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Launching Numbers and exploring templates

Launching Numbers and exploring templates provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by… Show More

Numbers '09 Essential Training

with David Rivers

Video: Launching Numbers and exploring templates

Launching Numbers and exploring templates provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by David Rivers as part of the Numbers '09 Essential Training
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  1. 1m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 12s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 7m 17s
    1. Launching Numbers and exploring templates
      2m 24s
    2. Exploring the user interface
      2m 45s
    3. Customizing the user interface
      2m 8s
  3. 15m 36s
    1. Creating and opening spreadsheets
      1m 12s
    2. Importing spreadsheets
      1m 48s
    3. Saving and exporting spreadsheets
      2m 39s
    4. Working with sheets
      3m 0s
    5. Laying out sheets
      3m 7s
    6. Headers, footers, and page numbering
      3m 50s
  4. 48m 45s
    1. Adding tables
      2m 43s
    2. Modifying tables
      2m 39s
    3. Working with content in table cells
      4m 56s
    4. Using controls
      5m 0s
    5. Working with rows and columns
      4m 59s
    6. Table headers and footers
      5m 24s
    7. Auto-filling table cells
      3m 50s
    8. Working with table cells
      3m 17s
    9. Using table categories
      4m 19s
    10. Reorganizing table data
      3m 7s
    11. Defining reusable tables
      3m 38s
    12. Copying tables
      2m 49s
    13. Using Address Book data
      2m 4s
  5. 14m 5s
    1. Using table styles
      2m 4s
    2. Overriding table styles
      1m 51s
    3. Redefining a table's style
      2m 31s
    4. Copying and pasting table styles
      2m 46s
    5. Creating, renaming, and deleting table styles
      3m 41s
    6. Using the default table style
      1m 12s
  6. 18m 24s
    1. Using formulas
      3m 47s
    2. Using the Formula bar and Formula Editor
      3m 52s
    3. Using cell references
      3m 25s
    4. Using functions
      4m 15s
    5. Using Formula List view
      3m 5s
  7. 32m 48s
    1. Adding a chart
      2m 42s
    2. Creating a mixed chart
      2m 33s
    3. Modifying chart data
      2m 23s
    4. Adding data to a chart from multiple tables
      2m 20s
    5. Changing a chart from one type to another
      2m 19s
    6. Formatting general chart attributes
      4m 56s
    7. Using trend lines and error bars
      5m 21s
    8. Creating a two-axis chart with different value scales
      2m 34s
    9. Formatting 3D charts
      5m 15s
    10. Linking charts to Pages and Keynote
      2m 25s
  8. 32m 56s
    1. Adding, removing, and selecting text
      3m 24s
    2. Formatting text
      4m 11s
    3. Formatting numbers
      6m 53s
    4. Conditional formatting
      3m 28s
    5. Using special characters
      3m 57s
    6. Using hyperlinks
      2m 33s
    7. Checking spelling
      4m 58s
    8. Find and Replace
      3m 32s
  9. 37m 25s
    1. Using text boxes
      5m 9s
    2. Copying text to a text box
      2m 26s
    3. Paragraph formatting
      3m 14s
    4. Creating bulleted and numbered lists
      3m 50s
    5. Working with shapes
      4m 29s
    6. Adding and adjusting images
      2m 46s
    7. Masking objects
      3m 50s
    8. Using Instant Alpha
      2m 0s
    9. Inserting media files
      3m 37s
    10. Aligning and layering objects
      6m 4s
  10. 11m 46s
    1. Printing a sheet
      4m 8s
    2. Password-protecting and emailing spreadsheets
      3m 36s
    3. Sharing spreadsheets with
      4m 2s
  11. 12m 37s
    1. Designing a template
      5m 26s
    2. Creating initial spreadsheet content
      2m 54s
    3. Creating media placeholders
      2m 33s
    4. Saving a custom template
      1m 44s
  12. 18s
    1. Goodbye

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Launching Numbers and exploring templates
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Launching Numbers and exploring templates provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by David Rivers as part of the Numbers '09 Essential Training

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Numbers offers intuitive organization features, allowing users to focus more on analysis and presentation. In Numbers '09 Essential Training, David Rivers explores the important features of this spreadsheet application and introduces the new tools for formula development and charting. He walks through the new functionality of charts, tables, and templates, and shows how to make spreadsheets effective and eye-catching. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Exploring and customizing the user interface
  • Creating, importing, and laying out spreadsheets
  • Working with, modifying, and reusing tables
  • Using the Formula bar and Formula Editor
  • Formatting chart attributes in 2D and 3D
  • Inserting media files and manipulating objects in a spreadsheet
  • Sharing spreadsheets via print, email, and

Launching Numbers and exploring templates

When we are ready to create a new spreadsheet using Numbers '09, our first step will be to launch the application and there are few different ways to do this. For example, in Finder, you can access all of the iWork '09 applications including Numbers '09 from the Go menu. You can also type Numbers into the Spotlight search field to locate the application quickly, but during the iWork '09 installation process, the Numbers '09 icon is placed on the dock for you. One click will launch the application making this the fastest and easiest way to get started.

If it's your first time using Numbers '09, you'll be greeted by the Welcome to Numbers window. Here you can access Video Tutorials and Hands-on Help. You can bypass this window by clicking the Close button, but if you don't wish to see this window each time you launch Numbers '09, deselect the checkbox next to Show this window. When you click Close, you'll then be greeted by the Template Chooser. Numbers displays this window to help you get started. Now Chapter 11 in this title is dedicated to working with templates, but let's get a brief overview now of our Template Chooser.

Templates contain predefined sheets, tables, formulas and other elements that help you get started and Numbers provides a wide variety of templates and as you can see, they are organized in two different categories. As you select a category, you'll see thumbnail representations for each of the templates available under that category. As you move your mouse pointer across these thumbnails, you'll see additional sheets that can be created using the selected template. If you wish to increase or decrease the size of these thumbnails, use the thumbnail slider at the bottom of this window. Drag the button to the right to increase the size of the thumbnails, drag it to the left to decrease the size.

Now we can also open recently used or existing files from the Template Chooser. But let's say we need to create a brand new spreadsheet to help us track the various tasks and cost of a home improvement project. In this case, we might select the Personal category. As we scroll through the various thumbnails, we'll find one for Home Improvement. One click will select the thumbnail. Now to get started, click the Choose button. This creates a brand new spreadsheet using the selected template. We are now well on our way.

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