Use bidirectional text in Pages on Mac
Pages supports bidirectional text, so you can enter and edit text written from left to right (such as in English or Chinese) and from right to left (such as in Arabic or Hebrew) in the same document. To use bi-directional text, you must have at least one right-to-left language in your device’s preferred language list. To learn more, see Set up a keyboard or other input source for another language.
You can use any Pages template to create a document that uses bi-directional text, but to see templates designed specifically for another language, you must set the primary language of your computer to that language (choose Apple menu > System Preferences > Language & Region, then set the language). When you create a new document, you see templates for that language.
Change paragraph direction
The ruler and its tab stops always match the direction of a paragraph so, when you change the text direction for selected text, the ruler also changes.
In the Format sidebar, click the Style button near the top.
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 Style button.
In the Alignment section, click .
The insertion point moves to the other side of the document or object and the paragraph direction changes.
Enter text, then press Return at the end of the paragraph.
The next paragraph continues in the same direction. To change its direction, click .
If you select multiple paragraphs with different text directions and then click , the paragraphs are formatted to match the first paragraph in the selection.
If you don’t see , you may not have a right-to-left language in your computer’s preferred language list. To add a language to your preferred language list, choose Apple menu > System Preferences > Language & Region, click , then select a language. You may need to quit and reopen Pages to see the option to change paragraph direction.