When you first open your Pages template, you might find some instructions to start by editing something called the Master Pages. If you don't, then you can skip this section.
Note: In the latest Pages updates, Master Pages has been changed to Page Templates. I will be updating the guide to reflect this.
In some templates, I designed certain elements, like your name, graphics, photo, and contact info to repeat on every page. This way you only have to edit them once (hooray!). The stuff that repeats on every page is found inside the Master Pages (now known as Page Template).
When you edit a Master Page, any changes you make are applied to all pages that use that master.
To edit a Master Page:
That's it. Now your changes will reflect on all pages.
I've included pre-made paragraph styles to make it easy to customize colors and fonts throughout the entire document.
To do this, change a heading or paragraph to your desired color. In the sidebar under Text you will find a drop-down with all the paragraph styles. If you click the Update button, all headings in the document with that paragraph style will update to your new color.
If your resume includes a photo, here's how you can add yours:
If you do these steps in the Master Page, the photo will get added to all pages automatically (View > Edit Master Pages).
Some resume designs include the option to add book covers. First, save your desired book cover images on your computer.
Click on the book cover shape in Pages. Go to the Style Panel in the right column. Click the Fill dropdown and select Advanced Image Fill. Browse for your book cover image. Choose Scale to Fit. Make sure the Fill color opacity is set to 0% and the overall opacity setting at the bottom is 100%.
The method below will give you the most control for exporting:
If you'd like to have non-sequential pages in your PDF (e.g. pages 1 & 3) there is a bit of a workaround for Pages.
Now your PDF is all set with only the pages you want to include.
Here's a quick video of this process:
You'll want to install the free fonts in the Fonts Guide provided before opening your template. If you don't install the fonts in the guide first, your computer will use default fonts instead, and your document won't look so great.
Once you've installed the (free) fonts in the guide, your resume should look just like the original design.
If you want your LinkedIn URL to look like this: www.linkedin.com/in/yourname head here to do just that.
PDF is the best way to go. It will preserve the appearance of the file, including all of the carefully curated fonts.
Turn on the thumbnail view (View > Page Thumbnails). Right-click on the thumbnail you wish to delete and choose Delete.
Alternatively, when you export your final file to PDF, you can specify your desired range of pages. Look under the Saving as a PDF headline above for a how-to.
Most home printers don't support printing to the edge of the paper (borderless printing), and those that do often limit it to paper sizes smaller than US Letter. Your best bet is to take your PDF to a print shop, have them print it on larger paper and trim it down so that the color ‘bleeds’ to the edges. Most employers like to have a digital copy of your resume these days, so check if emailing a PDF is possible instead.