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    I used Pages for a book that I wrote as suggested here. I tried to add a page of text to the page after the cover including the ISBN and the copyright notice. I pasted it in but it came out in 24 point font size. I can’t figure out how to change the text size. I put it in Edit mode and can’t find the link for font size. I’m seeing six pages of text rather than one page.
     
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    Select the text and then using the Paint brush icon. You can either change the size of the selected text, or choose one of the existing styles. Body is the normal choice.

    Note: Even without selecting text, changing the style will normally change the font/size/ect for whatever paragraph the cursor is in.

    Here is the online Pages User Guide: Pages User Guide for iPad

    And here is the free iBooks version: ‎Pages User Guide for iPad

    There are way too many options for me to go through them all here. But, when choosing a large project it is generally better to choose or adjust the styles to ones you like and then use them consistently. If you randomly change text and font’s through the document things can quickly become unmanageable when you need to make changes later.

    Also, the auto table of contents feature uses the Title styles to generate the table. So a little planning can help a lot in the end.

    I would make a small trial book and play around until I was confident I had what I wanted before tackling the larger project. Probably should have said that when I mentioned the possibility of using Pages for books earlier.
     
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    Thank you The book is done with 33 chapters and the prologue
     
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    The have another issue with Pages. I’m trying to upload my book to the KDP site to sell it. The file is in Pages but they don’t allow the file to upload from there. I don’t know how to save it in another app. I can copy it but I don’t know where to save it. Documents isn’t accessible for upload and the files that I see are in an unknown place that I cannot access.

    iCloud Drive is the location to upload files. Just figured it out. So how do I save the book in Pages to iCloud Drive?
     
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    By default Pages saves it’s documents either in iCloud Drive or on the iPad locally, in a folder named Pages. You can choose where Pages saves it’s documents by default in Settings > Pages > Document Storage.

    All of these choices are accessible in the Files app by backing up to the top level in the file browser when uploading. Make sure you choose the Browse choice/mode when the the file picker shows up. Keep hitting the back arrow at the top left corner until it goes away. You should see iCloud Drive, On This iPad, and a few other choices (depending on what other apps and service you have installed).

    You can also choose to move the file to other folders in the Pages app. When viewing files in Pages, choose Select, Select the app, then use the Move button at the bottom of the screen. You will get a file browsing view similar to the Files app. Just navigate to where you want the file moved and save/move it.

    Not all destinations will actually move the file. In the case of some app destinations the file may actually be copied/duplicated to that app’s folder.

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    Thank you. I saved my book in ePub format and uploaded it. Saved it and it is 469 kB . Tried to upload the manuscript to KDP for printing and it says that only five pages are in the book. The size is correct but it errs. Either those pages are in 100 point font or something is wrong!
     
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    No experience with the KDP site, so I can’t say.

    However, you can read the ePub you made in the iBooks app. That should let you know if there was a problem exporting it.

    Typically the font size in an ePub is unimportant (if it is even specified). Very few ebook apps use the book’s fonts. They use the fonts the reader has set in the reading app.
     
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    I saved my book as .docx and it still says that just five pages are in the book. 469 kB and I used Chrome instead of Safari as suggested.
     
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    Ouch. No ideas. Just sympathy.

    You have checked the exported book in iBooks and Word, yes?
     

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