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Pages for Teaching


Pages is a page layout and word processing application included in Apple’s iWork package. It is a great tool for creating documents such as brochures, flyers and posters, but can also be used for small publications.

Pages Tools

Views and Layout

Under the View Menu you’ll find several helpful options for working with your project Layout:

Styles Drawer – Displays Paragraph, Character and List Styles in a sidebar.
Page Thumbnails – Displays thumbnails of each page of your project.
Layout – Displays outlines for all page components
Rulers – Displays Rulers along the top and left side of your page
Invisibles – Shows Paragraph, Column and Page Breaks in your project.
Zoom – Allows you to zoom in or out or fit the page onto your screen 


The Toolbar at the top of the window contains several common tools.

View – Common View Menu functions such as showing or hiding the Styles Drawer, Page Thumbnails, Layout, Rulers and Invisibles.
Pages – Allows you to add pages to your project or view existing pages.
Columns – Allows you to format your page with columns
Style – Displays or Hides the Styles Drawer and allows selection of text styles.
Objects – Allows you to insert Shapes, Text Boxes, Graphs and Charts
Comment – Allows you make a comment about a page section that appears to the side.
Inspector – Shows/Hides the Inspector Window that contains many useful tools
Media – Allows you to add media from you computer to your project.
Adjust – Allows you to adjust brightness, contrast and other settings for your project.
Colors – A color palette for elements of your project.
Fonts – Allows you to choose font styles and colors for elements of your project. 


The Inspector window contains tools for many elements in your project.

Online Resources


Create a New Project with a Template

1. Open Pages using the icon. A Template window will appear. Choose the template category from the list on the left side of the window and the style from the thumbnails on the right. Once you’ve selected a template, click the “Choose” button in the lower right corner.
2.To replace an image, simply delete it and insert a new one. To delete an image, select it and press delete. To insert a new image, drag it into your project from its folder or select “Choose” from the Insert Menu and navigate to the image.
3.To replace text, click on the text section to highlight it. Press delete to delete the text or start typing your text.

Create a New Project without a Template

1.From the File Menu, select “Page Setup”, the page setup window will appear.

2.Choose a paper size from the Paper size menu and select the portrait or landscape orientation from the Orientation list.

Choose File > Page Setup (from the File menu at the top of the screen). Click the Paper Size pop-up menu, then choose Manage Custom Sizes. Click + to add your custom size. Click Untitled in the list above (it’s added when you click +), then type a name for your custom size. Type the width and height of the paper in the Width and Height fields. Make print margin settings, then click OK.
If you need more information about custom print options, click the question mark button at the bottom of the print settings. Click OK to close the Page Setup window.
In the Document sidebar of Pages, the custom page size appears at the bottom of the paper size menu. Customize Sizes

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