iWork Support: Keynote Pages

Pages Keyboard Shortcuts

You can use your keyboard to quickly accomplish many tasks in Pages. To find the shortcuts for common commands, look in the menus (or see the menu shortcuts below). To do an action, press the keys indicated below.

Moving around within a document

Action Shortcut
Move one character to the left Left Arrow
Move one character to the right Right Arrow
Move to the line above Up Arrow
Move to the line below Down Arrow
Move to the beginning of current or previous word Option-Left Arrow
Move to the end of current or next word Option-Right Arrow
Move to the beginning of the current line Command-Left Arrow
Move to the end of the current line Command-Right Arrow
Move to the beginning of the current paragraph Option-Up Arrow
Move to the end of the current paragraph Option-Down Arrow
Move to the beginning of the document Command-Up Arrow, Home
Move to the end of the document Command-Down Arrow, End

Selecting text

Action Shortcut
Select one or more characters Click in front of the first character and drag across the characters you want to select
Select a word Double-click the word
Select a paragraph Triple-click in the paragraph
Select all inline text and objects Command-A
Deselect all all inline text and objects Shift-Command-A
Extend text selection to insertion point Click in the text, then Shift-click the end point.
Extend selection one character to the right Shift-Right Arrow
Extend selection one character to the left Shift-Left Arrow
Extend selection to end of current word Shift-Option-Right Arrow
Extend selection to beginning of current word Shift-Option-Left Arrow
Extend selection to end of current line Shift-Command-Right Arrow
Extend selection to beginning of current line Shift-Command-Left Arrow
Extend selection to the line above Shift-Up Arrow
Extend selection to the line below Shift-Down Arrow
Extend selection to beginning of the current paragraph Shift-Option-Up Arrow
Extend selection to end of the current paragraph Shift-Option-Down Arrow
Extend selection to end of text Shift-Command-Down Arrow or
Shift-End
Extend selection to beginning of text Shift-Command-Up Arrow or
Shift-Home
Select multiple words or blocks of text that are not next to each other Select the first text you want, and then select additional text while holding down the Command key

Formatting text

Action Shortcut
Show fonts Command-T
Show styles Shift-Command-T
Bold Command-B
Italic Command-I
Underline Command-U
Delete previous character or selection Delete
Delete the next character or selection Del (not available on all keyboards)
Make font size bigger Command-plus sign (+)
Make font size smaller Command-minus sign (-)
Make text superscript Control-Command-plus sign (+)
Make text subscript Control-Command-minus sign (-)
Align text flush left Command-{
Center text Command-|
Align text flush right Command-}
Align text flush left and flush right (justify) Option-Command-|
Decrease list indent level Command-[
Increase list indent level Command-]
Cut Command-X
Copy Command-C
Copy paragraph style Option-Command-C
Copy character style Option-Shift-Command-C
Paste Command-V
Paste character or paragraph style Option-Command-V
Paste and match style of destination text Option-Shift-Command-V
Insert non-breaking space Option-Space bar
Insert line break (soft return) Shift-Return
Insert page break Command-Enter
Insert paragraph break Return

Manipulating fixed objects

Action Shortcut
"Draw" a fixed shape, table, or chart Option-click the Objects toolbar button; choose Shapes, Table, or Chart; then drag to size
Select all fixed objects Command-A
Deselect all fixed objects Command-Shift-A
Add or remove selected object to previously selected object(s) Command-click, Shift-click
Add or remove selected range to previously selected range Shift-drag, Command-drag
Move selected object one point Arrow key
Move selected object ten points Shift-Arrow key
Send object to the back Shift-Command-B
Send object one layer back Option-Command-B
Bring object to the front Shift-Command-F
Bring object one layer forward Option-Shift-Command-F
Move object to section master Control-Option-Command-M
Group objects Option-Command-G
Ungroup objects Option-Shift-Command-G
Lock objects Command-L
Unlock objects Option-Command-L
Duplicate object Option-drag
Constrain movement of object to 45º Shift-drag
Resize object Drag handle
Resize object from center Option-drag handle
Constrain aspect ratio when resizing object from center Option-Shift-drag handle
Constrain aspect ratio when resizing object Shift-drag handle
Rotate object Command-drag handle
Rotate object 45º Shift-Command-drag handle
Turn off alignment guides Command-drag
Mask or unmask object Shift-Command-M
Exit mask mode Return, Command-Return, Enter, double-click
Reenter mask mode Double-click the masked image
Open shortcut menu for selected item Control-click
Exit text edit mode and select object Command-Return
Copy selected object Command-C
Paste selected object Command-V
Cut selected object Command-X

