This two-day, hands-on course introduces students to the key features and basic interface of iWork ’09. iWork ’09 is a suite of productivity tools that includes Pages for producing professional looking documents, Numbers for creating spreadsheets, tables and charts, and Keynote for developing high-quality presentations.
In this course, you will learn how to work with writing and graphics tools to create beautiful documents. You will find out how to effortlessly create stunning presentations, complete with Apple-designed themes, cinema-quality animations, and voice over narration.
You will create compelling spreadsheets for everything from family budgets and event planning to invoices and complex financial reports. And all three applications give you import and export compatibility with Microsoft Office applications.
This class is designed for anyone who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore the functionality of the iWork ’09 applications. This course prepares students to pass the Apple Certified Associate, iWork ’09 exam.
The following areas would be advantageous but are not essential:
Basic knowledge of the Mac OS
Day 1: Creating a Basic Presentation: Launching Keynote, Choosing a Theme and Slide Size, Selecting a Master Slide, Outlining the Presentation, Working with the Format Bar, Working with the Inspector, Formatting Text on a Slide, Customizing a Slide Layout, Copying Styles Between Slides, Cleaning Up the Slides, Adding a Table, and Fixing Spelling Errors
Adding Media to Your Presentation: Accessing Media Files, Working with Still Photos in iPhoto, Adding Photos to Slides, Adding Audio to a Slideshow, Using Video in a Slideshow, and Keeping Media with Your Presentation
Animating and Viewing Your Presentation: Creating Builds to Reveal Text, Creating a Sequence Build to Reveal a Table, Creating Interleaved Builds, Creating a Smart Build, Watching the Presentation, Creating Transitions Between Slides, Indexing Your Presentation with Spotlight, Configuring Preferences for Smooth Playback, Running Your Presentation, Pausing and Resuming a Slideshow, and Troubleshooting Your Presentation
Converting a PowerPoint Presentation: Importing a PowerPoint Presentation, Animating the Title Slide, Cleaning Up a Chart, Enhancing a Chart, Animating a Chart, Enhancing a Table, Animating a Bar Chart, Animating a Pie Chart, Changing the Style of the Chart, Adding Content from a Word Document, Adding Comments to a Presentation, Rehearsing the Presentation and Creating a Self-Running Slideshow
Working with Themes, Graphics and Hyperlinks:Preparing a Custom Theme, Creating a Background and Formatting Text, Creating a Photo Cutout with Photoshop and Keynote, Saving and Sharing Themes, Applying a Custom Theme, Adding Transparency to Artwork, Masking Photos and Shapes, Embedding a Web Page, Embedding and Formatting a QuickTime Movie, Adding Hyperlinks and Navigation, Running a Presentation as a Kiosk, and Exporting to CD-ROM
Publishing and Giving Your Presentation: Reviewing a Presentation with Light Table View, Adding and Printing Presenter Notes, Printing Handouts, Exporting to QuickTime, Exporting to PowerPoint, Exporting to PDF, Exporting Images, Exporting to Flash, Exporting to HTML, Exporting to an iPod, Sending to iDVD, Sending to iWeb, Creating an Enhanced Audio Podcast with Garageband, Sending to YouTube and Giving Your Presentation with a Laptop
Day 2: Word Processing: Launching Pages, Choosing a Template, Replacing Placeholder Text, Formatting Text and Lists with Styles, Adding Graphics to a Document, Adjusting Margins in a Document, Proofreading a Document, Using Change Tracking, Using Comments, Creating Addressed Envelopes and Adding a Table of Contents
Creating a Newsletter: Choosing a Newsletter Template, Working with a Template, Replacing Placeholder Text, Editing Image Placeholders, Cropping Images Using Masks, Customizing Colors, Laying Out More Pages, Inserting a Page into a Layout, Completing the Layout, and Exporting to PDF
Creating a Marketing Package: Assembling Project Assets, Creating a Poster, Creating a Postcard, and Creating a One-Sheet
Creating a Spreadsheet: Launching Numbers, Choosing a Template, Organizing Information, Building the Spreadsheet, Formatting the Table, Using Formulas and Functions, Adding Media, Printing Your Spreadsheet, Exporting Your Spreadsheet and Using Templates
Creating an Event Planner: Choosing a Template, Adding Media to a Spreadsheet, Transferring Address Book Contacts to a Spreadsheet, Editing Data in a Table, Sorting Data in a Table, using Checkboxes, Stepper and Sliders, Modifying and Saving Table Styles and Publishing with iWeb
Creating a Script, Storyboard, Budget and Presentation: Saving a Template for a Video Script in Pages, Prepare a Budget with Numbers, Creating a Storyboard Presentation, Moving a Chart from Numbers to Keynote, Publishing a Presentation to MobileMe, and Creating a Storyboard Handout