Pages User Guide for iPad
- Intro to Pages
- Word-processing or page layout?
- Intro to images, charts, and other objects
- Find a document
- Open a document
- Save and name a document
- Print a document or envelope
- Copy text and objects between apps
- Basic touchscreen gestures
- Use Apple Pencil with Pages
- Select text and place the insertion point
- Add and replace text
- Copy and paste text
- Add mathematical equations
- Bookmarks and links
- Add links
- Set paper size and orientation
- Set document margins
- Set up facing pages
- Page templates
- Add page numbers
- Change the page background
- Add a border around a page
- Add watermarks and background objects
- Change the transparency of an object
- Fill shapes and text boxes with color or an image
- Add a border to an object
- Add a caption or title
- Add a reflection or shadow
- Use object styles
- Resize, rotate, and flip objects
- Add or delete a table
- Select tables, cells, rows, and columns
- Merge or unmerge table cells
- Resize, move, or lock a table
- Use iCloud Drive with Pages
- Export to Word, PDF, or another file format
- Restore an earlier version of a document
- Move a document
- Delete a document
- Password-protect a document
- Create and manage custom templates
Format columns of text in Pages on iPad
You can format a document, or selected paragraphs, into two or more columns in which text and graphics flow automatically from one column to the next.
Format columns of text
Do one of the following:
For specific paragraphs: Select the paragraphs you want to change, or tap a text box or shape to apply the formatting just to its contents.
For the whole document: Tap in any text in the document.
Tap (then tap Text if you selected a text box or shape).
Tap Columns, then do any of the following:
Change the number of columns: Tap , or tap the number of columns and enter a new value.
Set column width: To use the same width for all columns, turn on Equal Column Width. To set different column widths, turn this option off, then tap below each column number in the Column Size section, or tap the column width and enter a new value.
Set the space between columns: Tap next to Gutters, or tap the gutter width and enter a new value. If you have more than two columns, you can adjust the gutter width between each column.
If you added a table to your document and want to edit the columns, see Add or remove table rows and columns.
Force text to the top of the next column
Tap where you want the previous column to end.
Tap in the shortcut bar above the keyboard, then tap Column Break.
When you insert a column break, Pages inserts a formatting character called an invisible. You see these formatting characters when you select text that includes them. See Intro to formatting symbols.
Note: If you don’t want the content in columns to flow from one column to the next, add a table with the number of columns you want to your document instead. That way, you can enter text across the page in individual table cells.