Special Keyboard Shortcuts for Pages Styles

Since there are no menu bar selections for styles in Pages, you cannot assign standard keyboard shortcuts to them. But there is a special method that can be used to assign F-keys to paragraphs, character and bullet list styles. You access these through the format sidebar in a way that isn't readily obvious.

Comments: 11 Responses to “Special Keyboard Shortcuts for Pages Styles”

    SCERRI Emmanuel
    2 years ago

    Thanks. That was useful.

    Lauren Eisen
    2 years ago

    gary, is there a shortcut or way to set a pref for inserting a graphic or file? i always have to select arrange > text wrap > none. is there a way to make “none” a default?

    2 years ago

    Lauren: That’s a common complaint, so you are not alone. You just have to set it each time. Or, copy and paste an existing image and just change the image with the Format sidebar, under Image, there is a Replace button. Then you keep all of the settings.

    Malcolm Stevens
    2 years ago

    Is there a way to make bullet list using a special character, other than the default options?

    Shirley
    2 years ago

    I agree with Lauren and Gary. It is a pain to constantly have to change Text Wrap to “None.” If enough people complain at https://www.apple.com/feedback/ maybe Apple will hear us!

    Shirley
    2 years ago

    Yes, go to Bullets & Lists near the bottom in the Sidebar, choose Image Bullets and then Custom.

    Beth B.
    2 years ago

    Is there a shortcut for setting margins? Every document I type, I change the default margin settings. Thank you!

    2 years ago

    Beth: Always to the same margins? Then why not create a template for that?

    Dennis Craig
    2 years ago

    I always learn something new! This will be a handy lesson for my use of Pages! Thanks!

    Bruce Holland
    2 years ago

    Hi Gary

    I really like your posts. Over time they are making me far more literate.
    I often use start speaking to check my typing. I have entered the following into System Preferences/Keyboard/Shortcuts:
    Edit->Speech->Start Speaking

    But it doesn’t work. Can you help please?

    Regards Bruce Holland
    Bruce Holland

    2 years ago

    Bruce: You don’t enter the full path, just the exact text of that item. So: “Start Speaking”.
    See my video on it here: https://macmost.com/adding-custom-menu-keyboard-shortcuts.html

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