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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

No hyperlinks in Pages!

Sorry about the late tip. I had a crazy day yesterday and I didn't even realize I hadn't posted a tip.

I often create documents in Apple Pages and one thing that I find annoying is that it automatically changes email and web addresses to hyperlinks. I don't really like the way it looks and most documents I create in Pages are not for the Web anyway. I use to simply disable them in the Inspector in the Hyperlinks tab. There is an easier to avoid having it auto replace the addresses to links. Go to Pages, Preferences. From there, you simply have to disable "Automatically detect email and web addresses" from the Auto-Correction tab.


Blogger Zamil Mattar said...

Is there a way to auto correct chemical formulas? For example, H2O is changed to H-subscript 2-O? i tried the adding to the auto correct list, but it doesn't allow subscript or superscript entry.

I write a lot of chemical formulas and i hate punching the sub and superscript button i placed on my toolbar.

It will be great if I can have a auto correct feature that will automatically do that for me. Ideas?

June 11, 2008 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Todd said...

The only thing I can think of is to use the 'Apple'-'control'-'-'(minus key) shortcut to switch to subscript (+ for superscript). It might be a bit faster.

June 12, 2008 at 6:04 AM  
Blogger Bert said...

To Zamil Matter: yes there is a way to use the autocorrect feature to replace h2o with H₂O. First you create the formula H₂O in your document by entering the capital H. Then you open the character palet from the keyboards menulet (that is the little country flag that will be in your menu bar if you choose "show input method menu in menu bar" from the country settings system preference). In the character palet you choose Symbols > Number Symbols and there you will find just below the common fractions like ½, first a row of superscript digits and then a row of subscript digits. You want to insert a subscript digit ₂ from the character palet. finish your formula with the capital O and copy it to the autocorrect list of the Pages preference window. Now Pages will autocorrect h2o to H₂O. So the trick is not to use the subscript facility of pages.

June 13, 2008 at 2:11 AM  
Blogger Bert said...

To Zamil Mattar: sorry to misspell your name

June 13, 2008 at 2:12 AM  

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