Of course this post is now out of date because iWork for 2013 was published. It borked a bunch of things so I should rewrite this stuff soon...November 24, 2013
Here’s a little tip that I use on the daily basis. It’s one of those “set it and forget it” tips. Use the style drawer in Pages.
If you’re like me then you are going to format a fair share of documents. Many of those documents are going to use the same style guide. The style drawer allows you to define paragraph, character and bullet styles so that with one click (or function keyboard shortcut) you can apply a style to your document.
In the long run it saves you time from selecting and going through the tools window getting each section like you want. BONUS: if you make a change to one of the styles you can right click and select, “Redifine style from Selection” and it changes the style document wide. Neat feature.