Pages for Mac – 2019 Tutorial

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Today we’re updating our class on Pages for Mac – 2019 Edition. If you need to learn the application Pages; this video will go over all the most important aspects of Apple’s popular word processing software.


Hey folks! Today I’m going to teach you all of the most important aspects of Pages for Mac including how to create your own templates, basic navigation, how to get back the “save as” feature, preferences, and a lot more.

What I love about Pages for Mac is that you can use it on anything. You can, of course, run it from a Mac, iPhone or iPad, but did you know that you can also use it on a Windows PC or a Google Chromebook just by going to and signing in with your Apple ID

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PDF Mac Shortcuts Guide:

Chapters with Time Codes
00:01:45 – Introduction to Template Chooser
00:03:48 – Top Navigation Menu
00:04:08 – Adding a Table of Contents
00:07:38 – Comments & Collaborating
00:08:30 – Format and Document Menu Options
00:09:15 – Preferences
00:10:30 – Text Replacement
00:12:17 – Resurecting “Save As”
00:12:53 – Exporting as a Word Document/Share As Word to Email
00:14:03 – Create Your Own Template
00:15:21 – Accessing Special Characters

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  • Martani Pangan Sehat
    Posted at 02:05h, 26 September

    I always confuse Pages as a Word-Processing and as a Page Layout. It seems everybody knows right away but the fact even the template build base on these two different set up. Thank you for video. It helps improve my pages skill. Salam from Prambanan.

  • Linda Bezet
    Posted at 13:35h, 26 September

    David, could you please make a detailed video of how to make and print off pantry labels using different fonts. Other videos simply say to go to Pages, but that’s it. How do you do that? Obviously I don’t have a clue. Could you help me and other Mac impaired people. Thanks so much.

  • 0urMutualFriend
    Posted at 02:02h, 02 October

    super useful; after years of paying yearly subscription rates for Microsoft office, I've decided I might as well just learn to use the office apps that apple has already freely made available to me

  • Juanita Metcalf
    Posted at 13:35h, 03 October

    I am working on a book and I was wondering, How do you put the pages side bye side? im trying to make a cover page front to back

  • Hero Hour
    Posted at 03:52h, 05 October

    99% of all text work is by Microsoft Word. Pages is just not used in the REAL WORLD.

  • elbatobeach
    Posted at 21:32h, 06 October

    This tutorial has answered a lot of my questions, how do you insert a picture and place a text with an arc above the picture. Thanks great tutorials!

  • diqiuren
    Posted at 12:51h, 08 October

    Yes please do a video on best practices on text replacement!!!

  • Rich
    Posted at 16:04h, 08 October

    Great video, David. I just updated to macOS Catalina, so my old Office 2011 apps no longer work (I knew that beforehand). I have been using and learning Pages in preparation. It will be interesting to see if I can survive w/o Word. As an author, I critique and judge contest manuscripts, therefore one area of use is Word's Track Changes and Comments. Maybe I'll find some info on one of your other videos about making the move from Word to Pages.

  • Donna Blevins
    Posted at 14:10h, 14 October

    Hi David, since my husband is a Mac user and circumstance kept me bonded to my gaming PC, your training is helpful since I frequently do stuff on his Mac. Thanks so much for clarifying Pages! The scope is exciting, and your humor and presentation style is refreshing.

    Suggestions: how Mac and PC can work well together.

    Thanks a bunch
    Donna Blevins
    The Big Girl of Poker at 6'5"

  • Elifashionlover Chat Show
    Posted at 09:05h, 17 October

    Well done, it was really helpful.

  • Paul Lock
    Posted at 10:36h, 18 October


  • Carlo B
    Posted at 02:02h, 19 October

    Hi David,
    I have been using a free version of Microsft Word for years on my Mac. However, after installing new OS Catalina I am no longer able to use it due to the new 64bit system on Catalina.

    Thank you for your very helpful video.

  • *Tracy Born Again Farm Girl
    Posted at 02:05h, 19 October

    Excellent David , thank you so much for being a wonderful teacher !

  • DC CD
    Posted at 13:54h, 22 October

    How are tabs done? Right tab specifically

  • Dinho Salas
    Posted at 04:05h, 01 November

    I’ve installed Catalina and since then when a export my document as PDF same cannot be added to my photos application something I did often before installing Catalina, how can I do it now? Thanks for your attention to my concern

  • mariocarnival
    Posted at 02:10h, 04 November

    It's useful when you don't have the Microsoft license for Office. It can be exported to MS Word, however the format will not be equal most of the times. What the Pages have is the PLACEHOLDER, which Word for Mac doesn't have!

  • Joni Myatt
    Posted at 19:56h, 05 November

    How do I save my Word documents to Pages?

  • Poonam Singh
    Posted at 08:04h, 08 November

    How to make worksheet in which we have to insert linear graph along with points and lines

  • Bukan Vanessa Angel
    Posted at 09:25h, 11 November

    replace "mymail" with ""
    "myphone" w/ "088812345678"
    "myfb" w/ ""

  • julian diaz
    Posted at 05:06h, 16 November

    how do I go back to what I recently deleted from pages how do I do that?

  • MinhTri Dang
    Posted at 18:58h, 17 November

    Thank, David , You are so wonderful , your knowledges are much better than the geniuses I have learned t at the Apple store near my house

  • Stanley Thomas
    Posted at 11:22h, 18 November

    Hi David

    you have explained this wonderfully well. Thanks. Cheers

  • Craig Haught
    Posted at 23:09h, 20 November

    how to you change the color of the background page you type on???

  • Jamie Craig
    Posted at 04:33h, 24 November

    how do i insert an image

  • Mistress Mars
    Posted at 04:00h, 25 November

    Holding down the options key while in file/duplicate does bring up 'Save as'…but as soon as you let go of the key, it disappears. Is there any way to keep it as a preference? WHERE is the SAVE button?? If you use SAVE from the file menu, it creates a seperate document. If I find a typo in a document, go in and change a letter…I want to save my correction to that same document. Not save a copy or a replacement or another one! So confusing..can not find the button!

  • Yessy Mariana
    Posted at 02:28h, 02 December

    Hi David, I have problem to make bullet per chapter. if i type 2.0 and then type whatever title I want and then it I want to add 2.1 in the next line, how can I do this ? I have done it in microsoft. but have problem doing it in pages.

  • Stang Gang
    Posted at 02:40h, 02 December

    How do I "focus" in on the document? I saw an apple employee black out everything but the page he was typing on.

  • Cameron Davis
    Posted at 18:08h, 03 December

    Hey. First time Mac owner and I cannot get over those features. Just wow! btw think I'm going to se text replacement for web addresses. How convent to type yt instead of YouTube.

  • Paula Day
    Posted at 11:32h, 05 December

    Found two life changing hacks already! thank you – printed off shortcuts & despite having a mac for 5 years i now know the option & command key after 20 years using microsoft!

  • Mohammad Azeemullah
    Posted at 19:13h, 05 December

    Thanks. Very helpful.