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
Quick navigation in Pages on Mac
To make it easier to navigate your document, you can open a sidebar on the left side of the Pages window to view either thumbnail images of the document’s pages or a table of contents. You can also choose a destination from the View menu and use keyboard shortcuts to navigate through the document.
Show or hide Page Thumbnails view
Do one of the following:
To show page thumbnails, click in the toolbar, then choose Page Thumbnails.
To hide page thumbnails, click , then choose Document Only.
Show or hide Table of Contents view
Do one of the following:
To show the table of contents, click in the toolbar, then choose Table of Contents.
To hide the table of contents, click , then choose Document Only.
To learn how to change what appears in the table of contents, or how to add a table of contents to your document, see Create a table of contents.
Use navigation shortcuts
You can press keys on your keyboard to navigate in your document. Do any of the following:
Move to the next or previous line: Press the Up Arrow or Down Arrow key.
Move to the next or previous page: Press the Page Up or Page Down key. If your keyboard doesn’t have these keys, press Fn-Up Arrow or Fn-Down Arrow.
Move to a specific page: Press Control-Command-G, type the page number, then press Return or click Go to Page. You can also choose View > Go To > Page (from the View menu at the top of your screen).
To see all the keyboard shortcuts you can use in Pages, see Keyboard shortcuts.
Tip: You can also bookmark text in your document, then use the bookmarks list to jump to the bookmarks. See Add bookmarks and cross-references.