Beginning a Layout In Pages:


  1. Put Pages on your dock by dragging the pages Icon from Applications – Iwork – folders
  2. Open pages
  3. Click new : you can choose to use a newsletter template or you can use a blank page.
  4. Go to the view menu:
  5. Choose show layout (lines should appear on the screen showing you the margins and columns)
  6. Click show rulers (this might happen automatically when you show layout)
  7. Click show invisibles (this show the spaces between words with dots, and paragraph symbols, etc.)
  8. Go to the column button at the top and choose 3 columns
  9. Go the Inspector button and click it so the menu shows.
  10. It should give you several buttons at the top.
  11. Click the one that looks like a piece of paper and change the margin settings for left, right, top and botton to .55
  12. Change the header and footer sections to 0
  13. click the second button in the inspector to get to the layout settings.
  14. Change the gutter settings to .2 (the other one will automatically change) this changes how much space is between the columns and we want as much space for text and pictures as possible.
  15. You may glance through the rest of the buttons in the inspector, you will be using them later, but for now you are ready to start putting text on the page.
  16. Leaving pages open, open your article typed in a word document
  17. Run the spell check on your word article
  18. Run the grammar check on your word article
  19. Make any and all corrections to your article (especially if they came from Mrs. Badgley)
  20. Highlight all of the text of your article and hold the apple key and hit the 1 button. (This single spaces everything.
  21. Now with all the text highlighted, you need to slide the margin marker (the top half only) to only indent about 2 marks on the ruler. This reduces the margin indent.
  22. Click Save
  23. Click the desktop, and go to the Go menu. Click connect to server and type in the following address: 162.127.120.1
  24. Login as yourself
  25. Select the Journalism server from the list
  26. Go back to your word document
  27. Now click save as:
  28. Navigate to the Journalism folder on the desktop, go to the appropriate monthly folder in there and save click save.
  29. Now copy and paste your article into Pages.
  30. Once it is copied and pasted into Pages you will notice spacing issues with tabs and paragraph indents.
  31. Highlight the text sections that need spacing help, and look on the ruler and you will see the same type of sliders as with word so you can adjust the spacing within the column.
  32. Highlight all of the text of your article, including the byline and click the font button at the top. Change the font size to: 11 and change the font to: times new roman or arial (one is skinnier than the other – so if you are short on space, choose times)

To add a headline:

  1. Click on the gray zone off the layout page. (This will de-select any places in the layout that might be active and will not ruin anything you might have set.
  2. Click the objects menu on the toolbar and choose “text” from the list
  3. A box with handles will appear and you won’t be able to move or do much with it until you make some other changes:
  4. Click the wrap inspector on the inspector menu (the third button from the left)
  5. Make sure that “moves with text” is selected
  6. Then click the check box that reads: object causes wrap” and select the appropriate choice. Otherwise, choose the second from the left (wrap around)
  7. Then click the text wrap with the triangle lower in that same screen (this makes the wrap closer)
  8. Type in your headline (both lines)
  9. Adjust the size of the headline box to fit the columns you are crossing (1-2-3)
  10. Use the font button to change the font sizes (resize with the handles if necessary)
  11. For fancier headlines you can do two text boxes and change the textwrap so that the boxes can overlap and you can move text to look interlinking, etc. You can experiment if there is time.

To add a line:

  1. Click on the gray zone off the layout page. (This will de-select any places in the layout that might be active and will not ruin anything you might have set.
  2. Click the shapes menu on the toolbar
  3. Select the line you want
  4. It will appear diagonally and you will have to move it to where you want it by using the handles.
  5. You can make the line longer and you can put it in the gutter if you wish
  6. The lines can be horizontal or vertical

To add a text box (for a column of text inside a box)

  1. Click on the gray zone off the layout page. (This will de-select any places in the layout that might be active and will not ruin anything you might have set.
  2. Click the text box menu on the toolbar
  3. A textbox will appear in the middle of your screen with the word "type to enter text" in it.
  4. You can then type in the box.
  5. To reposition the text book click and drag the box to where you want it.
  6. Sometimes these text boxes will create an unwanted "wrap" or not create the "wrap" you want. To make changes, use the inspector and click the "object placement" button (the third one from the left in the inspector).
  7. Experiment with the floating features and the causing wrap until it does what you want

How To Make an Image Wrap
A. Open Pages
B. Select the template layout that you like the best
C. Insert an image either by dragging it from a different folder, or by clicking the ‘Media’ button from the top left corner in the toolbar.
D. After the picture is inserted into the Pages document, click the blue ‘Inspector’ button.
E. Once the Inspector toolbar is open, click on the third square from the left.
F. Check the box that says ‘Object causes wrap’ and select the wrap that is wanted.

How to Make Column Boxes
For you first years, this will be one of the key things for you and the organization of your page. SO:
1. Open your inspector. Click the box at the top of it that has a piece of paper and little blue columns on it. At the top, there is a box with a number in it, with 'Columns' on the top of it. Change to 2 or 3, whatever you want your page to have. Then, when you write your text box, it will be organized with 2 to 3 columns, unless you change it.

How to Use a Template
A. Open Pages and select the template of your choice.
B. Once the template is selected, double click on the box in the template that you want to change and delete all of the sample text.
C. Once the text is erased, copy and paste your own text into the template and resize the box to whatever size you want.
D. Once you have text in the box, go up to the inspector option and click on it.
E. Click on the "Text" button 4th from the left, and arrange the 'Inset Margin' button to whatever size you want.
F. In order to copy pieces of one template into another layout you select the piece that you want to transfer to another document and copy it.
G. Then paste it into the new document and inset margin in the inspeector to fit the text boxes.

How to Group and Ungroup

  1. Highlight all of the objects you want to group or ungroup. You can do this by holding down the shift key and clicking them all.
  2. After highlighting them all, go up to the Arrange tab at the top, and down at the bottom, you will see Group and Ungroup. Click which ever you want to happen. If you group, it will allow you to move many objects as one object. Opposite if you click the other.

How to Arrange your objects (Front to Back)

  1. Highlight the object you want to move, to the back or the front.
  2. Go up to the Arrange tab at the top, and it will say "Move to Front" or "move to back." This allows you to move your objects and make something cool looking.

How to Crop(mask) a picture in Pages
1. After you've opened your page, and inserted your picture,
2. Click on the picture and then go to the top, middle of your screen where there is a picture of a rectangle in a rectangle.
3. Click on that and you can then crop.

How to rotate a picture
1. Click on the picture
2. Hold the command button, and you can move it around.