In MS-Word I could move a whole paragraph up/down within the text using Shift-Alt-Up or -Down keys. No need to highlight anything, Ms-word already knows which paragraph the cursor is in. Just have the cursor somewhere in the paragraph you want to bump down the text, and one Shift-Alt-Down click does it. It auto-repeats too, so it's fast and worked like a dream in text or outlines, ideal for re-ordering my thoughts.
In Pages I have to carefully highlight the paragraph, then drag it (or cut and paste), is there another way? There is no macro facility, sadly.