This two-day, hands-on course introduces students to the key features and basic interface of iWork. iWork 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 voiceover 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.
Who Should Attend?
This class is designed for anyone who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore the functionality of the iWork applications.
This course prepares students to pass the Apple Certified Associate, iWork exam. The exam fee is already included in the cost of the class, a $65 value.
The official Apple Training Series book is included in the cost of the class.
What You Will Learn
• Organizing and editing pictures in iPhoto
• Creating presentations with themes, graphic, media and hyperlinks
• Animating presentations
• Exporting presentations
• Creating a newsletter from a template
• Creating a spreadsheet with formulas and functions
• Converting a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to Numbers
Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:
• Basic knowledge of Mac OS X
Course Outline - Day 1
Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.
Lesson 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
Lesson 2: 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
Lesson 3: 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
Lesson 4: 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
Lesson 5: 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
Lesson 6: 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
Course Outline - Day 2
Lesson 7: 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
Lesson 8: 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
Lesson 9: Creating a Marketing Package
Assembling Project Assets, Creating a Poster, Creating a Postcard, and Creating a One-Sheet
Lesson 10: 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
Lesson 11: 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
Lesson 12: 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