Pages User Guide for iPad
- Intro to Pages
- Word processing or page layout?
- Intro to images, charts and other objects
- Find a document
- Open a document
- Save and name a document
- Print a document or envelope
- Copy text and objects between apps
- Basic touchscreen gestures
- Use Apple Pencil with Pages
- Customise the toolbar
- Select text and place the insertion point
- Add and replace text
- Copy and paste text
- Add mathematical equations
- Bookmarks and links
- Add links
- 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
- 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 unmerge table cells
- Resize, move or lock a table
- Send a document
- Publish a book to Apple Books
- Use presenter mode
- Use iCloud Drive with Pages
- Export to Word, PDF or another file format
- Restore an earlier version of a document
- Move a document
- Delete a document
- Password-protect a document
- Create and manage custom templates
Highlight cells conditionally in Pages on iPad
You can have Pages change the appearance of a table cell or its text when the value in the cell meets certain conditions. For example, you can make cells turn red if they contain a negative number. To change the look of a cell based on its cell value, create a conditional highlighting rule.
Add a highlighting rule
Tap , tap Cell, then tap Add Conditional Highlighting.
Tap a type of rule (for example, if your cell value will be a number, tap Numbers), then tap a rule.
Enter values for the rule.
For example, if you selected the rule “date is after”, enter a date that the date in the cell must come after.
Tap a text style, such as bold or italic, or a cell fill, such as red or green.
You can choose Custom Style to choose your own font colour, font style and cell fill.
Note: If a cell matches multiple rules, its look changes according to the first rule in the list. To reorder rules, tap Edit, then drag next to the rule name. Tap Done.
Repeat a highlighting rule
After you add a conditional highlighting rule to a cell, you can apply that rule to other cells.
Select the cell with the rule you want to repeat and the cells you want to add the rule to.
Tap , then tap Cell.
Below Conditional Highlighting, tap Combine Rules.
Delete a highlighting rule
Select the cells with the rules you want to delete.
Tap , then tap Cell.
Below Conditional Highlighting, swipe left on the rule you want to delete, then tap Delete.