Pages User Guide for Mac
- Intro to Pages
- Word-processing or page layout?
- Intro to images, charts, 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 color of text
- Add a shadow or outline to text
- Change text capitalization
- Copy and paste text styles
- Add a highlight 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 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
- 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
Add a border around a page in Pages on Mac
To add a border—such as a solid or dotted line—around a page, you first add a square shape to the page, then change the shape’s attributes so it behaves like a border. For example, you can change the size of the shape, give it no fill (as opposed to a color fill) so that it doesn’t obscure other objects on the page, set it to always stay on the page, and so on. You can then set the border as a section layout object so it appears on all pages.
Click in the toolbar, then select the square or rounded rectangle from the Basic category.
Drag the white squares that appear around the shape until the outer edges of the shape form the border size you want.
In the Format sidebar, click the Style tab.
To remove the color from the shape or choose a different color, click the pop-up menu below Fill, then click No Fill or choose a different fill option.
Click the disclosure arrow next to Border, then click the pop-up menu and choose a type of border (line or picture frame).
To change the transparency, drag the Opacity slider.
To lock the border so it doesn’t get moved accidentally, click the Arrange tab at the top of the sidebar, then click Lock.
To learn how to set your border as a section layout object so it appears on every page, see Add watermarks and background objects in Pages on Mac.