Set up your document in Pages on iPhone, iPad or Mac

To get started on a document in Pages, you can choose what kind of document you want to create, change margins, change how your text looks, and add page numbers and other content to headers and footers.

MacBook Pro and iPad Pro showing the same Pages document open 

Choose a document type

Your Pages document can be either a word-processing document or a page layout document. Decide which type of document you want to create based on the type of content you're creating.

Find out how to choose a document type


Change page size, page orientation and margins

After you've chosen a document type, you can choose a page size, choose portrait or landscape orientation and set the margins for your document.

Find out how to choose a page size and orientation, and how to set margins for your document


Change how text looks

Change the colour, the alignment and the spacing of the text in your document.

Find out how to adjust text in your document


Add page numbers and other content to headers and footers

You can add content such as page numbers and text to headers and footers, and change how the text in headers and the content looks.

Find out how to work with headers and footers

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