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 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 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
Add a border around a page in Pages on iPad
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 colour 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.
Tap , then tap .
In the Basic category, tap a square or rounded rectangle to add it.
Drag the blue dots that appear around the shape until the outer edges of the shape form the border size you want.
Tap , then tap Style.
Tap Fill, tap Preset, then swipe left and tap No Fill.
Or if you want the bordered area to have a background colour, tap a fill option. You can make the object more transparent so it doesn’t hide other objects on the page.
Tap to go back to the Style tab.
Tap to turn on Border, then use the controls to choose a border style, colour and width.
To change the transparency, drag the Opacity slider (at the bottom of the controls).
To move the border behind all the objects on the page, tap Arrange, then drag the slider all the way to the left.
If your document is a word processing document, turn off Move with Text, then change Wrap to None.
To lock the border so it doesn’t get moved accidentally, tap Arrange (at the top of the controls), then tap Lock.
When you’ve finished, tap anywhere on the page to dismiss the controls.
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 iPad.