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Asquith 09-13-2013 06:18 AM

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Does Pages have a system for predictive text? If so, what is it?

chas_m 09-15-2013 02:44 AM

No. Pages is not a messaging system, it's a word processor.

It can autocorrect your spelling if that's what you want.

Asquith 09-15-2013 06:01 AM

I do not want a messaging system. I do want a word processor with the same capability that I used to have with Word, but unfortunately it does not seem to have some very useful functions, one of which is to have a simple shortcut to type a word, phrase or a whole paragraph. I can do that on a pad, but cannot seem to do it on a Mac, with Pages or at all.

chas_m 09-17-2013 05:40 AM

Yes of course you can do that in Pages (and in other apps on a Mac). You just don't know how (yet), but you will by the end of this post. :)

The problem is that that's NOT the definition of "predictive text," so naturally I didn't understand what you wanted. What you want is a Macro.

To do this in Pages (and most other standard Apple applications on a Mac):

1. Open System Preference and select "Language and Text."
2. Click on the "Text" tab.
3. Use the "plus" button at the bottom of the preset list to add, edit and generally manage any custom word/phrase shortcuts you want to have.

IOW, it works pretty much the same way it does on the iPad.

Asquith 09-17-2013 07:48 AM

Thanks chasm, that is most helpful.

Do you know whether you can use a watermark in Pages, i.e. write DRAFT in feint across a document?

chscag 09-17-2013 04:02 PM


Do you know whether you can use a watermark in Pages, i.e. write DRAFT in feint across a document?
Watch the following video to learn how: LINK

Asquith 09-18-2013 06:04 AM

Could you type out the link, as I could not reach it when I clicked on it.


chscag 09-18-2013 03:17 PM

Sorry about that, for some reason the link was taken down last night. Try this one instead and let us know....

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