Pages User Guide for iPhone
- 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
- 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
Select text in Pages on iPhone
To edit text, you either select the text or place the insertion point in a word or paragraph where you want to begin editing.
Select words or paragraphs
Do any of the following:
Select a word: Double-tap it.
Select a paragraph: Triple-tap in the paragraph.
Select a range of text: Double-tap a word, then move the drag points to include more or less text. Drag beyond the end of the paragraph to include any formatting marks (called invisibles).
Note: If you tap placeholder text, the entire block of text is selected.
Place the insertion point
The insertion point is a blinking vertical line or I-beam in text that indicates where the next character you type will appear.
Do one of the following:
Tap where you want to place the insertion point.
Double-tap a shape, text box, or table cell. If the object contains text, a word is selected; tap again to place the insertion point.
Note: You can’t place the insertion point in placeholder text; when you tap placeholder text, the entire block of text is selected.
To reposition the insertion point, drag the insertion point to where you want it.