Pages for iOS (iPad): Touchscreen basics for Pages
If you’re not familiar with the terms “pinch,” “swipe,” or other finger-gesture terminology used in this documentation, look up the term in the list below.
Using one finger, quickly and firmly touch the screen and then lift your finger. Use this gesture to select an object or activate a button.
Using two fingers simultaneously, quickly and firmly touch the screen and then lift your fingers. Use this gesture to select an entire paragraph in the document body or within a text box.
Pinch open to zoom in
Place two fingers on the screen and spread them apart. This allows you to see a close-up of items on the screen. Pinch open quickly to immediately increase the page size to 200 percent. If you want an in-between size, pinch open more slowly. An indicator appears to display the current page magnification.
Pinch closed to zoom out
Place two fingers on the screen and bring them together. This allows you to see more items on the screen. Pinch closed quickly to immediately reduce the page size to Fit, which fits the screen. If you want an in-between size, pinch closed more slowly. An indicator appears to display the current page magnification as you pinch.
Scroll, swipe, flick
Slide one finger up and down or side to side on the screen to move the content within the screen or within a window. This allows you to see items that are currently beyond the edges of the screen or more options within a window. Scroll quickly by swiping or flicking one finger rapidly across the screen.
Swipe or flick up and down to scroll through the pages of your document.
To learn about using universal access features, including VoiceOver, see the Accessibility chapter in the device’s User Guide. (In Safari bookmarks on your device, tap the User Guide link. Scroll down the list of chapters, and then tap Accessibility.)