Add and edit cell content in Pages on iPad
You can use the keyboard to enter the type of data you want (letters, numbers, or symbols). You can also copy and paste content into cells from somewhere else.
Note: If you can’t add content to a table, make sure it’s unlocked. Select the table, tap , tap Arrange, then tap Unlock. (If you don’t see Unlock, the table isn’t locked.)
Add content to an empty cell: Tap or double-tap it so you see the insertion point and the keyboard, then start typing.
Edit content: Tap or double-tap the cell to make the insertion point appear. To move the insertion point, drag it to where you want to type.
Replace specific text: Select the text, then type over it.
You can also add an object to a cell, create a link in a table cell, and copy table rows, columns, and cells from a table in Keynote or Numbers.
Wrap text to fit in a cell
If a cell isn’t wide enough to display all the text in the cell, you can wrap the text so it appears on multiple lines in the cell.
Wrap or unwrap text in a single cell: Tap the cell, tap , tap Cell, then turn Wrap Text in Cell on or off. (If you don’t see Wrap Text in Cell, swipe up from the bottom of the controls.)
Wrap or unwrap text for a row or column: Select the row or column, tap , tap Cell, then turn Wrap Text in Cell on or off.
Clear content from a cell
Select the cell, tap it again, then tap Delete.
Delete content from cells
Select the cells you want to delete, then tap Delete.
Insert a line break or tab into text in a table cell
You can insert a line break to type multiple paragraphs of text in a table cell. You can also insert a tab to align text.
Double-tap a cell.
Type the first paragraph of your text, then do one of the following:
Insert a line break: Tap in the shortcut bar above the keyboard, then tap Line Break.
Insert a tab: Tap on the left side of the format bar above the keyboard.
Type the text of the next paragraph, then insert a line break or tab as described above.
Add an object to a table cell
You can paste images, shapes, lines, charts, equations, and text boxes into table cells. The pasted object appears inline with any text in the cell.
Tap an object or the text that contains the object, then tap Cut or Copy (cut removes it from its original location).
Double-tap the cell where you want to add the object (it can be a cell that already has text) so that you see the insertion point.
Tap and hold where you want to add the object, then tap Paste.
Note: If you want to paste a text box or shape (including its contents) into a cell, make sure the insertion point is visible in the cell before you paste the object. If the cell is selected instead, only text inside the object is pasted.
When you paste a movie in a cell, only the poster image shows—the movie doesn’t play. However, the movie properties are retained so that if you copy and paste the movie elsewhere, it will play in its new location.
You can also copy an object from another document, or from Keynote or Numbers.
To remove an object from a cell, double-tap the cell, place the insertion point in the cell to the right of the object, then tap .
Copy or move table cells
When you copy a table cell, or move a cell’s data to a new location in the table, all of the cell’s properties are also copied or moved, including its data format, fill, border, and comments.
Select the cells you want to copy or move.
Do one of the following:
Paste and overwrite existing content: Tap the cell, then tap Copy. Select the top-left cell where you want to paste the data, tap the cell again, then tap Paste.
If your data contains formulas, tap Paste Formulas or Paste Value Only. The data overwrites any existing data.
Paste outside of an existing table to create a new table: Tap near the edge of the screen, then tap Paste. A new table is created with the pasted cells.
Move the data: After selecting the cells, touch and hold the selection until the cells appear to rise off the table, then drag them to another location in the table. Any existing data is replaced by the new data.
You can also copy cells from a table in another document, or from Keynote or Numbers.