A MacBook Pro with the Pages template chooser open on the screen. The Books category is selected on the left and book templates appear on the right.

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 toolbar with buttons to add tables, charts, text boxes, shapes, and media. Shape is selected and shows the category Activities selected in the sidebar on the left and shapes on the right.

Add photos, shapes, tables, 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 Collaboration menu showing the names of people collaborating on the document. Share options are below the names.

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 8.2 on your Mac. To see the version of Pages on your Mac, choose Pages > About Pages (from the Pages menu at the top of your screen). To browse this guide, click 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.