Copying and Pasting Between Pages, Numbers and Keynote

Pages, Numbers and Keynote for Mac share a common code base and can support many of the same elements, like text boxes, shapes, images, tables and more. You can copy and paste elements from one into the other. This can be handy when you wish to include tables or charts from Numbers in a presentation of word processing document. Or, when you want to take a slide from Keynote and use it in a spreadsheet or Pages document.

Comments: 6 Responses to “Copying and Pasting Between Pages, Numbers and Keynote”

    Eric
    12 months ago

    If I copy a chart into Keynotes from Numbers, will the chart update/sync if I change the information in Numbers?

    12 months ago

    Eric: No. The numbers aren’t linked. So take your chart with final figures into Keynote, or plan to Command+tab and switch apps to Numbers if that works better in your case.

    Colin
    12 months ago

    If I copy from Numbers 5.3 into Pages 7.3 running Mojave how do I paste as normal text?

    12 months ago

    Colin: Not sure what you mean. If you copy a table, it will paste as a table. If you copy selected text, it will paste as text.

    Colin
    12 months ago

    Gary, I’d like to paste a table just as text

    12 months ago

    Colin: Try this. Copy the table. Open a new document in TextEdit. Choose Format, Make Plain Text. Paste the table into TextEdit. Select and copy the text. Paste it into Pages/Keynote.

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