MacMost: Pages

Tips for Using the Ventura Print Dialog
12/19/22
When you want to print a document or web page you need to go through the Print Dialog on your Mac. This is where you set all of the options before sending the document to your printer. Learn how to use the new Print Dialog in macOS Ventura along with lots of tips and tricks.
Mac Pages Tricks for Reusing Image Settings
12/9/22
If you want to have a lot of images in your Pages document and they all need to be the same size and other attributes, you can use a variety of techniques to reuse attributes over tens or hundreds of images. This same technique works for Keynote as well.
Custom Paper Sizes In Mac Pages
10/19/22
You can create a custom page size with any width or height you like. The trick is knowing where to do to create these sizes, and then how to adjust other things like margins and headers after changing.
Learn How To Use Mac Pages In 5 Minutes
10/13/22
Learn how to create a Pages document and add text with formatting, line spacing, headers and footers and much more in this quick tutorial. If you need to get up to speed fast to start a report or paper, this tutorial is for you.
How To Deal With Unusual Page Numbering In Mac Pages
10/6/22
Learn how to set up your Pages documents for title pages, front matter, left and right facing pages, skipped pages and much more.
13 Ways To Make Images Stand Out In Pages Documents
9/19/22
There are many better ways to use images in a Page document other than as a plain rectangle. Learn about borders, tinting, shapes, instant alpha, shadows and even using them in charts.
Better Than Multiple Selections In Pages
8/22/22
You Can't Select Multiple Non-Contiguous Portions Of Text In Mac Pages. But Most Of The Time People Want To Do This It Is To Apply A Style On Those Portions Of Text. Learn How To Do This More Efficiently Using Character Styles In Pages.
How To Make Signs With Mac Pages
8/3/22
You can easily create one-page signs in Mac Pages using Page Layout mode. Add text, symbols, arrows, shapes, borders and more. Save them and reuse them by changing text later on.
Printing Labels Using Mac Pages
8/1/22
You can easily create a simple labels template to print a list of addresses to labels in Pages. The list can come from text or a Number spreadsheet. You can also modify pre-made labels templates to work better.
How To Make Your PDF Files Smaller
7/26/22
Sometimes you need to create PDF documents that are small enough to upload or submit with a size restriction. You can use Preview to compress the images in a PDF file, but you get better results with more control if you work with the images in the original document.
How To Use Alignment Guides In Mac Pages
7/1/22
There are three kinds of alignment guides in Pages. Learn how to use them to quickly align objects in word processing or page layout documents.
How To Use Mail Merge With Pages On a Mac
6/23/22
A new feature in Pages 12.1 is the ability to create envelopes, letters, invitations and other things by merging address data from the Contacts app or a Numbers spreadsheet.
Word Processing Vs Page Layout Modes In Mac Pages
5/25/22
There are two different modes in Mac Pages. It is important to know the differences between these modes and when to use Word Processing Mode or Page Layout Mode.
Using Text Transformations and Building Your Own On a Mac
5/23/22
You can use default text transformations on your Mac to convert text to upper or lower case, or to capitalize every word. However, it is better to use styling in Pages. You can also create your own custom text transformation with Shortcuts.
Alternative Ways To Place Images In Pages Documents
5/4/22
While you can't change the default settings for new images in Pages, you can use techniques like custom Styles, duplicate, Media Placeholders and a template document to make it easier to place multiple images with the same settings.
Using Commenting And Tracking In Mac Pages
4/1/22
Learn how to properly review a Pages document using change tracking and comments. Multiple people can make editing suggestions that can then be accepted, rejected or modified by the author or lead editor. But these features can also come in handy if you are writing alone.
How To Build a Timeline In Pages
3/25/22
You can use a Chart to build a dynamic horizonal or vertical timeline in Pages. You can then easily adjust or add values to the timeline. This works for Keynote too.
Building a Table Of Contents In Mac Pages
3/7/22
Learn how to use the Table Of Contents function in Mac Pages. This can automatically grab the headings from your Word Processing document body text and place them in a formatted table of contents with page numbers. The table of contents will update as you edit your document, and will be clickable in PDF exports.
Writing With Multiple Languages In Pages and Other Apps
2/4/22
You can write in other languages besides you system default while in Pages and other apps. By setting things up correctly, you can have spell check use different languages and accept word variations on a paragraph-by-paragraph basis.
Getting Images To Stay With Text In Mac Pages
1/25/22
When you add images to a word processing document in Pages, you can choose to have it stay at the exact location on that page, or move with the text. A image can then be anchored to a space in the text, or set to Inline where it acts as a character in the text.