Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Transform text in Pages

To make selected text in Pages all upper case, all lower case, or capitalized, do Edit> Transformations, then choose an option.

Merge all windows in Pages

In Pages, to convert all open document windows to tabs in a single window, choose Window> Merge All Windows.

Adjust zoom to show the whole page vertically in Pages

In Pages, to adjust zoom to show the whole page vertically, click the Zoom pop-up menu in the toolbar, then choose Fit Page.

Rename or delete a custom template in Pages

In Pages, to rename or delete a custom template stored in My Templates, Control-click it, then choose an option.

Increase the space between characters in Pages

In Pages, press Option-Command-Right Bracket (]) to increase the space between selected characters.

Link text to websites or email addresses in Pages

In Pages, to link text to websites or email addresses, select the text, Control-click the selected text, then choose Add Link from the pop-up menu.

Quickly move to the beginning or end of a paragraph in Pages

In Pages, press Control-A or Control-E to quickly move to the beginning or end of a paragraph.

Insert a section break into a document in Pages

In Pages, to insert a section break into a document, click the Insert button in the toolbar, then choose Section Break.

Show rulers in Pages

In Pages, to show rulers, choose View> Show Ruler.

Show page thumbnails in Pages

In Pages, to show page thumbnails, click the View button, then choose Show Page Thumbnails, or press Option-Command-P.

Extend the text selection by one character to the right in Pages

When typing in Pages, press Shift–Right Arrow to extend the text selection by one character to the right.

Move to the beginning of the current or previous word in Pages

In Pages, press Control-Option-B to quickly move to the beginning of the current or previous word.

Anchor an object in Pages

In Pages, to anchor a selected object to the page or to text, click the sidebar Arrange tab, then click a button in the Object Placement section.

Duplicate an object and offset it by 10 pixels in Pages

In Pages, to duplicate an object and offset it by 10 pixels, select the object, then press Option-Shift–Arrow Key.

Match case when searching for text in Pages

In Pages, when searching for text in a document, to match the capitalization you specify, click the options menu (gear) button, then choose Match Case.

Delete the next character or selection in Pages

In Pages, press Control-D to delete the next character or selection.

Transpose characters in Pages

In Pages, press Control-T to transpose the characters on either side of the insertion point.

Change the text size for comments in Pages

In Pages, to change the text size for comments, choose Pages> Preferences, click General, then click the Text Size pop-up menu and choose a size.

Insert a footnote in Pages

In Pages, to insert a footnote, click in the text where you want to insert the footnote, then choose Insert> Footnote and enter the footnote text.

Extend the text selection to the end of the current paragraph in Pages

In Pages, press Option-Shift-Down Arrow to extend the text selection to the end of the current paragraph.

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the current text area in Pages

In Pages, press Command-Up Arrow to quickly move the insertion point to the beginning of the current text area in a document, text box, shape, or table cell.

Decrease the space between characters in Pages

In Pages, press Option-Command-Left Bracket ([) to decrease the space between selected characters.

Add a shadow to an object in Pages

To add a shadow to a selected object in Pages, click the Style pane of the Format inspector, then click the disclosure triangle next to Shadow and choose an option.

Show the Arrange tools in their own separate window in Pages

In Pages, to show the Arrange tools in their own separate window, choose View> Show Arrange Tools.

Optimize movies for iOS in Pages

In Pages, to automatically convert movies so they'll play on iOS devices, do Pages> Preferences> General, then select "Optimize movies for iOS".

Lock an object in Pages

In Pages, to lock an object to prevent moving, modifying, or deleting it, select the object, then choose Arrange>Lock, or press Command-L.

Quickly hide the sidebar in Pages

In Pages, press Option-Command-I to quickly hide the sidebar on the right side of the Pages window.

Group multiple objects on a page in Pages

In Pages, to group multiple objects on a page, shift-click to select the objects, then choose Arrange> Group, or press Option-Command-G.

Extend the text selection by one character to the left in Pages

When typing in Pages, press Shift–Left Arrow to extend the text selection by one character to the left.

Add a shadow to text in Pages

In Pages, to add a shadow to selected text, click Style in the Format inspector, then click the Advanced Options (gear) button, then select Shadow.

Quickly show the sidebar in Pages

In Pages, press Option-Command-I to quickly show the sidebar on the right side of the Pages window if it is hidden.

