Basic Document Layout Techniques In Pages

Learn how to use Pages to create simple page layout documents. You can remove the word processing aspect of a Pages document and place text boxes, images and other elements to create flyers, newsletters, brochures and other types of documents.

Comments: 13 Responses to “Basic Document Layout Techniques In Pages”

    david
    5 years ago

    I love to watch your videos they are well done and informative.
    in your current video about pages you show how to add a page. Once this page is added can it be moved or deleted. i can’t do either. It seems odd that i can not delete a page.
    I have a lot of trip notes and photos but find the new pages not as easy to work with as the older version.
    I welcome your advice. Happy New Year!

      5 years ago

      Did you remember to switch to page layout mode by turning off Document Body? See 0:50. Otherwise, each page is linked together as a continuous text box. But if you turn off Document Body, then you can select the thumbnail of a page and Edit, Delete to remove that page.

        david
        5 years ago

        Thanks for the above post about pages layout. I can now delete a page but i am not able to move the pages around in the view thumbnail section.
        Is there a way to return to the previous version for some of my documents?
        thanks.

    Ron Paris
    5 years ago

    I can’t believe that Apple has removed the linked text box feature. For many of us, that makes this update something to avoid like the plague. Or, am I missing something?

    Robyn
    5 years ago

    Gary, how do you colour the pages now? I am still using the old Pages version because I can’t seem to do the things I used to do and I need to use Pages for my newsletters which are usually around 14 pages.
    Please can we have more tutorials on Pages?

      5 years ago

      Color pages? You mean have a solid color in the background? Usually you would just put a rectangle of a solid color behind everything. Or, use colored paper :)

    Robyn
    5 years ago

    I forgot…I need to link all the pages together as well as some of the articles flow on to the next page. I don’t know why they changed Pages so dramatically as many people are not happy with it. Basically you have to take time out to re-learn everything and it is not always possible if you are in a hurry.

      5 years ago

      Right. You can’t do that with the new Pages. I would suggest you think about using a desktop publishing tool as Pages is clearly focused on word processing now.

        Shirley Allan
        5 years ago

        Yes, that is my take on the new Pages- that it is primarily word processing and Apple already has TextEdit. Could it be that they are planning a separate app for Page Layout? I certainly hope so! Gary, what about the Text Wrap being always on, have you found a way to turn it off? If so please share it with us and I do look forward to more of your videos on the new, if not likable, Pages.

          5 years ago

          Well, Pages is far more capable than TextEdit. Two tools, each with their own use.
          I don’t think Apple would come out with a page layout tool, especially when there are already so many good ones available for Mac.
          Not sure what you mean by text wrap. Why would you want it off? What would the alternative be?

    Shirley Allan
    5 years ago

    I do several lessons showing the tools in Page Layout (version 4.3) where I show how to create a landscape in a text box, how to create cartoons with your head instead of the cartoon head using Photo Booth, Preview and clipart in Pages etc. In Version 5, when I move an item across a Text Box with text in it, the text wraps and I have to go to Wrap and select none. It is very disconcerting.

    Gracie Hilton
    5 years ago

    Happy to see rulers, both horizontal and vertical, back! Is there any way to make them appear every time I open a blank page? Or is it necessary to go to View/Show Ruler(s) each and every time I start a new project?

      5 years ago

      Looks like it is off by default. But it only takes a second to hit Command+R.

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