Pages, Numbers, Keynote

3 days

Course Description

In this three-day hands-on course, students become familiar with the key features and functionality of Pages, Numbers and Keynote. Students work with real-world content and scenarios to learn practical approaches to creating documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

Who Should Attend

This class is designed for anyone who wants to create professional-quality documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

What You'll Learn

  • How to create engaging, informative documents that convey information clearly through the effective presentation of content, including rich media

  • How to store, analyze, and present data in an informative and interactive format using formulas, charts and graphs, and rich media

  • How to create influential presentations that incorporate photographs, diagrams, animations, and other rich media to connect with and engage the intended audience


Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation.

Course Outline

Day 1

Getting Started

  • Learning methodology
  • Understanding course structure
  • System requirements
  • Downloading and installing lesson files
  • Additional resources

Discovering Common Features

  • Before you start
  • Opening Pages, Numbers, and Keynote
  • Swapping between open applications
  • Choosing themes
  • Editing text in Pages
  • Customizing your workspace
  • Repeating image styles
  • Reverting documents
  • Distributing your work
  • Working with tables
  • Illustrating data using charts
  • Adding comments
  • Adding photos
  • Adjusting layouts
  • Trimming a movie clip
  • Securing your files

Approaches to Word Processing

  • Creating a new document using a template
  • Customizing page design
  • Creating and applying styles
  • Saving styles for bullets and lists
  • Making a table of contents
  • Managing headers and footers
  • Changing the page order
  • Keeping headers with the following paragraph
  • Saving to Microsoft Word and PDF formats
  • Opening and editing a Word document
  • Tabulating text

Working with Charts and Data

  • Opening a Pages ’09 document
  • Using a table to add data
  • Formatting tables
  • Creating list structures
  • Presenting data using charts
  • Creating chart styles
  • Using footnotes and endnotes
  • Checking a document for errors

Designing a Brochure

  • Changing to page layout
  • Making a logotype
  • Changing page order
  • Enhancing images
  • Creating shape styles
  • Formatting table styles
  • Preparing for print
  • Taking part in a document review

Building Promotional Materials

  • Creating business cards
  • Making posters
  • Starting with a blank canvas
  • Defining placeholder images
  • Defining placeholder text
  • Saving designs as templates

Creating Rich Media ePubs

  • Preparing a document for ePub
  • Working with inline graphics
  • Creating character styles
  • Adding movies to Pages
  • Adding audio to Pages
  • Exporting to ePub
  • Previewing in iBooks

Day 2

Organizing Data Using Numbers

  • Assessing templates
  • Working with sheets
  • Making a budget sheet
  • Adding calculations
  • Working with multiple tables
  • Printing from Numbers

Making Interactive Spreadsheets

  • Opening and upgrading a Numbers ’09 document
  • Opening and editing an Excel workbook
  • Formatting tables
  • Referencing data
  • Evaluating data formats
  • Adding conditional highlighting
  • Using password protection

Making Customized Calculators

  • Understanding relative and absolute cell referencing
  • Concatenating cells
  • Sorting tables
  • Filtering tables
  • Making a pricing calculator

Illustrating Data Using Charts

  • Opening a CSV file
  • Creating a stacked bar chart Making a mixed chart
  • Using interactive chart types
  • Showing a margin of error
  • Building a scatter chart
  • Saving a template

Outlining a Presentation

  • Creating a presentation
  • Customizing your workspace
  • Adding slides
  • Opening a PowerPoint presentation in Keynote
  • Recording and deleting slides
  • Working in outline view
  • Adding slide transitions
  • Using builds
  • Applying themes

Making Media-Rich Presentations

  • Making a slide background
  • Updating a paragraph style
  • Creating new slides by dragging files
  • Reordering slides using the light table
  • Using transitions to create moods
  • Adding an audio soundtrack
  • Controlling a presentation with builds
  • Layering objects with master slides
  • Build animations using actions

Developing a Custom Theme

  • Selecting master slides
  • Updating paragraph styles
  • Modifying image placeholders
  • Placing objects on master slides
  • Saving themes

Rehearsing and Delivering a Presentation

  • Playing a slideshow
  • Rehearsing a slideshow
  • Using an iOS device as a remote control
  • Recording a narrated, self-playing presentation
  • Creating a self-playing slideshow
  • Designing a presentation with links
  • Making Keynote handouts
  • Performing presentation preflight checks

Day 3

Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iOS

  • Signing in to iCloud
  • Managing Pages documents in iOS
  • Formatting documents
  • Working with tables
  • Using Keynote for iOS
  • Adding photos and video
  • Setting a document password

Moving Between iOS, iCloud, and OS X

  • Opening an iOS document on your Mac
  • Moving a Mac document to iCoud Drive
  • Editing Pages without an Apple device
  • Using Numbers forms on iOS
  • Tidying up