Pages 4.3 was the last good version of Pages (iWork). You can select non-contiguous text by holding down the command key. Do you know exactly how you can do it in TextEdit or even Stickies? Makes office work a lot easier.
Anyway, is there a way to get this software to work on Apple Silicon? I’m willing to emulate or virtualize older versions of macOS (I think the last one to support Pages 4.3 is Mojave, 10.14). I just need a way to run this software as Apple CBA wanted to add back features that were removed years ago.