Sir Apfelot Blog

19 July 2022

macOS Tip: Find and replace text in Word and Pages

Many of you probably know that you can start a full-text search on the Apple Mac, iMac and MacBook in certain apps with the command key and F (⌘+F) as a key combination. But how can you find the text […]
18 February 2022

Apple's Word Processor: What is Pages?

One of the core tasks that office software is designed to make easier is word processing. On the computer, a lot revolves around text and its design: writing letters, designing forms, making lists, designing flyers, publishing memos and the like. Who Microsoft […]
29 December 2020

Mac Instructions: Editing Word and Pages Dictionaries

Accidentally added a misspelled word to the Microsoft Word or Apple Pages dictionary? Do you want to delete the wrong entry so that the spelling is displayed as incorrect again, i.e. underlined in red? [...]
23 November 2020

Copy formatting: Copy the text format in Word and Pages

I work on the Apple MacBook Pro sometimes with Microsoft Word, sometimes with Apple Pages, depending on the project. Both have useful functions for dealing with text - if you can find them. If you […]
13 July 2020

Pages, Numbers and Keynote: Start the week with updated iWork apps

At the end of last week, Apple updated three of its iWork apps: Pages, Numbers and Keynote. There were adjustments not only to the macOS versions for the Mac, but also to the iOS and iPadOS versions for [...]
21 April 2020
Simply write letters with EasyLetter

EasyLetter - write letters with a clean layout in seconds

I actually don't need Felix Brix's EasyLetter Mac app because I've been writing my correspondence with Adobe InDesign for a good 10 years. I know that kind of shot at sparrows with cannons, but I have [...]
12 November 2017
With Pages from Apple, every text document can also be protected with a password. Since Pages runs on iCloud, it works on a Mac as well as an iPad or iPhone.

Reader question: protect text file under macOS with a password

Today a reader asked me if there was a way to protect a text on the iPad or under macOS (on his MacBook) from strangers' eyes. It doesn't have to be a high security standard and also [...]
19 September 2017

Open Docx and Doc files on a Mac

If you want to open a Docx (.docx) or a Doc (.doc) file on the Mac, you have various options - in addition to Microsoft Word, you can also use Apple's own Pages program and the free Word alternatives [...]
22 January 2016
Screenshot: Pages template with header

Reader Question: Recurring Header and Letterhead in Apple Pages

Question: Hey Sir Apfelot, I'm currently working for a scheduling department with Pages. With every new page I have to have a certain head with 2 logos on the left and right and a small text in the middle. [...]
23 August 2013
iWork on iCloud

Pages, Number and Keynote are now in the cloud

You can still find the symbols of Pages, Numbers and Keynote with a thick yellow "BETA" banderole, but at least all [iCloud users-> icloud] can now try out this web software. This free Office Light version from Apple should work with the [...]