Pages User Guide for Mac
- Intro to Pages
- Word-processing or page layout?
- Intro to images, charts, and other objects
- Find a document
- Open or close a document
- Save and name a document
- Print a document or envelope
- 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 color of text
- Add a shadow or outline to text
- Change text capitalization
- Copy and paste text styles
- Add a highlight effect to text
- Format hyphens, dashes, and quotation marks
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
Change table gridlines and colors in Pages on Mac
You can change the look of a table by changing its outline, showing or hiding gridlines, add borders and color to cells, and using alternating row colors.
Change the table outline and gridlines
Click the table, then in the Format sidebar, click the Table tab.
Do any of the following:
Change the outline: In the Table Outline section of the sidebar, use the controls to change the line type, thickness, and color.
Change the gridlines: In the Gridlines section of the sidebar, click the buttons to show or hide gridlines from the table body, from the header rows and columns, and from footer rows.
Change the border and background of table cells
You can change the border and background of any selection of table cells.
Select the cells you want to change.
To change all the cells in a table, select the table.
In the Format sidebar, click the Cell tab.
Do any of the following:
Change cell borders: In the Border section of the sidebar, click a border layout button below Border to choose which borders you want to format. Click the Border Styles pop-up menu, then choose a border style. Or, use the controls below the menu to define your own style.
Tip: To select multiple borders, click a border layout button, then Command-click additional borders.
Change the background: In the Fill section of the sidebar, click the color well, then select a fill option. See Fill shapes and text boxes with color or an image.
You can also create rules to automatically change a cell’s look when the value in the cell meets certain conditions. See Highlight cells conditionally.
Alternate the table row colors
Click the table to select it, then in the Format sidebar, click the Table tab.
In the sidebar, select the Alternating Row Color checkbox, then click the color well to select a color.
Row colors don’t alternate for header columns. Header columns have their own look based on the table style you choose.