Working with tables

Action Shortcut
Select all table borders or cell content, depending on initial selection Command-A
Copy contents of selected cells or whole table, if table is selected Command-C
Cut contents of selected cells or whole table, if table is selected Command-X
Paste the selection that was last copied Command-V
Delete selection (whole table, border or border segment, or contents of selected cells) Delete
Constrain the movement of the table and snap to guides Shift-drag table
Duplicate table Option-Shift-drag table
Switch contents of selected cell with contents of destination cell Drag selected cell to another cell
Copy contents of selected cell into destination cell Option-drag selected cell to another cell
Extend selection from selected cell to destination cell Shift-click
Select or deselect multiple cells that are not next to each other Command-click cells
Stop editing text and select cell Command-Return or Command-click the cell (in text edit mode)
Select entire row or column border Click border of selected table or double-click border of unselected table
Select or deselect border segment Option-click
Select or deselect multiple cell borders Shift-click or Command-click border
Move row or column border or border segment to new position Drag border or border segment
Move table, border, or segment one pixel Arrow keys
Move table, border, or segment ten pixels Shift-Arrow keys
Select next cell to the left, right, up, or down Arrow keys (in cell selection mode)
Extend cell selection by one cell Shift-Arrow keys (in cell selection mode)
Select text in next cell Tab
Select text in previous cell Shift-Tab
Stop editing cell and select the table Command-Return (in cell selection mode)
Create a table by dragging Option-click Table toolbar button then drag to size
Insert a Tab Option-Tab (in text edit mode)

Editing chart data

Action Shortcut
Show or hide Chart Data Editor Shift-Command-D
Complete a cell entry and move the selection down Return
Complete a cell entry and move the selection up Shift-Return
Complete a cell entry and move the selection to the right Tab
Complete a cell entry and move the selection to the left Shift-Tab
Delete the character to the left of the insertion point, or delete the selection Delete
Move one character left, right, to the beginning of text (up), or to the end of text (down) Arrows keys (in text edit mode)
Complete a cell entry and select the cell Enter
Move one cell in a given direction Arrows keys (in cell selection mode)
Move to the beginning of the row Home
Move to the last filled cell to the right in the current row End
Extend the selection by one cell Shift-Arrow keys
Extend the selection to the beginning of the row Shift-Home
Extend the selection to the end of the row Shift-End

General

Action Shortcut
Open new document (You can choose the type of document you want to open in Pages Preferences.) Command-N
Open existing document Command-O
Save Command-S
Save as Shift-Command-S
Print Command-P
Page setup Shift-Command-P
Find Command-F
Find next Command-G
Find previous Shift-Command-G
Use selection for find Command-E
Scroll to found selection Command-J
Check spelling Command-semi-colon (;)
Show Spelling window Command-colon (:)
Zoom in Command->
Zoom out Command-<
Close window Command-W
Minimize window Command-M
Show preferences Command-comma (,)
Show Inspector window Option-Command-I
Show document rulers Command-R
Show layout Command-Shift-L
Show formatting characters (invisibles) Command-Shift-I
Show Colors window Shift-Command-C
Pages Help Command-?
Hide Pages Command-H
Hide other windows Option-Command-H
Quit Pages Command-Q