Pages User Guide for Mac
- Intro to Pages
- Word processing or page layout?
- Intro to images, graphs and other objects
- Find a document
- Open or close a document
- Save and name a document
- Print a document or envelope
- Create a document using VoiceOver
- 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 highlighting effect to text
- Format hyphens, dashes and quotation marks
- Set paper size and orientation
- Set document margins
- Set up facing pages
- Add, rearrange and delete 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 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 un-merge 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
Use Handoff to transfer Pages documents
When your Mac, iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch are near each other, you can use Handoff to pass a document you’re working on from one device to the other. For example, if you’re working on a Pages document on your iPhone and you’re near your Mac, you can pick up the document on your Mac and finish the document there.
OS X 10.10 or later on a Mac
iOS 8 or later on iPhone or iPad
iPadOS on iPad
Bluetooth 4 (Bluetooth LE) on both systems
You set up Handoff in System Preferences on your Mac (click General, then select “Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices”) and in Settings on your iPhone or iPad (go to Settings > General > Handoff, then turn on Handoff).
Hand off a document to iPhone or iPad
Open a document on your Mac.
When your Mac is near the device you want to hand off to, a Handoff icon for Pages appears in the bottom-left corner of the device’s Lock screen.
Note: Only the app you’re currently using can hand off your work.
On the device, swipe up on to open the document.
You can also see the Handoff icon when you double-click the Home button or swipe up from the bottom of the screen (on devices with no Home button) to reveal the multitasking screen. Tap Pages at the bottom of the screen to pick up where you left off.
Hand off a document to a Mac
On iPhone, iPad or another Mac, open a document.
When the device or other Mac is near the Mac you want to hand off to, the Handoff icon appears on the left side of the Dock.
Click the Handoff icon to open the document.
For additional instructions on setting up and using Handoff, click the desktop to switch to the Finder, choose Help > macOS Help (from the Help menu at the top of your screen), then search for “Handoff.”