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I have an Imac, system 10.6. I want to create from "Pages" a number that has a box around it, similar to the way pieces of music are listed on a CD tray card. How do I do that?

screenshot - shape button
screenshot - shape but  
Thanks for writing! First off, Apple has some decent how-to's and support on Pages:

Specifically, if you start with a new blank Pages document and click the "shape" button at the top (see attached screenshot), a sheet will drop allowing you to choose your shape.  I've chosen a square.  A default fill is applied automatically.  You can then double-click the shape's center and type whatever text you choose; "1" for instance.  You can then use the handles to size the shape (or choose the text and resize that).  Then since your other boxes should be the same size, you can select the item, then right (or control) click and choose "duplicate".  Alternately, you can hold down the option key and drag the shape to a new area, letting go of the mouse before the option key.

I hope this works for you!  Good luck.

(Pages 5.5.2 / Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.2)


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