Add comments to a table in Pages

In Pages, to add comments to a table, select a table cell, then click Comment in the toolbar, or choose Insert> Comment.

Put a picture frame around a shape in Pages

In Pages, to put a picture frame around a selected shape, click Style in the Format inspector, then choose Picture Frame from the Border pop-up menu.

Connect two objects with a line in Pages

In Pages, to connect two objects with a line, select the objects, then Control-click them and choose "Add Connection Line" from the pop-up menu.

Always create new documents from a specific template in Pages

In Pages, to always create new documents from a specific template, choose Pages> Preferences, then click General and click "Use template".

Change the color of text in Pages

In Pages, to change the color of selected text, show the Format inspector, then click the Style tab, then click the color well (or color wheel) and choose a new color.

Insert a page count in Pages

In Pages, to insert a page count indicator into a document, click where you want to put it, then choose Insert> Page Count.

Add a background color to a paragraph in Pages

In Pages, to add a background color to a selected paragraph, show the Format inspector, then click Layout and choose a color for Background Color in the Borders & Rules section.

Draw on a page in Pages

In Pages, to "draw" on a page to create your own shapes, click the Shape button in the toolbar, then click Draw with Pen.

Edit and review comments in a document in Pages

In Pages, to edit and review comments in a document, click the View button in the toolbar, then choose Show Comments Pane.

Duplicate an object in Pages

In Pages, to duplicate an object on a page, Option-drag the object, or select the object and press Command-D.

Show a table name in Pages

In Pages, to show a table name, Control-click the numbered bar to the left of row 1, then choose "Show Table Name" from the pop-up menu.

Hide word count in Pages

In Pages, to hide the word count at the bottom of a document if it is showing, click the View button in the toolbar, then choose Hide Word Count.

Show invisibles in Pages

In Pages, to view formatting symbols, to see where formatting changes have been applied in a document, choose View> Show Invisibles.

Delete a page in a page layout document in Pages

In Pages, to delete a page in a page layout document, choose View> Show Page Thumbnails, then select a thumbnail and press Delete.

Lock a document in Pages

In Pages, to lock a document so it can’t be edited, moved, deleted, or renamed, click the document name at the top of the page, then select the Locked checkbox.

Add a reflection to an image, shape, or text box in Pages

In Pages, to add a reflection to an image, shape, or text box, select it, then select the Reflection checkbox in the Style pane of the Format inspector.

Adjust image settings in Pages

In Pages, to adjust exposure, saturation, and other settings for a selected image, click the Format button in the toolbar, then click Image and use the controls to make adjustments.

Turn text into a link in Pages

In Pages, to turn text into a link, select the text, then click the Insert button in the toolbar and choose "Add Link".

Password-protect a document in Pages

In Pages, to assign a password to a document so that only those who know the password can open it, choose File> Set Password.

Jump to the beginning of the current word in Pages

When typing in Pages, press Option–Left Arrow to quickly jump to the beginning of the current word.

Change the transparency of an object in Pages

In Pages, to change the transparency of an object, select the object, then open the Style pane of the Format inspector and drag the Opacity slider.

Hide rulers in Pages

In Pages, to hide rulers if they are showing, choose View> Hide Ruler.

See a list of recent searches in Pages

In Pages, when searching for text in a document, click the arrow next to the magnifying glass to see a list of recent searches.

Put a picture frame around an image in Pages

In Pages, to put a picture frame around a selected image, click Style in the Format inspector, then choose Picture Frame from the Border pop-up menu.

Change the author's name in Pages

In Pages, to change the author's name shown in comments and when tracking text changes, choose Pages> Preferences> click General, then type a name in the Author field.

Highlight text in Pages

In Pages, to highlight text in a document, select the text, then choose Insert> Highlight, or press Shift-Command-H.

Create a list from selected text in Pages

In Pages, to create a list from selected text, click the Format button, then click Style and choose an option from the Bullets & Lists pop-up menu.

Rearrange pages in Pages

In Pages, to rearrange pages, choose View> Show Page Thumbnails, then select a thumbnail and drag it up or down in the page hierarchy.

Add comments to text in Pages

In Pages, to add comments to text in a document, select the text, then click Comment in the toolbar, or choose Insert> Comment.

