How To Use Styles In Pages

Paragraph styles in Pages make it easier to easily and consitently apply font styling and formatting in your documents. When you use styles from the start, you can apply them to all parts of your document and easily make changes throughout.

Comments: 14 Responses to “How To Use Styles In Pages”

    Peter Grigg
    10 months ago

    Another excellent video. Do you have a favourite Lorem Ipsum generator?

    10 months ago

    Peter: LittleIpsum in the Mac App store.

    Peter Grigg
    10 months ago

    👍 Don’t you ever rest? You must have the quickest response time on the Internet.

    Will Kay
    10 months ago

    Many thanks. Great and helpful video.

    Alan
    10 months ago

    Great explanation of styles. If I want to use my newly created styles in several documents, presumably I have to save one document as a template?

    10 months ago

    Alan: Yes. Creating a template with the styles would be the way to do it.

    Ian
    9 months ago

    Gary, can I ask whether it is possible to use Styles to include automated report heading numbering. I am trying to use Pages more and more but have not yet found a way to create a report style document with automatic heading numbering. Thank you for your help

    9 months ago

    Ian: Do you mean like having Headings that start 2.1, 4.3.5 and such? You could set each one up as a numbered list, even though it is one line. Then use “Continue from previous” to have the numbers increase with each line that is a heading. For small documents it would be easier to number them manually. But for long documents if you are adding sections and want the numbers to all update automatically, it could be useful.

    Tom
    3 weeks ago

    Dear Gary,
    I tried this Paragraph changing already by myself as you also show in this tutorial, but it just won’t work. If I put the cursor on the wished line and select any paragraph style(Heading; body; etc) it changes instead the only line the whole text on the page to that style. What can I do?

    With the best,
    Tom

    3 weeks ago

    Tom: It will change the style for the paragraph. If you want to change for multiple paragraphs, select them all.

    Carolyn
    5 days ago

    Gary – is there any way to automatically to make numbering/bulleting a part of a style? Or to make sure if you are changing from a style that has has numbering/bulleting to a style that does not, that they are also removed?

    This is a big pain in Pages, especially if you’ve come over from Word.

    Thanks,
    Carolyn

    5 days ago

    Carolyn: Bullet lists have their own styles that you can use. See https://macmost.com/creative-bullet-lists-in-pages.html

    Glenn Cheney
    5 hours ago

    When I try to apply a new style to a paragraph, all the italics and superscript (footnote numbers) disappear. How do I apply a new style without losing character styles?

    Thanks for whatever you can tell me.

    5 hours ago

    Glenn: It depends what is in the paragraph style. For instance, if the paragraph stye includes “bold” as part of its definition, then all text in the paragraph will be styled bold. But if there is no bold/italic/plain part to the style, then it will not change bold/italic/plain for any of the text when you change the paragraph style.

Leave a New Comment Related to "How To Use Styles In Pages"

:
:
:
0/500 (500 character limit -- please state your comment succinctly and do not try to get around this limit by posting two comments)