The template chooser with categories across the top. Books is selected and book templates in portrait and landscape orientation appear below.

Get started with a template

All documents begin with a template—a model you can use as a starting point. You can create word-processing documents, like reports and letters, and page layout documents, like posters and newsletters. Simply replace the template text and images with your own content.

About word-processing and page layout documents

The Insert menu with buttons across the top to add tables, charts, shapes, and media. Shapes is selected and its menu shows a row of categories with a Search button on the left. The category Activities is selected and shapes appear below.

Add photos, tables, drawings, and more

Add objects like tables, charts, shapes, and media (images, audio, and video) to your document. You can layer objects, resize them, and place them anywhere on the page.

Intro to images, charts, and other objects

The Format controls for changing the size and appearance of the selected image. Style, Image, and Arrange buttons are across the top of the controls.

Customize every detail

Change the look of your text, add a drop shadow to an image, fill shapes with color, and more—you can modify everything in your document.

Intro to Pages

A shape with text flowing around it on three sides.

Let your text flow

Get creative with the way text flows through your document. Have an image? Wrap your text around it. Want text to flow in irregular columns or continue a sidebar onto another page? Link text boxes so the text flows from one box to the next.

Place objects with text

The Add People screen showing a picture of the document to be shared. Below it are buttons for ways to send the invitation, including Mail, a Copy Link, and More. At the bottom is the Share Options button.

Collaborate in real time

Invite others to work with you on your document. Everyone you invite can see changes as they’re made, but you control who can edit or only view the document.

Intro to collaboration

This guide helps you get started using Pages 5.2 on your iPad. To see the version of Pages on your iPad, go to Settings  > Pages. To browse this guide, tap Table of Contents near the top of this page. You can also download the guide from Apple Books (where available).

If you need more help, visit the Pages Support website.