Pages at a glance

Pages makes it easy to create beautiful documents. Start with one of the templates, then modify it however you like. Each template comes with predesigned styles—coordinated sets of colors, borders, effects, and so on—for text, photos, shapes, and other objects.

When you select an object, you see its formatting controls on the right, in the Format inspector. It shows only the controls you need for the selected object.

The Pages window with thumbnail view open on the left and the Format inspector open on the right.

The Style pane of the Format inspector displays six alternative designs for the selected object. Just click one of the alternatives to change the object’s look.

The object styles window showing style options.

Use the other controls in the Format inspector to customize the object however you like. You can save your settings as a new style, which is then available in the Format inspector so you can apply it to other objects. You can also save the whole document as a new template.