Layer, group, and lock objects in Pages for iCloud
You can work with and arrange the objects on a page in a number of ways:
Layer (or stack) objects to create the appearance of depth
Group objects to more easily move, resize, or rotate them as a single unit
Lock objects to avoid inadvertently moving, modifying, or deleting them
Click the object so its selection handles (blue dots) appear, or if it’s a table, so the row numbers and column letters appear.
Drag to overlap it with one or more other objects.
If the object is a table, you need to drag it by the square in the top-left corner of the table.
To change its position in the stack, click Arrange at the top of the Format sidebar on the right, then do one of the following:
Move an object a layer at a time: Click Backward or Forward.
Move an object to the very top or bottom of the stack: Click Back or Front.
Group or ungroup objects
Select two or more objects on a page that you want to group together.
Click Arrange at the top of the Format sidebar on the right, then click the Group button.
Note: If the Group button is dimmed or doesn’t appear, the selected objects can’t be grouped.
The grouped objects have one set of selection handles, instead of separate selection handles for each object.
To separate grouped objects, select the group, click Arrange at the top of the Format sidebar on the right, then click Ungroup.
Lock or unlock objects
When you lock an object, you can’t make changes to it or its contents. For example, if you lock a text box, you can’t resize it, link it to a thread, or change any text it contains.
Select one or more objects to lock or unlock.
Note: If you select a linked text box, all the text boxes in the thread are selected.
Click Arrange at the top of the Format sidebar on the right, then click Lock or Unlock.
If the Lock button is dimmed, make sure each object is set to Stay on Page at the top of the sidebar.