Copy text and objects between Pages and other apps on iPad
You can copy text and objects between Pages documents and other apps. If your iPad supports multitasking with Split View or Slide Over, you can also open Pages and a second app — for example, Mail, Keynote, Numbers, Safari or Photos — and drag text and objects (like text boxes, photos, tables and charts) to copy them from one app to the other. If your iPad has iPadOS installed, you can also open two Pages documents and drag text and objects from one document to another.
Note: When you copy charts, tables and shapes between iWork apps (Pages, Keynote and Numbers), these objects remain editable. When you copy them to other apps, they’re copied as images and their content can’t be edited.
To see if your iPad supports Split View and Slide Over, and to learn how to use these features, see this Apple Support article: Use Multitasking on your iPad.
Drag text and objects between Pages and another app
You can select more than one object or groups of objects to copy.
Open the Pages file you want to copy content to or from, then swipe up from the bottom of the screen to reveal the Dock.
In the Dock, touch and hold a second app, drag it out of the Dock to the left or right edge of the screen, then lift your finger.
In the second app, open the file (for example, a document, a message or a note) you want to copy content to or from.
In either file, select the content you want to copy, touch and hold it until it appears to lift, then drag it to the other file.
A plus sign in a green circle appears in the top-right corner of the selection as you begin to drag. If you can’t see the plus sign, the content you selected can’t be copied to the other location.
With the two apps open in Split View or Slide Over, you can also copy and paste objects from one to the other.
Copy text and objects to or from another app
You can copy selections of text and most objects, then paste them into other applications.
Select the text or object you want to copy.
Tap Copy in the selected location. (You may have to tap the selection again to see Copy).
On the Home screen, open the app and file (for example, a document, message or note) where you want to paste it.
Tap where you want to paste the selection, then tap Paste.