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Pages: How to add line numbers to documents

With Pages, you can add line numbers to your text by following these steps:

  1. Click outside the main body of your document so that the insertion point is not visible.
  2. Create a new floating text object.
  3. Click outside the main body of your document again so that the insertion point is not visible.
  4. Drag the text box to the side of the main body.
  5. Reshape the text box to make it tall and thin.
  6. Type the numbers you want to use in the text box.
  7. Select the text box.
  8. From the Format menu, choose Advanced, then Move Object to Section Master.

The line numbers you created will now appear on every page (but they won't cross sections).

Tip: If you plan to reuse this format, save your document as a template.

Last Modified: Sep 22, 2008
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