17 Pages For Mac Tips

Here are some handy tips for using Pages on your Mac. You can make writing easier with paragraph spacing, showing word count, using text replacements and other things. You can adjust how your document looks with character styles, Emoji clipart and hyphenation. You can also copy and paste elements to avoid having to set properties over and over again. That and much more!

Comments: 13 Responses to “17 Pages For Mac Tips”

    Pete
    8 months ago

    I like Word but now moving to Pages. Opening blank page in P I don’t know where I am … word seems to set parameters for typing etc from the start… I’m lost with pages startup page.

    8 months ago

    Pete: What is it that you want set? If you want to set it up to be a certain way when you create a new document, then set it up, save it as a template, and make that template your default.

    Larry Wayte
    8 months ago

    Great Pages tip. One of the things I miss about Word, though is the wide pallet of sizable and modifiable symbols that can be inserted. With Pages, it seems the list of such symbols is much smaller and mostly devoted to pictures or icons rather than symbols. One I’m thinking of that I like to use but can’t find is a resizable bracket, as in “{“. Am I missing some location where I can find a broader menu of resizable symbols other than the “Shape” menu?

    8 months ago

    Larry: I’m not quite sure what you mean. You have all of the extended character sets (emoji, symbols, etc), the shapes (which aren’t really characters) and also the math formula symbols. See https://macmost.com/adding-math-equations-in-pages.html if that last is what you mean.

    Lindy
    8 months ago

    The first thing I set in Pages was “Show Layout.” It gives you a black border which helps to know where you are. If you set up the page with the font you want the size you prefer. I have footer with auto page numbers, but no header. Set the width of margin. After you’ve got it the way you like it…go to File> Save as template. Name it and save. Then go to Pref to use this template the most. Use Template: Choose (the one you just made.) You’ll probably want to tweak later ;-D

    Lindy
    8 months ago

    Larry Wayte: I use PopChar by ergonis for symbols and emogies. Check it out…I think you’ll like it and it’s not expensive. I love it.

    John F
    8 months ago

    Hi Gary, do you know if there’s a way to get pages to use descriptive hotlink data instead of HTML data, when dragging a URL from a browser window into a document? e.g. Let’s say I drag the URL for this page into a document. I’d like it to become a link that says “17 Pages for Mac Tips.” Instead, in Pages it would say “https://macmost.com/17-pages-for-mac-tips.html” The old Pages used to do it — good God, a decade ago — but this one forces you to manually create a name for the link.

    8 months ago

    John: I don’t see any way to do that, sorry.

    John F
    8 months ago

    Also, is there a way to change the treatment of graphics as they get dragged in? Currently they drag in with auto textwrap as the default. I’d prefer that they come in “inline with text.” Is there a way to set it to be that every time or should I use the image copy and replace method you mention in the video?

    John F
    8 months ago

    And P.S. Thanks for everything you do, Gary. You’re a patient man and an excellent teacher. And very knowledgeable about everything Apple. It’s impressive. Hope you have a good Thanksgiving!

    8 months ago

    John: No, you can’t change the image defaults. The copy and replace method is the way to handle it. Thank you!

    Kenn Walker
    7 months ago

    When I type a word on my computer it will show a partiality complete word,what should I do to finish the word without typing it, in pages?

    7 months ago

    Kenn: Do you mean like the autocomplete text that appears slightly under the cursor? Just press space and it should put that word there and you’ll be ready to type the next one.

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