- Get the most out of your free word processor for Mac
- Quickly track your word count
- Track changes to your document
- Easily customize your dashboard pages
- Add custom shapes to your page library
- Choose a default template to easily create documents
- Adjust auto-correction options
- Add hyperlinks to your document pages
- Organize your images easily
- Reduce the file size of your document
- Save the page document as a Word file
Get the most out of your free word processor for Mac
Apple Pages is a great word processing tool for iOS and macOS that lets you write simple articles or create visual masterpieces with one complete tool. The pages are full of unique and easy tips and tricks to help you create stunning documents quickly.
The instructions in this manual refer to Apple pages 8.0, 7.3, and 7.2.
Quickly track your word count
One of the best ways to track your progress is to track your word count. Pages makes it easy for you; Click View> Show word count to see the tracker at the bottom of the pages screen.
Track changes to your document
Do you share documents with the team? You can use the change tracking feature to easily see where changes have been made for seamless collaboration between your documents.
To track changes to a document, click Change † Track changes † Now all changes to the Pages document are tracked and displayed in the toolbar at the top of the document.
Easily customize your dashboard pages
Whether you’re a writer or a designer, Pages can be customized to fit your workflow and project requirements with a few simple tweaks. For example, the Pages toolbar can be customized with the specific controls and tools you need.
Click Vision † Customize Toolbar † Here you can add, remove or change the tools available on the toolbar by simply dragging and dropping them.
Do you want the icon to appear only on the Pages screen? Click Show pick list at the bottom of the settings screen and click Icon only †
Add custom shapes to your page library
Shapes are great for creating visuals like charts, callouts, and more in your Pages document. When you create a shape that you want to save for future use, add it to your custom shapes library.
To add a custom shape to your library, create your shape, click control+click and then press Save to my shapes † You can also call it.
To view all your custom shapes, click figures and scroll until you find My grades † Here you will find them all for future reference.
Choose a default template to easily create documents
If you often use a document type, set a default template to get started faster.
Open pages and click Pages † Settings † and then press Using Template † , automatically select an empty template. To use a different template, click Change Template †
Adjust auto-correction options
Do you have a business name that is always marked with autocorrect? You can adjust the autocorrect options in Pages to avoid making these changes over and over.
Click Pages † Settings † Autocorrect † Here you can add words to your list of ignored words, change the capitalization rules, and more to suit your preferences.
Add hyperlinks to your document pages
There are a few tips that stand out from the crowd when creating documents, including adding hyperlinks to your Pages document. Just highlight the text you want to link and click Format † Add a link † You can link to web pages, emails, and bookmarks this way.
Organize your images easily
Creating visual documents, such as newsletters or flyers, requires images, and you can arrange them to best suit your preferences.
To do this, upload the images you want to work with and then click streamline on the right toolbar. Here you can change the size, alignment, text wrapping, etc.
You can also drag the image around the text – the text will move with it.
Reduce the file size of your document
Large documents with high-quality images or videos can be resized within a page so as not to sacrifice critical content.
To reduce the total file size, click File † Reduce file size and select the appropriate settings you want to make. You can resize large images, remove clipped parts from video and audio, and more.
Save the page document as a Word file
Ready to submit your final product? This is another area where Pages excels. You can save your documents as Word files for easy sharing.
Click File † Export to † Word † Further † Give your document a name, save it in a special place, and then click Export † You will find the new Word document in your files.
Before closing a document, make sure it has been properly exported to Word. If you don’t, you risk losing your document in its entirety. It is good practice to keep your work in page format as a backup.