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 colour of text
- Add a shadow or outline to text
- Change text capitalisation
- 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 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
- 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
Save and name a document in Pages on Mac
The first time you save a document, you name it and choose where to save it — on your desktop or in a folder, for example. Thereafter, Pages automatically saves your document as you work. You can rename a document at any time or create a duplicate of it with a different name.
Save and name a new document
Click anywhere in the document window to make it active, then choose File > Save (from the File menu at the top of your screen).
Enter a name in the Save As field, then enter one or more tags (optional).
Click the Where pop-up menu and choose a location.
If you want the document to appear on all your devices set up with iCloud Drive, save the document in the Pages folder in iCloud Drive. (To see this option, iCloud Drive must be set up on your Mac.)
To create a new folder for the document, click the Where pop-up menu and choose Other, then click New Folder at the bottom of the dialogue. Enter a name for the folder, then click Create.
Rename a document
At the top of the Pages window, click the document name.
Enter a new name, then click anywhere outside the dialogue to dismiss it.
Save a copy of a document
With the document open, hold down the Option key on your keyboard, then choose File > Save As (from the File menu at the top of your screen).
Enter a name for the copy, then press Return.
The copy is saved to the same location as the original. You can change where the copy is saved or send the copy to someone.
To save a copy of a document in another format (for example, Microsoft Word, PDF or Pages ’09), you make a copy of the document in that format. See Export to Word, PDF or another file format.