New Text Fill Options In Pages and Keynote

The new versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote allow you to fill text using a gradient or an image. You can use linear or radial gradients of two or more colors, change the angle and other options. You can fill with an image stretching that image to fit the text or tiling it across the text. You can also use a new feature to outline text with a line, choosing the line color, style and size.

Comments: 5 Responses to “New Text Fill Options In Pages and Keynote”

    Bob
    2 weeks ago

    Thanks Gary.
    It’s a great post.
    I just tweeted it.

    Louise Kienast
    1 week ago

    I tried out all of these new features. Your presentation gave me even more ideas. Thanks. Have you tried using the apply gradient to entire page? I don’t see any change to the page even when I used the advanced gradient choice and added the text to the entire page. The background color of the page did not change. Am I missing something?

    1 week ago

    Louise: Yes, definitely. Try placing several pieces of text in different boxes at different positions. Make them all gradient fills. Then set them each to “entire page” and you’ll see. I show it in the video too.

    Louise Kienast
    1 week ago

    On the Pages What’s New in Pages website it states: Apply a gradient to an entire page or object. I thought the background of the entire page would change. I can see the change in the text itself, but nothing shows up in the page background. The website instructions aren’t clear.

    1 week ago

    Louise: That just means the way the gradient fills the text can depend on the text object or the size of the page. If you want to fill the page with a gradient, you could have always done that by just creating a square shape, stretching it to fill the page, using a gradient fill on the shape and moving it to the background with no text wrap. You can also use page masters. See: https://macmost.com/how-to-change-the-background-color-in-mac-pages.html

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