Apple Pages keyboard shortcuts

Apple Pages

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
21 months ago
- Shortcuts
←

Move one character to the left

β†’

Move one character to the right

Control + B

Move one character backward (works for left-to-right and right-to-left text)

Control + F

Move one character forward (works for left-to-right and right-to-left text)

↑

Move to the line above

↓

Move to the line below

Control + βŒ₯ Option + B

Move to the beginning of the current or previous word

βŒ₯ Option + ←

Move to the left edge of the current word (works for left-to-right and right-to-left text)

Control + βŒ₯ Option + F

Move to the end of the current or next word

βŒ₯ Option + β†’

Move to the right edge of the current word (works for left-to-right and right-to-left text)

⌘ Cmd + ↑

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the current text area (document, text box, shape, or table cell

⌘ Cmd + ↓

Move the insertion point to the bottom of the current text area (document, text box, shape, or table cell

Control + A or βŒ₯ Option + ↑

Move to the beginning of the paragraph

Control + E or βŒ₯ Option + ↓

Move to the end of the paragraph

⌘ Cmd + ←

Move to the left edge of the current line

⌘ Cmd + β†’

Move to the right edge of the current line

Page Up

Scroll up the page

Page Down

Scroll down the page

Option + Page Up

Scroll one page up and move the insertion point

Control + V

Scroll one page down and move the insertion point

or Option + Page Down
Home

Move to the beginning of the document without moving the insertion point

or Fn + ↑
End

Move to the end of the document without moving the insertion point

or Fn + ↓
Control + L

Center the insertion point in the center of the application window

To select one or more characters, click in front of the first character and drag across the characters you want to select

(double click the word) Select a word

(triple click the paragraph) Select a paragraph

⌘ Cmd + A

Select all objects and text

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + A

Deselect all objects and text

Click in the text, then Shift + click in another location in the text to extend the text selection
↑   Shift + β†’

Extend the selection one character to the right

↑   Shift + ←

Extend the selection one character to the left

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + β†’

Extend the selection to the end of the current word, then to the end of subsequent words

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ←

Extend the selection to the beginning of the current word

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + β†’

Extend the selection to the end of the current line

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + ←

Extend the selection to the beginning of the current line

↑   Shift + ↑

Extend the selection to the line above

↑   Shift + ↓

Extend the selection to the line below

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ↑

Extend the selection to the beginning of the current paragraph

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ↓

Extend the selection to the end of the current paragraph

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + ↑

Extend the selection to the beginning of the text

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + ↓

Extend the selection to the end of the text

⌘ Cmd + T

Show the Fonts window

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + C

Show the Colors window

⌘ Cmd + B

Apply boldface to selected text

⌘ Cmd + I

Apply italic to selected text

⌘ Cmd + U

Apply underline to selected text

Control + H

Delete the previous character or selection

Control + D

Delete the next character or selection

ForwardDel

(not available on all keyboards) Delete the next character or selection

βŒ₯ Option + Del

Delete the word before the insertion point

βŒ₯ Option + ForwardDel

(not available on all keyboards) Delete the word after the insertion point

Control + K

Delete the text between the insertion point and the next paragraph break

⌘ Cmd + +

Make the font size bigger

⌘ Cmd + -

Make the font size smaller

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + ←

Decrease (tighten) the space between selected characters

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + β†’

Increase (loosen) the space between selected characters

Control + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + +

Make the text superscript

Control + ⌘ Cmd + -

Make the text subscript

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + E

Insert an equation

⌘ Cmd + {

Align the text flush left

⌘ Cmd + |

Center the text

⌘ Cmd + }

Align the text flush right

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + |

Align the text flush left and flush right (justify)

⌘ Cmd + [

Decrease the indent level of a block of text or a list item

⌘ Cmd + ]

Increase the indent level of a block of text or a list item

↑   Shift + β­Ύ Tab

Decrease the indent level of a list item

β­Ύ Tab

Increase the indent level of a list item

⌘ Cmd + K

Add a hyperlink to text

⌘ Cmd + X

Cut the selection

⌘ Cmd + C

Copy the selection

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + C

Copy the paragraph style

⌘ Cmd + V

Paste the selection

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + V

Paste the paragraph style

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + V

Paste and match the style of the destination text

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + C

Copy the graphic style of text

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + V

Paste the graphic style of text

↑   Shift +
+

Add a range to (or remove it from) the selection

βŒ₯ Option + Space

Insert a nonbreaking space

↑   Shift + • Enter

Insert a line break (soft return)

• Enter

Insert a paragraph break

Control + O

Insert a new line after the insertion point

Fn + ⌘ Cmd + • Enter

Insert a page break

Control + ⌘ Cmd + Space

Enter special characters

Control + T

Transpose the characters on either side of the insertion point

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + E

Add an EndNote bibliography

A shortcut key can be assigned for applying a paragraph, character, or list style using your own shortcut
Del

Delete the previous character or selection

Fn + Del

Delete the next character or selection

ForwardDel

(not available on all keyboards) Delete the next character or selection

⌘ Cmd + F

Find

⌘ Cmd + G

Find next

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + G

Find previous

⌘ Cmd + E

Place the selected text in the Find & Replace text field.

