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
Save and name a document in Pages on Mac
The first time you save a document, you name it and choose where to save it — on your desktop or in a folder, for example. Thereafter, Pages automatically saves your document as you work. You can rename a document at any time or create a duplicate of it with a different name.
Save and name a new document
Click anywhere in the document window to make it active, then choose File > Save (from the File menu at the top of your screen).
Enter a name in the Save As field, then enter one or more tags (optional).
Click the Where pop-up menu and choose a location.
To create a new folder for the document, click the Where pop-up menu and choose Other, then click New Folder at the bottom of the dialogue. Enter a name for the folder, then click Create.
Rename a document
At the top of the Pages window, click the document name.
Enter a new name, then click anywhere outside the dialogue to dismiss it.
Save a copy of a document
With the document open, hold down the Option key on your keyboard, then choose File > Save As (from the File menu at the top of your screen).
Enter a name for the copy, then press Return.
To save a copy of a document in another format (for example, Microsoft Word, PDF or Pages ’09), you make a copy of the document in that format. See Export to Word, PDF or another file format.