Pages - Importing Styles from Another Document

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Importing Styles from Another Document

When you import a document from Microsoft Word, any styles it contains are imported
into the Pages document and can then be used the same way you use any other styles
created within Pages.

You can import styles that have already been defined in another Pages document
without importing the document’s content.

To import styles from a Pages document:


Choose Format > Import Styles.


Select the document that contains the styles you want to import, and then click Open.

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Select the styles you want to import in the dialog. Hold down the Command key as

you click the style names to select multiple styles, or click Select All.


To replace styles in your document that have the same name as the styles you are

importing, select “Replace duplicates.”
Note that replacing a style will affect any text that uses this style. Replacing a style also
changes the style of text in locked objects, but the text retains its original appearance.
If an imported style has the same name as a style in the open document and you do
not select “Replace duplicates,” a number is appended to the name of the imported
style. For example, if you import a style called Body to a document that already
contains a Body style, the imported style will be named Body 2.


Click OK.

You can make imported paragraph styles available by clicking the Paragraph Style
pop-up menu in the format bar and in the Styles drawer of your document. Imported
character and list styles will be available in the Styles drawer.

To maintain a consistent look among several documents, keep a master document that
contains all the styles you need. When you need to change a style, change it in the
master document and import the master document’s styles into the other documents.


Chapter 6

Working with Styles

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Learn how to add images, shapes, sound, and movies to your


An object is any item you add to a document and then manipulate. Images, shapes,
movies, text boxes, tables, and charts are all objects.

This chapter focuses on images (photographs or PDF files), shapes, sound, and movies.
Many of the techniques covered in this chapter for placing and manipulating these
objects can be generalized to tables, charts, and text boxes; any special formatting
techniques for these objects are covered in other chapters.

What Are Floating and Inline Objects?

If you want an object to remain in place so that text on the page flows around it, use a
floating object.

Floating objects are anchored to a position on a page. Typing more text on the page,
does not affect the position of a floating object, but you can drag a floating object to
reposition it. Drag any of its selection handles to resize it.

Drag any of the
selection handles to
resize floating objects.

If you want the object embedded in text flow so it is pushed along as the text grows,
use an inline object.