Insert a page break in Pages

In Pages, to insert a page break, choose Insert> Page Break, or press Fn-Command-Return.

Move to the beginning a paragraph in Pages

In Pages, press Option–Up Arrow to quickly move to the beginning of the current paragraph.

Zoom out in Pages

In Pages, press Command-< to zoom out.

Jump to the end of the current word in Pages

When typing in Pages, press Option–Right Arrow to quickly jump to the end of the current word.

Send a copy of a document via Messages in Pages

In Pages, to send a copy of a document via Messages, click the Share button in the toolbar, then choose Send a Copy> Messages.

Replace one image with another in Pages

In Pages, to replace one image with another, Control-click the image, then choose "Replace Image" from the pop-up menu.

Change the author color for comments in Pages

In Pages, when using comments, to change the author color, choose View> Comments and Changes> Author Color, then choose a color.

Show word count in Pages

In Pages, to show the word count at the bottom of a document, click the View button in the toolbar, then choose Show Word Count.

Create a hyperlink to another Pages document in Pages

In Pages, to create a hyperlink to another Pages document, choose Insert> Hyperlink> Pages Document.

Zoom in Pages

In Pages, press Command-> to zoom in.

Add text to a shape in Pages

In Pages, to add text to a shape, place the shape where you want it on the page, then double-click the shape and start typing.

Rotate an object in Pages

In Pages on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, to rotate a selected image, text box, or shape, rotate with two fingers.

Look up a word in Pages

In Pages, to look up a word, Control-click the word and choose Writing Tools> Look Up in Dictionary and Thesaurus from the pop-up menu.

Add page numbers to a document in Pages

In Pages, to automatically add and format page numbers in a document, choose Insert> Auto Page Numbers.

Move to the end of the current line in Pages

In Pages, to move to the end of the current line, press Command–Right Arrow.

Move to the end of a paragraph in Pages

In Pages, press Option–Down Arrow to quickly move to the end of the current paragraph.

Add a row above another row in a table in Pages

In Pages, to add a row above another row in a table, select any cell, then Control-click the cell again and choose "Add Row Above" from the pop-up menu.

Add comments to an image in Pages

In Pages, to add comments to an image in a document, select the image, then click Comment in the toolbar, or choose Insert> Comment.

Turn hyphenation off for a word in Pages

In Pages, to turn hyphenation off for a word, click the word while holding down the Control key, then choose "Never Hyphenate" from the pop-up menu.

Password-protect a document in Pages

In Pages, to add a password to a document, show the Inspector, click the Document inspector, click Document, then select "Require password to open".

Open multiple Inspector windows in Pages

In Pages, Option-click any button on the top of the Inspector to open a new Inspector window for that button.

Select an object after editing text within it in Pages

In Pages, after typing text within an object, press Command-Return to exit text edit mode and select the object.

Show or hide the Styles Drawer in Pages

In Pages, to show or hide the Styles Drawer, click the Styles Drawer button in the format bar, or press Shift-Command-T.

Add a column after another column in Pages

In Pages, to add a column to a table after another column, select a cell, then Control-click the cell again and choose "Add Column After" from the pop-up menu.

Make text superscript in Pages

In Pages, to make text superscript, select the text, then press Control-Command–Plus (+).

Add a row below another row in a table in Pages

In Pages, to add a row below another row in a table, select any cell, then Control-click the cell again and choose "Add Row Below" from the pop-up menu.

Flip an object horizontally in Pages

In Pages, to flip an object horizontally, select the object and choose Arrange> Flip Horizontally.

See when a document was last printed in Pages

In Pages, to see when a document was last printed, show the Inspector, then click the Info pane of the Document inspector and look in the bottom section.

Move to the beginning of the current line in Pages

In Pages, to move to the beginning of the current line, press Command–Left Arrow.

Automatically enhance the color of an image in Pages

In Pages, to automatically enhance the color of an image, select the image, choose View> Show Adjust Image, then click Enhance.

Insert a page number into a document in Pages

In Pages, to insert a page number into a document, place the insertion point where it should appear, then choose Insert> Page Number.

Flip an object vertically in Pages

In Pages, to flip an object vertically, select the object and choose Arrange> Flip Vertically.

Convert a Pages document to PDF format and send it via Mail

In Pages, to convert a document to PDF format and attach it to a new Mail message, choose Share> Send via Mail> PDF.

