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 colour of text
- Add a shadow or outline to text
- Change text capitalisation
- 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 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
- 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
Copy and paste text styles in Pages on Mac
An easy way to make the text in your document look consistent is to copy just the style of selected text, then apply that style to other text.
Copy and paste a text style
Do one of the following:
Select the text with the style you want to copy. The style of the first character in the text selection is what’s copied. Select carefully — if the first character in your selection is a white space, the text where you paste the style is replaced by white space.
Place the insertion point in the text with the style you want to copy. Everything that you would see if you were to begin typing at the insertion point is copied. That includes any paragraph style, character style and style overrides applied to that text.
Choose Format > Copy Style (from the Format menu at the top of your screen).
Select other text where you want to apply the style, or place the insertion point in text, then choose Format > Paste Style.
If you place the insertion point in a paragraph or select full paragraphs, text boxes or shapes with text, existing paragraph or character styles are replaced with what you paste.
If you select one or more partial paragraphs (for example, one or more words in a paragraph), or a full paragraph and part of another, only character styles and not paragraph styles are applied to the selected text.
You can paste text styles from one Pages document to another. If the document where you paste the style doesn’t have the style, it’s added to the character or paragraph style menu for that document. If a style with the same name already exists, that style gets a style override. See Update or revert a paragraph style to learn how to deal with style overrides.
Tip: You can add buttons to the toolbar for copying a style and pasting a style.