On my iPad I have been struggling to take a long list of dates, created in Numbers, and copying it to Pages as text. Apparently, in Pages, it cannot be done unless you use a Mac. I am sure there are many alternative solutions, unknown to me, but eventually I succeeded using the standard Notes app. Starting with the table in Numbers, copy the table. Start the Notes app and paste into a new Note page. Select the pasted table and click the table icon on the keypad. Select Convert to Text. Copy the text and then paste into Pages. Long-winded, I know, but it solved my problem and may help others.