How to Print / Draw in Apple Pages

Even though Apple Pages is comparable to other word processors, its features and instructions are unique to the Mac. Six distinct sorts of lines are included in Pages, and each one may be customized to adjust its thickness, and color or add drop shadows to allow you to draw how you like on the document. how-to-print-draw-in-apple-pages

How to Print / Draw in Apple Pages

Drawing in Apple Pages is easier if you have an apple pen. However, the software is still designed for users to be able to draw creatively even without the pencil device by using a finger or a mouse.

  • Step 1: Click the shape button.

    The shape button is located on the toolbar. After locating the shape button, choose the pen tool. You may also adjust the points according to how thick you want your pen to look.

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  • Step 2: Start drawing on the page.

    Adding more points is as simple as dragging the cursor and clicking to do so. To construct a curved section, click, drag, and then click again. Select the part you just generated, then press the delete key on your keyboard to remove it.

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  • Step 3: Complete your drawing

    To finish the form of your drawing, either click the first point to close it (add a solid line between the last and first points) or hit the Esc (Escape) key to keep it open (no line between the last and first points).

  • Step 4: Modify the shape

    To change the form’s points or line outlines, hit the shape to select it, then pick Format > Shapes and Lines > Make Editable (from the Format menu at the top of your screen).

How to Print Your Document

You can use any printer that you have installed on your Mac in order to print a document. In addition to that, you have the option of setting the document’s default printer, paper size, and orientation.

  • Step 1: Open the document.

    After opening the document, select “File” > “Print” from the menu bar (from the File menu at the top of the screen).

  • Step 2: Select a printer.

    If there are no printers in the Printer pop-up menu, select either Nearby Printers or Add printer, then select an accessible printer.

  • Step 3: Choose print options

    Specify the number of copies, orientation, print range, or print page background. You can also print annotations and comments on the page by clicking Show Details, then selecting Pages from the pop-up menu below the page range. For comments or smart annotations, click the appropriate option.

  • Step 4: Print

    The question mark button at the bottom of the print window provides further information about printing on your Mac. The capabilities built into your printer and the operating system on your Mac handle the vast majority of printing tasks.

FAQs

How do you draw with a different stroke size on Apple Pages?

Double-tap on one of the drawing tools to change the stroke size and the opacity.

How do you draw with a different color on your iPhone?

Tap the colored circle at the bottom of the Colors screen on your iPhone, then select a pre-set color from the drop-down menu.

How do you resize your drawing?

Using your finger, tap the drawing and then drag the handles of the box to modify the drawing size.

How do you preview individual pages before printing on Apple Pages?

You can preview individual pages by clicking on the arrows located at the bottom of the document.

What to do if documents won’t print?

Consult the user manual that comes with your printer if you have problems printing or the color is off.