Use VoiceOver to create a Pages document on Mac
You can create a Pages document on your Mac using VoiceOver, an advanced screen reader that lets you use your device without seeing the screen. Start with a predesigned template that includes placeholder data, charts, and images, then add your own content. Each template uses coordinated fonts, text styles, and colors for a unified look.
Note: VO represents the VoiceOver modifier.
Choose a template
You can choose a template from several categories, such as letters, reports, and books. For example, to create a flyer to advertise a special event, you might choose Event Poster Small in the Flyers & Posters category. You choose a template in the template chooser.
In Pages on your Mac, press VO-M to jump to the menu bar, navigate to File > New, then press Return.
The template chooser opens.
Do one of the following:
Choose from all templates: Press VO-Left Arrow to navigate to the template chooser collection, then press VO-Shift-Down Arrow to enter it.
Choose a template by category, such as Reports and Resumes: Press VO-Left Arrow to navigate to the table of template categories, then press VO-Shift-Down Arrow to enter it. Press VO-Down Arrow to scroll through the list of categories until you hear the category you want, then press VO-J to jump to the templates in that category.
To navigate through the template options, press any of the arrow keys, then press Return to choose one.
Add your own text
Document templates include placeholder text for titles, headers, body text, and other text elements. You can replace any placeholder text with your own in the document layout area.
With a document open in Pages on your Mac, press VO-U to open the rotor.
Press the Left Arrow or Right Arrow key until you hear “Window Spots,” then press the Down Arrow key until you hear “content - Document layout area.”
To select the document layout area, press Return, then press VO-Shift-Down Arrow to enter it.
To scroll to the page with the text you want to replace, press VO-Up Arrow or VO-Down Arrow, then press VO-Shift-Down Arrow to enter it.
Press VO-Right Arrow or VO-Left Arrow until you hear the text you want to edit (for instance, Header or Body), then press VO-Shift-Down Arrow.
If a text group has multiple lines, press VO-Up Arrow or VO-Down Arrow to scroll through the lines.
To select the text in the VoiceOver cursor, press VO-Shift-A.
Type to add your own text.
If you want to edit more text in the same group, press VO with any arrow key to navigate to it. If you want to edit a different text group, press VO-Shift-Up Arrow, then press VO-Right Arrow or VO-Left Arrow to navigate to it.
To learn more about keyboard shortcuts, see Use keyboard shortcuts.