I am using Pages version 11.2

I don't see any Header 1, Header 2 options anywhere in the UI. Ideally there is a ribbon or control I click so the selected text changes its size like in Word.

How can I have a subheader and subsubheader in a Pages for Mac document?


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What you are looking for is called a paragraph style in Pages. The paragraph styles available by default in a newly created Pages document depends on the template you have chosen when creating the document. I reckon you have created the Pages document you are dealing with through a template which does not by itself provide a Heading paragraph style.

There are many different templates available in Pages such as Blank, Classic Letter, Essay, For Rent Flyer. You can see all of them initially when you launch Pages, or when you press Command ⌘ + N after Pages is launched, under categories such as Basic, Reports, Books as described in the Apple support webpage called "Create your first document in Pages on Mac". Paragraph styles such as Heading, Heading 2, Heading 3 are available by default, for example, in documents created via the Blank template. Documents created through the Classic Letter template, on the other hand for example, do not have a Heading paragraph style by default.

Note, however, paragraph styles with the same name available through different templates need not have the same characteristics. For example, the Heading 2 paragraph style available by default through the Blank template has the font Helvetica bold 16 pt while the Heading 2 available by default through the Essay template has the Baskerville regular 18 pt.

Also note that you can create your own paragraph styles after a document is created or modify those coming by default with a template as described in the Apple support webpage called "Intro to paragraph styles in Pages on Mac". You can also create custom templates and save them to create new documents as described in the Apple support webpage called "Create and manage Pages templates on Mac".

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    Yeah, I had selected a Blank Book and not just Blank. When I select "Blank" it works as expected. Thank you.
    – fegax
    Feb 21 at 15:28

Right upper corner > Format > Text > uppermost block with Style name (default is Body), click on down arrow and dropdown menu opens where style can be selected:

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  • I see only this i.imgur.com/fiaQMiI.png
    – fegax
    Feb 21 at 12:18
  • I created new user on my machine and Pages displayed styles for subtitle and headings. There is possibility to delete Styles so maybe this has happened? Have look at Apple Support document as well Feb 21 at 13:18
  • I haven't deleted anything. If I select Blank Page I see only Title, Chapter, Body, Caption, Header & Footer. That's it.
    – fegax
    Feb 21 at 13:50

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