Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

Custom page size in Pages

This is a discussion on Custom page size in Pages within the iWork Forum forums, part of the iPad App Store category; Hi all, I'm new here and my search-Fu is weak. If this has already been answered please feel free to redirect me. I need a ...

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
Like Tree2Likes

Thread: Custom page size in Pages

  1. #1
    iPad Fan!
    Member #
    78892
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    9

    Custom page size in Pages

    Hi all, I'm new here and my search-Fu is weak. If this has already been answered please feel free to redirect me.

    I need a custom page size for Pages that matches the iPad portrait screen. I am pretty sure this can't be done in Pages on the iPad but I think it may be possible in Pages on a Mac. I haven't got access to a Mac. Is there a resource where I could get my grubby paws on this?

  2. Ads


  3. #2
    iPF Legend
    Member #
    27654
    Liked
    119 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    15,248
    In Pages if you go to Document Setup, you can drag the size of a page to anysize you want - well, at least smaller than the on screen image - there are scroll bars on the upper, lower, left and right hand sides of the screen that you can drag.

    Tim

  4. #3
    iPad Fan!
    Member #
    78892
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    9
    Maybe I'm missing something. In document setup I see the blueprint and it says 8.5x11 (us letter) but no scrollbars. On the page itself I see where the text box can be adjusted, but that won't work for my needs.

    Is there a tap that will bring up the scrollbars for the page size?

  5. #4
    iPF Legend
    Member #
    27654
    Liked
    119 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    15,248
    Quote Originally Posted by Ext1jdh View Post
    Maybe I'm missing something. In document setup I see the blueprint and it says 8.5x11 (us letter) but no scrollbars. On the page itself I see where the text box can be adjusted, but that won't work for my needs.

    Is there a tap that will bring up the scrollbars for the page size?
    On the blueprint page, you'll see the vertical and horizontal lines - in the middle of each of these lines there's a small triangle/arrow that you can drag left/right (for the vertical bars) and up/down (for the horizontal bars)

    Tim

  6. #5
    iPad Fan!
    Member #
    78892
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    9
    I see the arrows in the white page, for the text box. Separate from the header and footer boxes. This is changing the margin but not the page size. That still reports being 8.5x11

  7. #6
    iPF Legend
    Member #
    27654
    Liked
    119 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    15,248
    Mia culpa - yes, you're right. You can only choose US Letter or A4. As you correctly say, what I was suggesting simply changes the margin size...sorry to have got your hopes up.

    Tim screws up again....

    Tim

  8. #7
    iPad Fan!
    Member #
    78892
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    9
    No worries. I've got a template written in MS Publisher that I use to create chord charts which I end up saving to DropBox as a PDF, then opening in GigBook on the iPad. Since the template is in Publisher I can't do anything with it while I'm mobile, and being able to create the chord charts directly on the iPad would be both easier and faster. That's the purpose behind the custom page size.

    For all the good that Pages can do, you'd think that custom page sizing, or at least an iPad specific page size would have been included with the app.

  9. #8
    iPF Legend
    Member #
    28530
    Liked
    1542 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Walla Walla, WA
    Posts
    15,461
    There is a landscape template available in this thread.

    Pages - landscape and portrait.

  10. #9
    iPad Fan!
    Member #
    78892
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    9
    Excellent, thanks

  11. #10
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    291900
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    2
    Any chance I could get a 5.5 x 8.5 template. I only have an iPad, no Mac computer.


Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Page Breaks in Pages
    By drwinston001 in forum iWork Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-29-2011, 04:04 AM
  2. Page size settings
    By Archer in forum iWork Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-14-2011, 09:44 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-08-2011, 06:06 PM
  4. Pages page-break
    By barryevans in forum iPad Apps
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-15-2011, 04:04 PM
  5. Slide Through Your App Pages Without Page Lock With PageLock
    By PhilSynowiec in forum Apple iPad News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-24-2011, 07:16 PM

Search tags for this page

5.5 x 8.5 pages template
,

custom page size in pages

,
custom page size pages
,

how do i change paper size in pages

,
how to change page size in pages
,
how to change the size of a page on pages
,
on pages application how to change size of page
,
pages ipad document size
Click on a term to search for related topics.