Using Connection Lines In Pages

Connection lines allow you to visually connect two or more shapes or other objects in Pages and Keynote. You can use this to create organizational charts, flowcharts or other types of diagrams. You can set and create styles for these lines, put arrows at the ends and choose from straight, curved or lines with right angles.

Comments: 15 Responses to “Using Connection Lines In Pages”

    Phil
    4 years ago

    Nice tip. This works with Numbers too — just like Pages and Keynote.

    Fran
    4 years ago

    I very much appreciate your Macmost videos. Usually they are quite clear. On this one I did not understand when you said something about turning something off so you didn’t get all the text behind you …??

      4 years ago

      Do you mean at 0:20 when I uncheck the Document Body option? That turns off the large text box that is on every page that you would normally have in a plain word processing document. See http://macmost.com/basic-document-layout-techniques-in-pages.html

        Terry
        4 years ago

        Although a user for some time, this small adjustment was a revelation to me and a great boost to image layout. Also brought into play the guide lines for super-accuracy. Thank you for that. Much appreciated.

          Shari
          4 years ago

          This also was a revelation to me! I can find this entire video adding precious seconds on to my workflow! Thank you, Gary. Another great video. I love watching your videos over my morning coffee.

    Jack
    4 years ago

    Another very helpful video. Thanks, Gary.

    Rev
    4 years ago

    Excellent, your tips/videos are the best. Great help!! Thanks Gary.

    Dave
    4 years ago

    This was exactly what I needed. Thanks, Gary, for the great help and tips that you always give.

    Patrick Mc Namee
    4 years ago

    This is perfect Gary- really great.

    Patrick Mc Namee
    4 years ago

    A modle of clarity

    Aaron
    4 years ago

    Very well timed post: I have a presentation next week and was wondering how to make an organizational chart for my project. MacMost FTW

    Wayne Machamer
    4 years ago

    No matter what I do I can’t get the line to connect to any shape. For example I add two rectangles, I command selected the rectangle, went to the Insert, go to Line, go to Straight Connection Line, and I get a straight line that isn’t connected to anything. What am I missing?

      Wayne Machamer
      4 years ago

      I should have mentioned I’m using the same version of Pages.

      4 years ago

      Did you turn off Document Body first, like I did in the video?

    Wayne Machamer
    4 years ago

    I watched the video first, set it to near the beginning, and must have missed that part. Thank you. Strange when you uncheck Document Body to convert to Document Layout you lose the text in the document.

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