Look up a word in Wikipedia from a Pages document

In Pages, to look up a word in a document using Wikipedia, Control-click the word and choose Writing Tools> Search in Wikipedia from the pop-up menu.

Make text subscript in Pages

In Pages, to make text subscript, select the text, then press Control-Command–Minus (-).

Use a default zoom level in Pages

In Pages, to use a certain zoom level every time you open a document, choose Pages> Preferences, then click Rulers and choose a level for Default Zoom.

Make background objects selectable in Pages

In Pages, when working with layered objects in the background of a document, to reposition or edit the objects, choose Arrange> Make Background Objects Selectable.

Add a column before another column in Pages

In Pages, to add a column to a table before another column, select a cell, then Control-click the cell again and choose "Add Column Before" from the pop-up menu.

Save a document as a custom template in Pages

In Pages, to save the current document as a custom template and make it available in the My Templates pane of the Template Chooser, choose File> Save as Template.

Reduce the file size of a Pages document

In Pages, to reduce the file size of a document by replacing original images and movies in it with smaller, edited versions, choose File> Reduce File Size.

Quickly delete a page in Pages

In Pages, to quickly delete a page, avoiding the "Are you sure?" confirmation warning, select the page, then press Option and choose Edit> Delete Page.

Show or hide word count in Pages

In Pages, to show or hide the word count at the bottom of a document's window, choose Pages> Preferences> General> Editing> Show word count at window bottom.

Change the name of a style in Pages

In Pages, to change the name of a style in the Styles drawer, click the arrow to the right of the style's name and choose "Rename Style".

Show text layouts in a Pages document

In Pages, to show outlines for different text areas in a document, such as headers, footers or columns, choose View> Show Layout.

Show detailed statistics about a Pages document

In a Pages document, click the word count at the bottom of the window to show additional info including total pages, lines, paragraphs, characters, etc.

Select non-continuous blocks of text in a Pages document

In Pages, to select multiple words or phrases that are not next to each other in the same document, press and hold the Command key while selecting them.

Jump to the previous page in a Pages document

In Pages '09 on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, swipe up using three fingers to jump to the previous page.

Insert a date into a Pages document

To insert a date into a Pages document, choose Insert> Date & Time, then double-click the date to choose the date format and/or set it to automatically update.

Export a Pages document to ePub format

To export a Pages '09 v.4.0.4 document to ePub format, which can then be viewed in iBooks on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch when synced via iTunes, choose File> Export> ePub.

Assign keywords to a Pages document

To add keywords to a Pages document which can be searched by Spotlight, choose View> Show Inspector, then click the Document inspector then click Info.

Jump to the next page in a Pages document

In Pages '09 on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, swipe up using three fingers to jump to the next page.

Create a hyperlink in Pages to open a new email message

In Pages, to create a hyperlink which, when clicked, will open a new pre-addressed email message, choose Insert> Hyperlink> Email Message.

Enable proofreading in Pages '09

In Pages '09, to enable the options for proofreading your writing, to check for grammar, formatting and context errors, choose Edit> Proofreading.

Show the Search sidebar in Pages

To show the Search sidebar in Pages, allowing you to search throughout a document for all occurrences of words and phrases, go to View> Search.

Convert a Pages document to Word format and send it via Mail

In Pages, to convert a document to Word format and attach it to a new Mail message, choose Share> Send via Mail> Word.

Assign a keyboard shortcut for a style in Pages

To assign keyboard shortcuts for styles in Pages, show the Styles Drawer, select a style, then choose "Hot Key" from the pop-down menu next to its name.

Show info about a Pages '09 document

To show the number of words, pages, lines, paragraphs, etc. in an open Pages '09 document, click the "Info" tab in the Inspector>Document inspector.

Preview a Pages template before opening it

In the Template Chooser in Pages '09, hover your mouse over the thumbnail of a multi-page template to preview all of the pages contained within it.

Toggle on or off font previews in Pages

In Pages, to toggle on or off font previews in the Format Bar font menu, hold the Option key, then click the menu.

Create a free-floating table in Pages '09

Option-click the Table button in Pages '09 to create a free-floating, custom-sized, table (instead of the default-sized one).

Convert a Pages document to plain text format

To convert a Pages '09 document to plain text, removing any text formatting, choose File> Export and click the Plain Text button.