Prevent accidental editing in Pages on iPad
To avoid accidentally moving objects or bringing up the keyboard as you view, scroll, and interact with text and objects, you can use reading view. Reading view minimizes the controls to just what you need to view the content and perform basic tasks. You can quickly switch to editing view to make changes, then switch back to reading view.
When you send a Pages document to someone else or someone sends a document to you, it opens on iPhone and iPad in reading view. When you reopen a document, it opens the way you left it—in reading view or editing view.
If you prefer to always open documents in editing view, you can change this setting.
Do any of the following to switch between reading view and editing view:
Switch to editing view: Tap at the top of the screen.
Switch to editing view with text selected: Tap Edit in the menu that appears.
Switch to editing view with an image or table cell selected: Touch and hold the image or cell, then tap Edit in the menu that appears.
Switch from editing to reading view: Tap in the top-right corner of the screen.
Set documents you receive to always open in editing view: Tap , tap Settings, tap Editing, then turn on Open in Edit View. If you later change a document to reading view, it opens in reading view the next time you open it.
In reading view, tracked changes show the view you see when you select Final in change tracking (text is displayed without markup, and deleted text is hidden). The table of contents is visible, but not the bookmarks list (links to bookmarks still work).