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
- 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
- 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
Select tables, cells, rows and columns in Pages on Mac
To edit and rearrange tables, cells, rows and columns, you must first select them.
Note: The tasks below apply to a table you add to your page. They don’t apply to a page you formatted into columns.
Select a table
Sometimes you must select rather than just click a table to complete a specific task. Selecting ensures that the table is in the correct state for the steps that follow.
First click outside the table to make sure it’s unselected, then click the table to select it.
Select a cell: Click the table, then click the cell once.
Select a range of adjacent cells: Click the table, click the cell once, then drag a white dot in any direction across the range of adjacent cells.
If you drag the yellow dot, you copy the cell contents to the rows you drag over. If you do this accidentally, drag the yellow dot back to its original position, or press Command-Z on the keyboard to undo the action.
Select non-adjacent cells: Click the table, click the cell once, then Command-click any other cells.
Select rows and columns
Click the table.
Letters appear above the columns and numbers appear to the left of the rows.
Do any of the following:
Select a single row or column: Click the number or letter for the row or column.
Select multiple adjacent rows or columns: Click the number or letter for the first row or column, then drag a white dot across the adjacent rows or columns.
Select non-adjacent rows or columns: Command-click any row numbers or column letters.