#MayThe4thBeWithYou - Pages opening crawl!

Hey folks,

I'm sure most of you will be familiar with this but any time I use Presenter Mode in Pages it reminds me of the Star Wars crawl (and often when learners see it for the first time they say the same!). We use this a lot as a teleprompter but think how easy it would be for learners to use Presenter Mode in conjunction with Screen Record to make their own crawls for films they are making in the classroom (space opera of otherwise)! Lots of fun to be had and a great option for presenting information or building the exposition for a narrative arc.

Fun fact: did you know that George Lucas was forced to change the original draft of the opening crawl to A New Hope after producers and critics said it was too wordy? #Maythe4thBeWithYou


iPad screen in Presenter Mode in Pages showing an opening crawl with yellow text on a black background.

How to:

1 .Type your crawl text into Pages and change the font formatting to your desired look. When you're happy tap the ellipsis (...)

Screenshot of iPad screen with bubble around the ellipsis icon.

2. Tap on Presenter Mode.


Screenshot of iPad screen with bubble around Presenter Mode option.
3. Use the presenter mode controls to change the display and auto-scroll speed. Then simply tap on the text to start the crawl!


Screenshot of iPad with the Presenter Mode controls showing.

2 replies

May 04, 2023

So fun (and helpful!). Thanks for the steps!

May 04, 2023

Hey Cheryl, I was my first thought when I woke up this morning! So much fun to be had!

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