• Enter

Replace text

⌘ Cmd + J

Scroll the window to show the selected text or object

Esc

Hide the Find window

Control + ⌘ Cmd + D

Look up the word at the insertion point

βŒ₯ Option + Esc

Display a list of words to complete the selected word

⌘ Cmd + Semicolon

(;) Check spelling and grammar

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + Colon

(:) Show the β€œSpelling and Grammar” window

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + H

Highlight text

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + K

Open a new comment for the selected text, object, or table cell

⌘ Cmd + • Enter

Save a new comment

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + K

Show the next comment

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + K

Show the previous comment

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + A

Accept a change (when change tracking is on)

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + R

Reject a change (when change tracking is on)

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + W

Show or hide word count

⌘ Cmd + A

Select all objects

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + A

Deselect all objects

To select objects by dragging, in page + layout documents, drag from a blank part of the page around objects. Option + drag to select objects outward from the starting point
βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + scroll

(for Magic Mouse or a trackpad) Scroll zoom

⌘ Cmd +
+

Add or remove objects from the selection

↑   Shift + β­Ύ Tab

Select the previous object on the page

⌘ Cmd +

Select or deselect additional objects

or ↑   Shift +
+

Move selected objects

Press

an arrow key Β Move the selected object one point

↑   Shift + ← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Move the selected object ten points

← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Move the selected object one screen pixel

↑   Shift + ← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Move the selected object ten screen pixels

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + C

Copy the graphic style

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + V

Paste the graphic style

βŒ₯ Option +

(Option-click the shape style in the sidebar on the right side of the Pages window) Apply the shape style but not its text style

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + B

Send the selected object to the back

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + B

Send the selected object one layer back

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + F

Bring the selected object to the front

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + F

Bring the selected object one layer forward

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + G

Group selected objects

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + G

Ungroup selected objects

(double click the object) Select an object in a group

β­Ύ Tab

Select the next object in a group

↑   Shift + β­Ύ Tab

Select the previous object in a group

To end editing an object then select the group, select an object in the group, then press Command + Return
⌘ Cmd + L

Lock selected objects

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + L

Unlock selected objects

βŒ₯ Option + ← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Duplicate the object

or βŒ₯ Option +
+
↑   Shift +
+

Constrain the movement of the object horizontally, vertically, or diagonally (45Β°)

+

(drag a selection handle) Resize the object

⌘ Cmd +

Disable alignment guides while moving or resizing an object

βŒ₯ Option +
+

(drag a selection handle) Resize the object from the center

↑   Shift +
+

(drag a selection handle) Constrain the aspect ratio when resizing the object

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift +
+

(drag a selection handle) Constrain the aspect ratio when resizing the object from the center

⌘ Cmd +
+

(drag a selection handle) Rotate the object

↑   Shift

(press Shift while rotating) Rotate the object 45Β°

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd +
+

(drag a selection handle) Rotate the object around the opposite handle (instead of the center)

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd +
+

(drag a selection handle) Rotate the object 45Β° around the opposite handle (instead of the center)

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + M

Mask or unmask the image

• Enter

Hide image mask controls

or • Enter
or

(doubleclick the masked image) Show image mask controls

Control +

Open the shortcut menu for the selected item

⌘ Cmd + • Enter

Exit text editing and select the object

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + V

Choose an object to insert

Control + βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + T

Define the selected text as a text placeholder

Control + βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + I

Define the image or movie as a media placeholder

(doubleclick the edge of the shape) Make a custom shape editable

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + P

Draw a custom shape with the Pen tool

then Del

Delete a point of an editable shape

⌘ Cmd +
+

(drag the midpoint of a line) Add a sharp point to an editable shape

+

(drag the midpoint of a line) Add a smooth point to an editable shape

βŒ₯ Option +
+

(drag the midpoint of a line) Add a BΓ©zier point to an editable shape

(doubleclick the curved point) Change a curve point of an editable shape into a corner point

βŒ₯ Option + ↑

Add a row above the selected cells

βŒ₯ Option + ↓

Add a row below the selected cells

βŒ₯ Option + β†’

Add a column to the right of the selected cells

βŒ₯ Option + ←

Add a column to the left of the selected cells

βŒ₯ Option + • Enter

Insert a row at the bottom of the table

To select an entire row or column, click the table, then click the letter for the column or the number for the row
↑   Shift + ↑

Select additional rows

or ↑   Shift + ↓
↑   Shift + β†’

Select additional columns

or ↑   Shift + ←
↑   Shift +

Select additional cells

To select only body cells in a row or column, double click the letter for the column or the number for the row

To move the cell selection to the beginning of the next row, select a cell in the rightmost column then press Tab
Esc

