Pages User Guide for iPad
- Intro to Pages
- Word-processing or page layout?
- Intro to images, charts, and other objects
- Find a document
- Open a document
- Save and name a document
- Print a document or envelope
- Copy text and objects between apps
- Basic touchscreen gestures
- Use Apple Pencil with Pages
- Customize the toolbar
- Select text and place the insertion point
- Add and replace text
- Copy and paste text
- Add mathematical equations
- Bookmarks and links
- Add links
- 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
- Change the transparency of an object
- Fill shapes and text boxes with color 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
- Send a document
- Publish a book to Apple Books
- Use presenter mode
- Use iCloud Drive with Pages
- Export to Word, PDF, or another file format
- Restore an earlier version of a document
- Move a document
- Delete a document
- Password-protect a document
- Create and manage custom templates
Highlight text in Pages on iPad
You can temporarily highlight text in the body of your document, in text boxes, and in shapes. This is helpful, for example, if you’re reviewing a document and want to call out certain parts. These highlights aren’t visible in printed documents. When multiple people are working on a document, each person’s highlights appear in a unique color.
Tip: If you want highlights in any color that are visible in your final document, add a background color to text.
Add or remove a highlight
You can highlight text everywhere except in charts and table cells.
Add a highlight: Select text, then tap Highlight.
Remove a highlight: Double-tap the highlighted text, then tap Remove Highlight.
Note: If the document is shared with others, only you and the document owner can delete your highlight. If someone else adds a comment to your highlight, the author name and color of the highlight changes to the comment’s author, and you can’t delete the comment.
Highlights added this way aren’t visible in printed or PDF documents. To add permanent highlights, see Add a background color to text.
Add a comment to highlighted text
Tap the highlighted text.
Tap “Add a comment,” then type your comment.
To learn how to change your highlight color, see Set your author name for comments.