Pages User Guide for Mac
- Intro to Pages
- Word processing or page layout?
- Intro to images, graphs and other objects
- Find a document
- Open or close a document
- Save and name a document
- Print a document or envelope
- Create a document using VoiceOver
- Select text and place the insertion point
- Add and replace text
- Copy and paste text
- Use dictation to enter text
- Accents and special characters
- Add the date and time
- Add mathematical equations
- Bookmarks and links
- Add links
- Change the font or font size
- Set a default font
- Bold, italic, underline and strikethrough
- Change the colour of text
- Add a shadow or outline to text
- Change text capitalisation
- Copy and paste text styles
- Add a highlighting effect to text
- Format hyphens, dashes and quotation marks
- Set paper size and orientation
- Set document margins
- Set up facing pages
- Add, rearrange and delete pages
- Page templates
- Add page numbers
- Change the page background
- Add a border around a page
- Add watermarks and background objects
- Create a custom template
- Add lines and arrows
- Animate, share or save drawings
- Set movie and image formats
- Change the transparency of an object
- Fill shapes and text boxes with colour 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 un-merge table cells
- Resize, move or lock a table
- Use iCloud Drive with Pages
- Export to Word, PDF or another file format
- Open an iBooks Author book in Pages
- Reduce the document file size
- Save a large document as a package file
- Restore an earlier version of a document
- Move a document
- Delete a document
- Lock a document
- Password-protect a document
- Create and manage custom templates
Use dictation to enter text in Pages on Mac
Place the insertion point where you want to begin dictating, or select the text you want to replace (to select placeholder text, click it).
Select Edit > Start Dictation (from the Edit menu at the top of your screen).
If you haven’t used dictation before, follow the guided set-up instructions that appear.
Tip: If dictation is set up, you can also press the Function key (fn) on your keyboard twice to start dictation.
When the microphone appears, begin speaking.
To add punctuation, speak its name (for example, comma or apostrophe).
Click Done below the microphone when you’re finished.
To change the shortcut key for dictation, or to change the language, choose Apple menu > System Preferences > Keyboard > Dictation.
To learn more about using dictation, click the desktop to switch to the Finder, choose Help > macOS Help (from the Help menu at the top of your screen), then search for “dictation”.