Work for Mac comprises tools such as Pages, Numbers, and Keynote and works just like Microsoft Office for Apple devices. Though it is not as popular as Office, it works well on Apple devices. If you’re familiar with iWork office suite then it’s time to level-up. Learning hacks to make working with iWork Fun will not only enhance the productivity but also will make working easier.
In this post, we have listed some of the advanced hacks and tricks to make you work easier on Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
1. Modify Autocorrect Settings
Autocorrect feature is an amazing way to write a content without any mistakes but it can be irritating as well. It could hamper your typing speed as it would modify things according to its own default dictionary. You can customize Autocorrect settings: Navigate to System Preferences->Keyboard-> Text. It will be applied all over macOS. However, you can overrule these settings for every iWork app such as Pages, Keynote & Numbers. To do that, you can go to Preferences->Auto-Correction. Moreover, you can make a custom list for replacing text.
2. Use Styles To Change The Look & Feel Of Objects:
iWork apps consist of combinations of shapes, fonts, colors, and more to change how the objects look. All these styles stay hidden in Format Inspector. The options available depend on the object for which you want to change a style.
You will see a Style tab for media, text boxes, and shapes. Table styles and Chart styles will display under Table tab and Chart tab respectively.
To use a style, select the object you want to a makeover of and choose the preset styles
3. Create Your Own Styles
iWork apps such as Numbers, Pages, and Keynote, you can create Styles as you go. To add new, choose any object whose style you want to save and then click Format->Advanced->Create Style.
If you want to add character, paragraph and list styles, you need to locate it at the different place. You will get it to the top-right corner of the style list. You can also copy and paste custom styles from one document into another document. For that, you need to select the object whose style you want to copy and click Format->Copy Style. Now click Format-> Paste Style option in the document where you want to proliferate the style.
4. Add Hyperlinks
If you want to add a hyperlink, select the text to which you want to add a link. Go to Format-> Add link menu. You can also right-click on the word and enter the link that you want to get redirected to.
5. Compress Files
If you add movies and photos into iWork document, the file size will increase. As when you add objects to the file, it stores the media in original size and resolution. To compress it, Click File->Advanced-> Reduce File Size. Now, you get a message box which will tell how much size of the file will be reduced. Click Reduce button to initiate the process.
6. Modify Language and Region Settings
You can change language and region preferences for each document of iWork. This will impact the way your document shows dates, numerical values, currencies and more.
To do the changes, click File->Advanced-> Language & Region. You can also change system settings, System Preferences->Language & Region.
Note: it will not make any changes to the existing data but the new data entered will be displayed with the changed format.
7. Arrange Tools In A Single Click
Format inspector includes Arrange tab which allows you to change the position of objects with accuracy. It can be monotonous while you switch from one tab to another. If you want to make it easier, you need to arrange tools in an organized manner. Click View-> Show Arrange Tools. So in this way, you can also arrange Colors and Adjust Image tools. For that, you need to. click View->Show option
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8. Lock Objects
If you don’t want to lose important content and objects while editing, you can lock them. To do so, go to Arrange-> Lock Option. You can lock one or more objects at a time to ensure that you don’t lose your important content. If you wish to unlock the object as you want to move or edit it, click Arrange > Unlock.
9. Group Objects
While working on a document, you want to apply a certain style a group objects and treat them as a single item. To group objects, click Arrange ->Group. If you want to edit the group items individually, you can ungroup them by clicking Arrange->Ungroup.
10. Access View Options
View toolbar can be found at left-hand side corner. The toolbar consists of rulers, find & replace, rulers and more. Moreover, you can get special functions as well depending on which iWork app you are working on.
So, these are the few hacks that can be used to make it easy working on iWork apps. Try them and let us know if it helped.