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Apple Pages is an application for creating documents. Use this tag for all versions of this app, web based, iPad and iPhone as well as macOS

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Pages app corrupts the inserted hyper links

I insert a link that contains part like "+1%2B+%28%28%28%281" but Pages converts it to "+1++((((" but the link then totally stops working. How do I fix that? It basically unescapes ...
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After opening a .doc/.docx, I would like to save the converted .pages in same folder as .doc was opened. Does anyone know an easy way to do this?

This drives me crazy. What I usually do is drag the original folder location temporarily into the Finder Sidebar so I'm quickly able to find it in the save dialog. Hopefully there is a setting or ...
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Add a little spreadsheet into Pages app document

Can I have a little spreadsheet within my Pages document, do a little bit of calculations? I found the "Table" feature. But that seems to support only static content, not formulas for ...
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What is this ⌅ symbol?

As you can see in the image, there is a symbol that looks like a caret under a horizontal line. I want to break page by this shortcut in the image but I don’t know what the second symbol is and where ...
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How to wrap a paragraph within its tab stop on ruler

I want a two-column format in my Pages word-processing document. The left column should be right-aligned while the right column is left-aligned. Like this: In Pages I used the same approach as I have ...
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Automatically pull Google Doc into Pages to create PDF

Google Docs is handy for collaborative editing & referencing. But Pages makes the prettiest PDFs. So my current process is: from google docs, export as word doc open in Pages export to PDF Is ...
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How do I create a subheader in Pages?

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 ...
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All links and formatting lost when copying text from Pages to another text editor

Steps to reproduce: open a blank document in Pages write some text turn one of the words into a hyperlink and make one of the words bold copy all text and paste it into another word processor (e.g., ...
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Possible to view items outside print area in a Pages "page layout document"?

If the document body is removed from a Pages document, then the document becomes a "page layout document". Is it possible to view each item's content outside the print area in a Pages "...
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(Pages) Keyboard shortcut to change colour of selected text

Is it possible to make a shortcut in Pages to change just the selected text (not entire paragraph or part with the same style) to any colour of choice? I am trying to achieve some sort of a quick ...
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Completing equations in Keynote using keyboard only

I'm making a Keynote presentation with a lot of equations. To add an equation, I can press option-CMD-E, and then I can type the LaTeX code for the equation. However, to complete editing the equation ...
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Pages change the words after exporting as PDF

As we know, most companies have their NLP applications to analyze the resumes they receive. I recently noticed that if you export your PDF using Pages, the actual content will be changed after ...
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Tool to combine Pages documents?

Every new semester I have to paste the same updated information about my office hours, lecture schedule etc into syllabi (in Apple Pages docs) that have a lot of unchanged information about the ...
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App Keyboard Shortcut for Context Menus?

In Mac Pages there is a context menu item I use all the time: Look Up "[highlighted word]" I would like to assign a keyboard shortcut to this menu item. However, because it is non-static (...
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How To Continue Footnote Across Multiple Pages in a Pages Document?

I have a footnote in a Pages document that I want to span across multiple pages. I essentially want the footnote to continue in the footnote margin on the next page, or possibly take up a whole page ...
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Where did setting the background color in Pages go?

With the last update (Nov 2021) to Pages 11.2 the ability to set the background color of highlighted text seems to have vanished. Now the only options are (Advanced) Gradient Fill and (Advanced) Image ...
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How to add word to iOS text correction dictionary? Learn Spelling / Hide Red Squiggly Line

I will often type a brand name or other word that the iOS text correction dictionary thinks is a typo or misspelled. This adds a red squiggly line under the offending word. Screenshot from Apple iOS ...
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Pages Hierarchy Lists Line Spacing?

I want to know if it is possible to adjust the spacing of only the first hierarchy in a hierarchy list in Pages (something like: 1. Item One a. Subitem b. Subitem 2. Item Two a. Subitem 3. ...
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Apple Pages.app ruining font display, any ideas?

This truly makes no sense to me. As a graphic designer I've dealt with all sorts of RIP problems in the 90s and had issues with bad fonts in ttf, postscript, and opentype, and any number of other ...
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Adding text between sublists in pages

I'm facing difficulty with nested lists in the Pages app. I'm able to do the following easily. 1. List Item 1 [shift + return] 
 Some text [return] [tab] 1....
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Batch convert Word .docx files to Pages

I have a folder of almost 100 Word documents that I need to edit in Pages, but opening as .docx and then having to save as .pages manually isn't very convenient. Thus, I want to run a script/tool that ...
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(Pages, iWork) Defining a space between some characters

Is it possible to make a "small" space after certain characters such as before "%". The space should be shorter than standard space, e.g., half of the default space. An example: I ...
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Why is my Mac randomly mixing up my typing?

Big Sur (OS11.5.2) 8 GB RAM When I type there is hesitation, either brief or totally tying up the computer, and the words are garbled, letters and half-sentences repeated, and generally unreadable. ...
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Is there a way to generate at once or merge all changes in Pages?

I am working on a long document using Pages, with change tracking enabled, and numerous changes have been made. I have made changes to previous (tracked) changes. This results in a messy change log. ...
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Page breaks inside table rows in Pages

I am using 1 x 1 tables in Pages to mark certain paragraphs with blocks around them. This works well enough except that Pages renders those blocks without page breaks. Hence the following question: Is ...
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How to resize several images in Pages efficiently?

