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How to Open Pages File on Windows PC with iCloud

May 24, 2020 - 2 Comments

Need to open a Pages file but you’re on a Windows PC? You can open Pages files from Windows or any PC by using iCloud. Pages files are generated from from the Pages app on Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iCloud, but there’s no native Pages app for Windows. Not to worry, as you’ll soon see … Read More

16 Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts for Pages on iPad

Jul 1, 2019 - 2 Comments
Pages for iPad keyboard shortcuts

If you use Pages app with iPad and a physical keyboard, you’ll likely appreciate knowing a variety of handy keyboard shortcuts to perform many tasks within the Pages word processing app of iOS. To be able to use these keyboard shortcuts in Pages for iPad, you must have an external keyboard connected to the device, … Read More

How to Convert a Pages File to PDF on Mac

May 1, 2019 - 6 Comments
Pages for Mac

You can convert a document made with Pages app to be a PDF file. This can be helpful if you’re trying to send a Pages document to someone who is not on a Mac or iOS device, but it can also be helpful if you want to preserve formatting and other information in the Pages … Read More

How to See Two Pages of a Pages Document Open Side-by-Side on iPad

Jan 17, 2019 - 1 Comment
Two Pages side by side in Pages app for iPad

If you want to see multiple pages of a Pages app document open at the same time on iPad, you can use the “Two Pages” view to place a multipage document into a side-by-side view, sort of like a split screen mode but for viewing the same document. This allows you to see two pages … Read More

How to Show Word Count in Pages for iPad or iPhone

Dec 16, 2018 - 3 Comments
Pages app icon in iOS

Want to enable a word counter in Pages on iPad or iPhone? The Pages app for iOS includes an optional word count service that will constantly update as you type and edit any document within the Pages app for iOS. Curiously, enabling the word counter on Pages for iOS is different on iPad and iPhone, … Read More

Make Pages Open New Blank Document by Default on Mac

Mar 7, 2017 - 19 Comments
Open Pages to a new blank document on Mac

Pages on Mac defaults to launching into a series of document opening panels and new document templates, but if you typically use Pages on the Mac to create new Pages files, you might appreciate launching the app directly into a new blank document instead.

How to Highlight in Pages for Mac

Jan 18, 2017 - 12 Comments
How to highlight in Pages for Mac

Frequent Pages users may find it helpful to know how to highlight selections, words, sentences, and paragraphs of documents opened within the app. Highlighting is particularly useful for students, writers, editors, educators, and office workers, but it’s valuable to nearly anyone who spends a fair amount of time in the word processing application on a … Read More

How to Use Tabs in Pages for Mac

Dec 30, 2016 - 20 Comments
Pages

Pages for Mac has gained the ability to use Tabs, allowing for tidy document management within the Pages app when having multiple documents open simultaneously.

Instantly Free Up 2.7GB+ of Storage Space on New iPhone by Removing iWork Apps

Oct 30, 2016 - 7 Comments
iWork apps storage Usage in iOS

Most new iPhone and iPad models ship with the pre-installed iWork / iLife suite of apps, including Pages, Keynote, iMovie, Numbers, and Garageband. While this is a great collection of apps, many users who won’t be using them (or at least all of the apps) may rather have extra storage space available, which is nearly … Read More

Opening DOCX Files on a Mac, Without Microsoft Office

Apr 15, 2016 - 15 Comments
DOCX file on a Mac

Mac users may encounter DOCX files from time to time, often sent from a Windows user as an email attachment or otherwise, as the .docx file types are standard document files created in newer versions of Microsoft Office. But what if you don’t have Office on the Mac? That’s ok too, even if you don’t … Read More

How to Type Superscript & Subscript Text in Pages for Mac OS X

Sep 29, 2014 - 14 Comments
Type superscript or subscript text in Mac OS X Pages app

Subscript and superscript text formatting is commonly used in the math and science world when writing out chemicals, formulas, and expressions. Subscript appears slightly lower and smaller than the primary text, while superscript appears slightly higher and smaller than the primary text (like an exponent, 8^3). If you need to type subscript or superscript characters … Read More

Set a Password on iWork Files in Mac OS X for Added Security

Aug 12, 2014 - 3 Comments
Password required to open an iWork file in Mac OS X

Every app in the iWork suite offers optional password protection of files created, modified, or opened within their respective application. In practice, this means that no user will be able to open or access the file and view the contents on their Mac or iOS device without entering the password first. Password protecting iWork documents … Read More

How to Save Pages Files as Word Document Format from Mac

Aug 6, 2014 - 36 Comments
Saving Pages files as Word format

The Microsoft Word document format is widely used in many corporate and educational environments, particularly where the Windows platform is dominant. For Mac users who work with the Pages app for word processing, a simple option to improve cross-platform document readability and compatibility is to save (or export) a Pages file as a Word .doc … Read More

How to Open a .Pages Format File in Windows & Microsoft Word

Jul 16, 2014 - 157 Comments
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The Pages app is the Mac word processor similar to Microsoft Word on the Windows side of things, and by default any Pages document is saved as a Pages format file with with a “.pages” file extension. Typically that’s invisible to Mac users, but if you send a Pages file to someone on a Windows … Read More

How to Password Protect Pages, Keynote, & Numbers Documents on iPad & iPhone

May 12, 2014 - 10 Comments
Password Protect iWork Documents

The iWork suite of productivity apps include Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, and each of them allow users to password protect individual documents. In practice, this means that a document created within iWork in iOS, Mac OS X, or iCloud, can be safely locked with built-in encryption, and the document can not be opened or viewed … Read More

How to Turn Off Autocorrect in Pages & TextEdit on Mac OS X

May 6, 2014 - 26 Comments

Many users have noticed that turning off autocorrect in the Mac OS X System Preferences does not impact every single app on their Macs. Two cases in point where autocorrect stays on; Pages, the word processor app from Apple, and TextEdit, the default text editing app that comes with all Macs. If you want to … Read More

Move a File to iCloud from Mac OS

Aug 28, 2012 - 5 Comments
Move a File to iCloud from Mac OS X

The latest versions of Mac OS let you move files directly into iCloud from your Mac, these files can then be opened on any other Mac or iOS device set up with the same iCloud account. This is extremely convenient if you want to quickly move a file around but don’t want to copy it … Read More

Change the Save Location from iCloud to Local Mac Storage in Mac OS X

Aug 20, 2012 - 8 Comments
Turn Off Documents & Data for iCloud

The latest versions of Mac OS X feature deeper iCloud integration than ever before on the Mac, a feature that is extremely convenient for syncing things likes desktop Notes, desktop Reminders lists, documents, emails, bookmarks, and whatever else with iOS devices, but it can also be frustrating when you’re just trying to save a file … Read More

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