com> wrote:
> 
> I am afraid I do not know as I do not use Text Edit for this sort of
> formatting. I could put this question on one of the Mac lists if you like to
> see if there is an answer?
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> David Griffith
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> Subject: Re: [BCAB] TEXT FORMATTING ON A MAC
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> thanks for assistance so far David. could you explain to me please in what
> terms I should express the indent value in the dialogue box from the ruler?
> Should it be number of characters or distance, and if the latter in what
> units should it be expressed and how should it be entered?
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> On 14 May 2014, at 06:56, David Griffith wrote:
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> Further to the second point below I found the following on Google which may
> help.
> 
> http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1743009&seqNum=5
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of David
> Griffith
> Sent: 14 May 2014 06:53
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] TEXT FORMATTING ON A MAC
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> To create a page break in TextEdit should be pretty straightforward. On my
> Maverick TextEdit you simply go to the Edit menu, then Insert and then
> select Page Break.  If this is not visible you may have to alter the wrap
> text options but check this first and get back if this is a problem.
> 
> With regards to selecting and indenting a block of text I have not
> personally done this but from memory you need to select the paragraph and
> then interact with the ruler and adjust the tabs. As I understand it if you
> select the paragraph then this ruler will apply only to the selected text. I
> personally do not use TextEdit for advanced formatting so I cannot be
> certain on this but you could give it a try.
> 
> I think there is stuff on adjusting the tabs in TextEdit in the Voiceover
> User Guide.
> 
> David Griffith
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> Subject: [BCAB] TEXT FORMATTING ON A MAC
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> Can anyone please tell me how to do the following two things in Textedit on
> a Mac:
> 
> 1.  Create a page break.
> 
> 2.  Indent a block of text either on the fly or having finished it.
> 
> thanks for any assistance.
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