(sΓΌrΓΌklerken) Stop the reordering of rows or columns

⌘ Cmd + • Enter

Select a table from a cell selection

⌘ Cmd + A

(after selecting a cell) Select all content in a table

Del

Delete the selected table, or the contents of selected cells

To copy the contents of the selected cell into the destination cell, press a cell then Option + drag it to another cell
βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + C

Copy cell style

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + V

Paste cell style

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + V

Paste and preserve the style of the destination cell

↑   Shift +

(click in the destination cell) Extend the selection from the selected cell to the destination cell

⌘ Cmd +

(click a selected or unselected cell) Add a cell to (or remove it from) the selection

• Enter

(in a selected cell) Begin text editing

or • Enter
βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + U

Auto align cell content

⌘ Cmd + • Enter

Stop editing the cell and select the cell

⌘ Cmd + • Enter then • Enter

Stop editing the cell and select the table

← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Move the selected table one point

↑   Shift + ← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Move the selected table ten points

↑   Shift +
+

(drag the table) Constrain the movement of the table horizontally, vertically, or diagonally (45Β°)

To resize all columns in a table proportionately, select the table, then Shift + drag a resize handle
← β†‘ β†’ β†“

(on a selected cell) Select the next cell to the left, right, up, or down

↑   Shift + ← β†‘ β†’ β†“

(on a selected cell) Extend the cell selection by one cell

β­Ύ Tab

Select the next cell

↑   Shift + β­Ύ Tab

Select the previous cell

βŒ₯ Option + β­Ύ Tab

Insert a tab when editing text or a formula

Control + • Enter

Insert a line break (soft return) when editing text in a cell

• Enter

Insert a paragraph break (hard return) when editing text in a cell

=

Open the Formula Editor for the selected nonformula cell

Open the Formula Editor for the cell containing a formula or formatted number

• Enter

In the Formula Editor, commit changes

or β­Ύ Tab
Esc

In the Formula Editor, discard changes

βŒ₯ Option + ← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Navigate to and select a single cell

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Extend or shrink a selected cell reference

Press βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + ← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Navigate to and select the first or last cell in a row or column

⌘ Cmd + K

Specify absolute and relative attributes of selected cell references

or ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + K
βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + K

Specify absolute and relative attributes of the first and last cells of selected cell references

or βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + K
↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + D

Show or hide the Chart Data editor

• Enter

Complete a cell entry and move the selection down

↑   Shift + • Enter

Complete a cell entry and move the selection up

β­Ύ Tab

Complete a cell entry and move the selection to the right

↑   Shift + β­Ύ Tab

Complete a cell entry and move the selection to the left

←  β†’

Move one character to the left or right

↑  β†“

Move to the beginning of text or to the end of text

To move the chart legend one point, select the legend, then press an arrow key
To move the chart legend ten points, select the legend, then hold down Shift and press an arrow key
Fn then Fn

Start dictation

⌘ Cmd + N

Open the template chooser

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + N

Open the template chooser and show the Language pop-up menu

Esc

Close the template chooser

⌘ Cmd + O

Open an existing document

⌘ Cmd + S

Save a document

βŒ₯ Option + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + S

Save As

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + S

Duplicate a document

⌘ Cmd + P

Print a document

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + ?

Open Pages Help

⌘ Cmd + W

Close a window

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + W

Close all windows

⌘ Cmd + M

Minimize a window

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + M

Minimize all windows

Control + ⌘ Cmd + F

Enter full-screen view

⌘ Cmd + >

Zoom in

⌘ Cmd + <

Zoom out

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + 0

Zoom to selection

⌘ Cmd + 0

Return to actual size

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + T

Show or hide the tab bar

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + P

Show page thumbnails

⌘ Cmd + R

Show or hide the ruler

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + P

Open the page setup window

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + L

Show or hide layout boundaries

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + I

Show formatting characters (invisibles)

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + V

Choose a file to insert

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + C

Show the Colors window

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + T

Hide or show the toolbar

⌘ Cmd +
+

Rearrange an item in the toolbar

⌘ Cmd +
+

(drag item outside of the toolbar) Remove an item from the toolbar

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + I

Hide or show sidebars on the right side of the Pages window

Control + `

Open the next tab in the sidebar

↑   Shift + Control + `

Open the previous tab in the sidebar

⌘ Cmd + H

Hide Pages

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + H

Hide windows of other applications

⌘ Cmd + Z

Undo the last action

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + Z

Redo the last action

⌘ Cmd + ,

Open Pages Preferences

⌘ Cmd + Q

Quit Pages

βŒ₯ Option + ⌘ Cmd + Q

Quit Pages and keep windows open


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Program information

Program name: Apple Pages Apple Pages (Productivity)

Pages is a word processor developed by Apple. The first version of Pages was released in February 2005 and the program is still being updated. Apple Pages is marketed by Apple as an easy to use application for creating documents. Pages is a part of iWork productivity suite and it works under macOS, iOS. Pages can also be used as a web application at icloud.com.

Web page: apple.com/pages

Last update: 11 Nov 2019

Shortcut count: 259

How easy to press shortcuts: 77%

Platform detected: macOS

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