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Easy Way to Move Around in Long PageMaker Documents
by Peter C.S. Adams
As you move the cursor through the text in your PageMaker document with the arrow keys, you may notice something puzzling: when the cursor reaches the end of the page, it doesnt automatically take you to the next page. Instead, PageMaker beeps and displays an error! Annoying, isnt it? Fortunately, there is a workaround.
When your cursor is at the end of the page, press Control/Command-E to enter the Story Editor. More the cursor to that it is in a word on the next page and press Control-E again to exit the Story Editor and voila! You're on the page you want.
This tip is even more useful when you're spell checking or doing a Find or a replace you can enter the Story Editor, find the text you want, and exit the Story Editor, and you're on the right page with the text you found highlighted.
By the way, this still works, but is not necessary if you're using frames you can scroll to the bottom of a frame an PageMaker will let you scroll right on to the next frame, as long as they are linked.
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