I have a document with illustrations that are 350px square. It's a kind of a catalogue with a picture, a title, and product description. The images are all too large in my first layout. I would like ...
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Is it possible to change the colour of the footnote line in Pages?

Is it possible to change the colour of the line that separates footnotes and endnotes from main text in Pages?
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Apple pages quits unexpectedly when opening a specific file

when I try to open a report that I was working on on apple pages, it didn't wanna open, and it quits immediately. this is the error: Process: Pages [1249] Path: /...
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Keynote, Pages and Numbers all quit unexpectedly

Today Keynote, Pages and Numbers all quit unexpectedly right after being launched. I only have time to see the "Select a document / New document" window for a second before the apps crash, ...
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Pages: prevent multiple adjacent hyphens

Usually it is considered bad typography to have more than two (?) lines in a row ending with a hyphen. I just wrote a paragraph in Pages and ended up with four adjacent hyphenated lines. Ugly! How do ...
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How can I print varying number of multiple pages per sheet on Mac? (Standard layout / print multiple pages option does not suit)

I've got a bunch of pdfs containing text. Each page is of the same width, but each page is of a different height. Some pages only contain a few lines of text, other pages contain a lot of text. I want ...
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Printing one Pages-page twice on a physical paper?

I wrote a short text that would be suitable to print on A5 but I only have A4 in my printer. I need ten physical copies of this text, that is five A4 with it printed twice. Is it possible to print the ...
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macOS Keynote, Pages, Numbers, and Microsoft Office apps will not open [duplicate]

From time to time out of the blue all these apps stop open. Other apps like Transmission, Safari, VLC and Mail seem fine as do other preinstalled apps. Until recently after the system restart ...
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Why does Pages constantly freeze on a particular pages document

I'm writing a report (4000 words)on Pages in the past few days. However, since this afternoon, after I added a new picture to the report, this report has been constantly unresponsive whenever I scroll ...
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How to make pages/word documents open in preview first?

As you know word documents open by default in pages, and it takes time to do that. Is there any way I can make those documents open in preview first? (plus any other kind of document that you may know)...
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How to get Pages 10.3.9, running on iOS 14.4, to show non-breaking hyphens as hyphens rather than as nothing?

When I create .doc files using Word 2003 on my laptop (Windows 10 Pro), they open fine using Pages 10.3.9 on my iPhone (iOS 14.4), except for one annoyance. This is that Pages simply won't show non-...
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Garbage when printing pdf exported from Pages

I have an issue when printing pdf documents exported from Pages. The pdf looks fine in Preview but when printing, the printer (Xerox 3260 with latest drivers) just spits out almost empty pages with ...
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Need help adjusting AppleScript automation for converting .pages to .docx?

How do I adjust this script to allow me to choose files not in a 'pages only' folder, and instead multiple "free" files? Keyword here is 'single'. I'm by no means a coding expert but I've ...
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How do you deal with the equations numbering in Pages? [duplicate]

How can I number equations in Pages following standard form: P.S. No, I don't want to use MS Word... I usually write in LaTeX, however, some documents/papers cannot be given for a review in .tex ...
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Getting Data back from damaged .pages file

This question is not duplicate as this thread didnot solve my problem since I cannot upload my data on Icloud. I am trying to restore data from a folder which I later found is similar to .pages ...
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Changing default font for \mathcal in “Pages” equations

I recently asked a question on TEX StackExchange but thought it would be more appropriate to ask it here. I am using Pages version 10.3.5 (7029.5.5). Typing in TeX environments in Farsi is an absolute ...
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convert all paragraphs using a style

How can I convert all paragraphs using a style to another style? I have a Document using "Default" style with justification set. I want to change all to plain left justified. I have created ...
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How to add padding to a word in Pages?

I want to add background to a specific word in Pages. I want to make a distance between this word and the edges of its background. Making distances horizontally on both sides of this word is more ...
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Can print graphics, but no text to Canon printer

This has stumped me. Printing was working normally before. I wrote a document in Pages with text, and one horizontal divider line. I printed it, and only the line printed. After that point, I could ...
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Need Mac Numbers & Pages for Mojave

I have a 2010 MacPro running Mojave. I've been trying to buy, copy, or steal copies of Pages and Numbers for hours just so I can work on a client's Pages file. Why is this so hard?
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In iPad Pages, how to make the text in a cell of a table vertical?

In iPad pages, how to make text in a cell of a table vertical? The information on the Internet is not sufficient. They point to part that can’t be find on iPad Pages, or maybe I cannot find.
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Convert .pages to .pdf with images as a preview (or convert vectorized images to lossy formats within .pdf)

I have a long paper in which all of the pictures I drew and put them in the document as .pdf. Is there a way to protect these images from copying by conversion to image formats such as (.jpeg, .png, ...
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How to download and install updates to these Apple apps in this macOS without an Apple ID? Can I download the installer? If so, from where exactly?

I need to update Numbers, Pages and Keynote on macOS 10.15.7 but I do not have an Apple ID. Is it possible to update macOS without Apple ID? has an answer which is insufficient for me and is closed so ...
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How do I add the chapters title in Pages (Mac)?

I can add date, links, page numbers, but I would like to display as well the chapter titles in the header and it should be updated automatically when a chapter's title changes. Any ideas? I'm using ...
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\hat{} symbol "^" in a LaTeX equation in Pages disappears after being exported to a MS Word file

I use Pages 10.2 (7028.0.88) on macOS 10.15.7. As I finished editing my Pages file and exported it to a .docx file for my colleagues, all the equations in it were successfully passed to the new file ...
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