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
- Customize 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 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
- 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
Add a drop cap to a paragraph in Pages on iPad
A drop cap is a decorative first character (a large letter or combination of characters) that you can style and position at the beginning of a paragraph.
In Pages, you can add a drop cap to text in the document body, a text box, or a shape.
Add a drop cap
Tap to place the insertion point inside the paragraph that you want to begin with a drop cap.
Tap , then turn on the Drop Cap setting at the bottom of the menu.
If the text box or shape already contains text, a drop cap is added to the start of the paragraph that contains the insertion point. If the text box or shape is empty, the drop cap appears when you start typing.
Do any of the following:
Quickly change the appearance of the drop cap: Select a preset style in the menu below the Drop Cap switch.
Change the position of the drop cap or add a background shape: Tap Drop Cap Options, then make any adjustments.
For example, you can make the text flow right up against the drop cap letter by selecting Contour in the Text Wrap settings, or add a circle behind the drop cap by turning on Background Shape and setting the Corner Radius to 100%.
Use a different font style, size, or color for only the drop cap (not the entire paragraph): Select the drop cap, then tap and make your choices.
To remove a drop cap, place the insertion point in the paragraph, tap , then turn off the Drop Cap setting at the bottom of the Text menu.