Intro to paragraph styles in Pages on Mac
A paragraph style is a set of attributes—like a font size and color—that determines how the text in a paragraph looks. You can use paragraph styles in your document to:
Achieve a consistent look for different types of text in your document: For example, apply the Title style to all your chapter titles and Body style to the chapter contents so the text looks consistent throughout your document.
Quickly make global changes to the look of text in your document: For example, if you apply the Heading style to all the headings in a document, and later decide you want to change their color, you can change the color of the Heading style itself, and all the headings update automatically.
Generate a table of contents: Pages automatically creates a table of contents (TOC) based on paragraph styles applied to your paragraphs. For example, if you apply the Heading style to your chapter titles, then enable the Heading style for the TOC, those chapter styles appear in the TOC.
Pages comes with preset paragraph styles, but you can create your own paragraph styles to use in a document.
If you change the appearance of text that has a paragraph style applied to it, an asterisk, and in some cases an Update button, appears next to the style’s name in the Paragraph Styles pop-up menu, indicating that the style has an override for that specific text. You can leave the override as is or update the paragraph style to incorporate the change.
Note: You can’t apply a paragraph style to text in a table cell.