Pages for Mac: Customize the Pages toolbar

Customize the Pages toolbar

The toolbar at the top of the Pages window gives you quick access to the controls you need as you work in Pages. As you discover which controls you use most, you can add, remove, and rearrange toolbar buttons to suit your work style.

The menu bar at the top of the screen with Apple, Pages, File, Edit, Insert, Format, Arrange, View, Share, Window, and Help menus. Below the menu bar is an open Pages document with toolbar buttons across the top for View, Zoom, Add Page, Insert, Table, Chart, Text, Shape, Media, and Comment.

Pages (like other apps) has a menu bar above the Pages window, at the top of the computer screen. Some menu bar items and toolbar buttons have the same name (for example, Insert, View, and Format), but they don’t offer all the same options.

Hide or show the toolbar

  • Choose View > Hide Toolbar or View > Show Toolbar (from the View menu at the top of your screen).

Add, remove, or rearrange toolbar buttons

  1. Choose View > Customize Toolbar (from the View menu at the top of your screen, not from the View button in the toolbar).

  2. Do any of the following:

    • Add or remove items from the toolbar: Drag an item to the toolbar to add it. Drag an item away from the toolbar to remove it.

    • Rearrange items in the toolbar: Drag an item to reorder it.

      The Format and Document buttons move together and can’t be separated.

    • Reset the toolbar: To restore the toolbar to the default setting, drag the set of buttons at the bottom of the window to the toolbar.

    • Remove button names: Choose Icon Only from the pop-up menu at the bottom of the window. By default, buttons are shown with their names.

  3. Click Done.

Published Date: Apr 3, 2019
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