MacMost: Pages

13 Ways To Make Images Stand Out In Pages Documents
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
10 Tips For Writing In Pages
Before worrying about how your finished document should look, concentrate on writing first. Use zoom, fonts, highlights and other writing tools in Pages to write a good book, report, memo or other document and then format it for reading later.
13 Creative Ways To Use Shapes In Mac Apps
Apple provides a wide variety of shapes in Pages, Numbers and Keynote. You can go way beyond just filling them with a solid color. You can edit the lines of a shape, combine shapes, use gradient fills, creative borders, shadows and much more.
How To Create a Photo Collage On a Mac
You can use either Pages or Keynote to build a photo collage. Pages is better suited to printing and exporting PDFs. Keynote is best for creating collages to be shared online or viewed on your screen. Both apps have the same tools so building a collage is similar in either app.
6 Ways To Sort a List On a Mac
If you have a list of items you need to sort, you can do it using what you have on your Mac or some free apps. Learn how to sort in Pages, Numbers, the Terminal, VIM, CotEditor and using a Shortcut.
Align Text Perfectly With Tabs In Pages
Using lots of spaces isn't the right way to line up items in Pages or any word processor. Instead, use tabs. Tabs allow you to have columns of information that perfectly line up on each line. You can also have a character or underline fill the space which can be useful to create professional-looking forms.