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Mac tip: Pages keyboard shortcuts

20 January 2012 1,215 views No Comment

For power users, keyboard shortcuts are the water of life, providing instant access to common and not quite so common functions — print (⌘ + P), paste (⌘ + V), select all (⌘ + A), copy (⌘ + C), add column (⌘ + →), bookmark (⌘ + D), save for web (⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + S), reset PRAM (⌘ + ⌥ + P + R) etc.

If you’re a Pages user, making sense of its oft opaque interface can be a challenge, especially if you’re trying to find keyboard shortcuts.

Yes, Apple has published the Pages Keyboard Shortcuts support article. But, like Pages itself, this listing can be difficult at best to make heads or tales of. Yes, all (or nearly all) of the shortcuts are there, but keyboard combos for specific tasks are hard to find.

See also: How to: Create a keyboard shortcut

That said, I copied Apple’s list into a Pages document (.zip) and did a little rearranging, listing the most common (i.e. general) shortcuts at the top and inserting page breaks so that each section starts at the top of a page.

If you want to edit my take, have at it — laid out as a two-column table and can be opened in Pages, Text Edit and Microsoft Word.

Alternately, download the pdf version.

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