Intro to Pages on Mac
To create any document, you always start with a template, then modify it however you like. The templates are designed for specific purposes—like essays, newsletters, and books—to give you a great starting point for your work.
After you open a template, you can add your own text, replace placeholder graphics or delete them, and add new objects (tables, charts, text boxes, shapes, lines, and media).
To modify text and objects in your document, you use the formatting and layout controls in the sidebar on the right side of the Pages window (shown below). The sidebar shows only controls for the text or object you selected.
Other sidebars (on the right and left) have controls to format your document, review comments and changes, view page thumbnails to navigate the document, and more.
You can quickly change the look of a selected object (image, shape, table, or chart) by clicking one of the six styles near the top of the Format sidebar. Use the other controls in the sidebar to customize the object however you like. For more formatting options, click the tabs at the top of the sidebar.
This guide helps you get started using Pages 8.2 on your Mac. To see the version of Pages on your Mac, choose Pages > About Pages (from the Pages menu at the top of your screen).
For more help getting started with Pages, click the links at the bottom of this page, or click the Table of Contents button near the top of this page. You can also download the guide from Apple Books (where available).