How to use Pages on your iPad
Pages is part of the iWork series from Apple and offers users an impressively tight and well designed app for word processing on the go.
Originally designed to work on the iPhone, Pages has been given a polish and an update to give it some extra flair on the larger screen offered by the iPad.
To get Pages on to your iPad download it from the App Store and then tap the icon it to get started.
From the moment that you first access Pages you will be given the option to follow a quick and simple tutorial. It is a good idea to take the time to follow the steps in this tutorial as it will give you a solid working knowledge of the basics.
When you’ve spent ages typing out a long document only to delete a section by mistake, then tap Undo in the top left to cancel out the last action, tap it repeatedly to undo a series of them, and Redo an action by touching and holding on Undo and then tapping Redo.
Change your layout
If you are bored with your layout and want something a bit spicier, why not adjust your margins. You can do this in your document by tapping the spanner icon and then on Document Setup. The view will change to vertical and the margins will appear. Adjust these by tapping and dragging the arrows, and adjusting the paper size to suit by tapping the curl on the bottom-right of the document and selecting the size you need.
You can also play around with the size of headers and footers in the same menu.
For those of you who need more professional looking documents, you’ll probably want to be able to work with tab stops. To get to these tap under the toolbar to open the ruler, then select the text you need adjusted and tap along the ruler to insert tab stops. Double tap the icon to change it to one of these options: a diamond that’s centre-aligned, a triangle pointing left that’s right-aligned, a circle that’s decimal-aligned or a left pointing triangle that’s left-aligned.
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