Pages for iPad: Pages for iOS keyboard shortcuts

Pages for iOS keyboard shortcuts

If you have an external keyboard connected to your iOS device, you can use keyboard shortcuts to quickly accomplish many tasks in Pages. To use a keyboard shortcut, press all the keys in the shortcut at the same time.

You can press and hold the Command key on the keyboard to show a list of shortcuts for the item that’s selected in the document, like text or a table.

General

Action

Shortcut

Create a new document (open the template chooser)

Command-N

Open the document manager

Command-O

Copy

Command-C

Paste

Command-V

Paste and match the style of the destination text

Option-Shift-Command-V

Undo

Command-Z

Redo

Shift-Command-Z

Show or hide the Find window

Command-F

Find next (while in the Find window)

Command-G

Find previous (while in the Find window)

Shift-Command-G

Show or hide page thumbnail view

Option-Command-P

Enter or exit edit master page view

Shift-Command-E

Show or hide word count

Shift-Command-W

Show or hide the ruler

Command-R

Add a comment

Shift-Command-K

Save a comment

Command-Return

Insert a page break

Command-Return or Command-Enter

Add a bookmark

Option-Command-B

Scroll up one page without moving the insertion point

Fn-Up Arrow or Page Up

Scroll down one page without moving the insertion point

Fn-Down Arrow or Page Down

Edit text, shapes, tables, and charts

Action

Shortcut

Apply boldface to selected text

Command-B

Apply italic to selected text

Command-I

Apply underline to selected text

Command-U

Make the text superscript

Control-Shift-Command-Plus Sign (+)

Make the text subscript

Control-Command-Minus Sign (-)

Turn text into a link

Command-K

Copy the paragraph or object style

Option-Command-C

Paste the paragraph or object style

Option-Command-V

Insert a paragraph break when editing text in a cell

Return

Insert a tab in text or a formula

Option-Tab

Specify absolute and relative attributes of selected cell references

Press Command-K or Shift-Command-K to move forward or backward through options

Open the Chart Data Editor

Shift-Command-D

Insert an equation

Option-Command-E

Manipulate shapes, tables, and charts

Action

Shortcut

Group the selected objects

Option-Command-G

Ungroup the selected objects

Option-Shift-Command-G

Lock the selected object

Command-L

Unlock the selected object

Option-Command-L

Duplicate the selected object

Command-D or Option-drag

Press Option and an arrow key, then drag

Move the selected object one point

Press an arrow key

Move the selected object ten points

Hold down Shift and press an arrow key

Move the selected object to the back

Shift-Command-B

Move the selected object to the front

Shift-Command-F

Move the selected object backward

Option-Shift-Command-B

Move the selected object forward

Option-Shift-Command-F

In a table, add rows above the selected cells

Option-Up Arrow

In a table, add rows below the selected cells

Option-Down Arrow

In a table, add columns to the right of the selected cells

Option-Right Arrow

In a table, add columns to the left of the selected cells

Option-Left Arrow

Published Date: Nov 13, 2018
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