Pages User Guide for Mac
- What’s new in Pages 13.2
- 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 3D objects
- 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
Set paragraph margins in Pages on Mac
You can adjust the margins for specific paragraphs to indent them from the document margins, and change the indentation of the first line of each paragraph. To set margins for the whole document, see Set document margins.
Change paragraph margins
Note: Your changes only apply to the paragraphs or text selected.
Do any of the following:
In the ruler, drag the margin marker (the orange triangle) to set a new margin.
In the Format sidebar, click the Style button near the top, then click one of the default indent buttons in the Alignment section to increase or decrease the indent of an entire paragraph.
If the text is in a text box, table or shape, first click the Text tab at the top of the sidebar, then click the Layout button.
Note: For margins of less than 2.5 cm (1 inch), adjust the document margins in the Document sidebar (see Set document margins for a word processing document).
You can set the ruler to use points, inches or centimetres; to show the tick marks as percentages; and to place 0 (zero) at the centre of the ruler. See Change ruler units to learn how.
Indent the first line in a paragraph
You can indent the first line of text in a paragraph to create a visual break in the document that helps readers scan paragraphs.
Note: Your changes apply only to the paragraphs or text selected.
Do any of the following:
In the ruler, drag the first line indent marker (the orange rectangle) to set a new indent.
The first line indent rectangle may be directly above the left margin triangle. If you can’t select just one of the markers, use the controls in the sidebar to set the margin and indent (see the option below).
In the Format sidebar, click the Layout button near the top, click the disclosure arrow next to Indents, then click the arrows next to First.
If the selected paragraphs are in a text box, table or shape, first click the Text tab at the top of the sidebar, then click the Layout button.