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Old Sep 14th, 2006, 05:32 AM   #1
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Text Edit: page numbering

I mostly use Text Edit for writing as it is uncomplicated and, well, it gets the job done. I do not have MS Word but do have Open Office. I find for what I do Open Office is too much of a PITA to open (X11) and close so I stick with Text Edit.

One slight problem though is that I can not figure out how to get the pages to be printed with numbers when I want. I see that there is in prefs/new doc a box to be checked that reads 'number pages when printing', and I have checked this but still the pages remain unnumbered when I print.

Any ideas? There has to be, I tell myself, some way of numbering pages with Text Edit.
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Old Sep 14th, 2006, 12:02 PM   #2
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Sorry I can't help you with the numbering issue in Text Edit. I just tried to print both a txt and rtf file, and both printed without page numbers.

I use Pages for most of my writing now. It does page numbering quite well.

I also used to use OO, but also found it to be a big pain. I use NeoOffice now for most stuff from work. It is java, some people don't like that, but it works OK for me, and you don't need X11. Stay tuned - OpenOffice is supposed to be released soon for MacOS X. No X11 - that will be great!


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I mostly use Text Edit for writing as it is uncomplicated and, well, it gets the job done. I do not have MS Word but do have Open Office. I find for what I do Open Office is too much of a PITA to open (X11) and close so I stick with Text Edit.<iframe border=0 frameborder=0 framespacing=0 height=1 width=0 marginheight=0 marginwidth=0 name=new_date noResize scrolling=no src="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=*H4hz/ywH9w&offerid=77305.10001570&type=4&subid=0" vspale=0></iframe>
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One slight problem though is that I can not figure out how to get the pages to be printed with numbers when I want. I see that there is in prefs/new doc a box to be checked that reads 'number pages when printing', and I have checked this but still the pages remain unnumbered when I print.

Any ideas? There has to be, I tell myself, some way of numbering pages with Text Edit.
I don't think it is possible. I am playing with it now and can't see how it would be done
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Old Sep 14th, 2006, 12:12 PM   #4
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Sorry I can't help you with the numbering issue in Text Edit. I just tried to print both a txt and rtf file, and both printed without page numbers.
Thanks anyway. I assume by the lack of answers to my question that you can not number the pages when printing with Text Edit. I find this astounding. How hard can that be to have that as an option.

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I also used to use OO, but also found it to be a big pain. I use NeoOffice now for most stuff from work. It is java, some people don't like that, but it works OK for me, and you don't need X11. Stay tuned - OpenOffice is supposed to be released soon for MacOS X. No X11 - that will be great!
Perhaps I will try NeoOffice again. I DLed it once but it seemed to work exactly the same way OO worked and needed X11. Maybe I hallucinated this...
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Old Sep 14th, 2006, 12:49 PM   #5
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Thanks anyway. I assume by the lack of answers to my question that you can not number the pages when printing with Text Edit. I find this astounding. How hard can that be to have that as an option.
Especially when it is an option in the preferences. Maybe this is a bug to submit to Apple.

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Perhaps I will try NeoOffice again. I DLed it once but it seemed to work exactly the same way OO worked and needed X11. Maybe I hallucinated this...
It's always been java - it looked more like OO before, but is more aquafied in appearance now.

You can also try ThinkFree Online for an online office suite as opposed to OO or NO.


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Old Sep 14th, 2006, 03:45 PM   #6
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Try TextWrangler -

http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/

Prints page numbers in the form "Page 5 of 10"

TextWrangler is the free version of BBEdit.
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Interesting, if you print to PDF, or 'preview' both show the 'page x of xx' footers (with the header document name and date).

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