3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2013 10:34 AM by PeterBreis0807
dbpraise Level 1 (0 points)

I have come from a PC using Publisher for a weekly newsletter and am trying to use Pages to accomplish the same thing.  i want to change the color scheme from week to week and have not found a way to accomplish this.


I am currently using Word for Mac for this, but I would like to move over to Pages.  I'm playing with it some, but can't seem to find a way to change the color of the publication from week to week.  To change to another template all together would cause me to have to reinvent the wheel each and every week, and I'm not willing to do that.


Adobe Illustrator is an option, but it looks mighty complicated to set it up...  And I've balked at the price tag.


Any suggestions?

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  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 (29,960 points)

    What you would have to do to change the scheme would depend on what you did to achieve the scheme in the first place. Also, I wonder if the scheme options need to be infinite, or if you would cycle through a preset  bunch of predesigned setups.



  • VikingOSX Level 6 (15,676 points)

    Pages allows you to import styles, or copy/paste styles from another open document. Do you believe it is possible to create sufficient variety in external Pages (or MS Word) color schemed documents, that you can import the look you want based on your external document choice? Pages also allows you to size and position images as media placeholders so you can drop an image onto the document and it will resize to fit the placeholder settings.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 (34,572 points)

    Pages does not have Themes like Word.


    There might be other ways to achieve what you want by swapping master objects and changing colors of Styles. A bit more work but not horrendously more.


    You can name color swatches in the Color Picker so you could set up a set of colors there then update styles and objects systematically using those swatches.


    Illustrator would be an extremely poor choice for a Newsletter.


    Have a look at the new Swift Publisher 3 in the App Store, currently 30% off. They have added some very good tools that have brought it into a much more Pro usable form. Including many key features that Pages lacks.