Pages '09 Essential Training
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Customizing the user interface


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Pages '09 Essential Training

with David Rivers

Video: Customizing the user interface

In Pages '09 you have full control over the look and feel of your work environment. Let's use this document called the Collin Family to explore different ways you can customize your user interface. We will begin with the View menu. Click View to display options that can be shown or hidden on your user interface. For example if you rarely use the tool bar you may choose to hide it. Click Hide Toolbar near the bottom of this menu and the toolbar is hidden from view. To bring it back click View again and this time select Show Toolbar.
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  1. 2m 36s
    1. Welcome
      1m 8s
    2. Using the exercise files
      52s
    3. SFWordProcessing plug-in error
      36s
  2. 11m 18s
    1. Launching Pages and the Template Chooser
      3m 13s
    2. Reviewing the user interface
      2m 57s
    3. Customizing the user interface
      2m 20s
    4. Viewing documents
      2m 48s
  3. 17m 35s
    1. Setting up documents
      2m 56s
    2. Adding and arranging pages
      4m 47s
    3. Navigating documents
      4m 55s
    4. Viewing and adding document info
      2m 18s
    5. Saving documents
      2m 39s
  4. 45m 1s
    1. Selecting text
      2m 41s
    2. Character formatting with fonts
      4m 11s
    3. Character formatting with the Fonts panel
      5m 53s
    4. Character spacing and baseline adjustments
      3m 53s
    5. Formatting paragraphs
      6m 57s
    6. Using hyphenation and ligatures
      3m 46s
    7. Working with tabs
      5m 44s
    8. Creating a bulleted list
      4m 46s
    9. Creating a numbered list
      3m 31s
    10. Using the Outline view
      3m 39s
  5. 25m 13s
    1. Using special characters
      4m 34s
    2. Inserting equations with MathType 6.0
      1m 55s
    3. Inserting document file names
      2m 22s
    4. Searching documents
      5m 30s
    5. Checking spelling
      5m 22s
    6. Auto-correction preferences
      5m 30s
  6. 13m 23s
    1. Understanding styles
      1m 29s
    2. Applying styles
      3m 25s
    3. Overriding styles
      2m 44s
    4. Creating styles
      3m 35s
    5. Importing styles
      2m 10s
  7. 34m 8s
    1. Using pagination and breaks
      2m 11s
    2. Working with headers and footers
      4m 33s
    3. Adding page numbers
      5m 3s
    4. Inserting date fields
      2m 45s
    5. Working with columns
      3m 25s
    6. Working with sections
      6m 32s
    7. Adding footnotes and endnotes
      2m 48s
    8. Creating a table of contents
      3m 8s
    9. Creating bibliographies with EndNote
      3m 43s
  8. 14m 54s
    1. Accessing template layouts
      4m 15s
    2. Working with template parts
      3m 47s
    3. Replacing text and images
      2m 56s
    4. Saving a modified template
      3m 56s
  9. 43m 23s
    1. Using text boxes
      5m 32s
    2. Linking text boxes
      4m 16s
    3. Placing objects and wrapping text
      4m 16s
    4. Working with images
      5m 42s
    5. Working with shapes
      6m 3s
    6. Using Instant Alpha
      2m 55s
    7. Adjusting images
      4m 0s
    8. Creating master objects
      3m 57s
    9. Adding audio and video
      6m 42s
  10. 19m 30s
    1. Inserting tables
      2m 57s
    2. Working with cell data
      4m 31s
    3. Working with rows and columns
      3m 47s
    4. Formatting tables
      5m 12s
    5. Using table calculations
      3m 3s
  11. 15m 0s
    1. Inserting a chart
      3m 25s
    2. Entering chart data
      3m 6s
    3. Formatting charts
      3m 45s
    4. Importing chart data
      2m 0s
    5. Importing a chart from Numbers
      2m 44s
  12. 21m 17s
    1. Printing
      5m 19s
    2. Exporting to other formats
      4m 0s
    3. Working with Microsoft Word files
      2m 26s
    4. Collaborating on documents
      4m 51s
    5. Sending documents by email
      1m 0s
    6. Sharing documents with iWork.com
      3m 41s
  13. 6m 45s
    1. Merging with contacts
      3m 57s
    2. Merging with Numbers data
      2m 48s
  14. 17s
    1. Goodbye
      17s

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Watch the Online Video Course Pages '09 Essential Training
4h 30m Beginner May 08, 2009

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In Pages '09 Essential Training, David Rivers teaches many creative, time-saving features that will help both experienced and first-time users of Apple's word processing and page layout tool. David explains how to get started by customizing the user interface; then shows how to create unique, eye-catching documents using the text tools, templates, and styles in Pages '09. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Working with images, shapes, and text boxes
  • Setting up auto-correction preferences
  • Integrating Pages seamlessly with the iWork suite
  • Formatting and inserting tables into documents
  • Inserting equations with MathType 6
  • Importing charts from Numbers
  • Sharing documents with iWork.com
  • Adding audio and video features to documents
Subjects:
Business Design
Software:
Pages
Author:
David Rivers

Customizing the user interface

In Pages '09 you have full control over the look and feel of your work environment. Let's use this document called the Collin Family to explore different ways you can customize your user interface. We will begin with the View menu. Click View to display options that can be shown or hidden on your user interface. For example if you rarely use the tool bar you may choose to hide it. Click Hide Toolbar near the bottom of this menu and the toolbar is hidden from view. To bring it back click View again and this time select Show Toolbar.

You may also choose to view Page Thumbnails from the View menu. Click View and if there is a check mark next to Page Thumbnails you are currently viewing them. Click Page Thumbnails again to hide those page thumbnails. You can also bring them back directly from the toolbar. Click the View button and select Page Thumbnails. This pane is also adjustable to increase the size of your page thumbnails, drag the separator at the bottom to the right hand side. To decrease the size of this pane and the thumbnails, drag to the left.

This allows you to see more of them. We can also customize our toolbar. You may wish to add buttons and remove others. Move to the toolbar and Ctrl+ Click. If you have got a two-button mouse you may right click as well. From this menu we can adjust the way the buttons are displayed as well as customize the toolbar. Click Customize Toolbar and from here choose the buttons you wish to add to the toolbar. For example if you work with columns on a Regular basis, you may wish to drag Columns button to the toolbar. When you release it will be added to the toolbar.

Buttons you don't use on a regular basis can be removed. For example drag the Shapes button down off the toolbar and release. A puff of smoke indicates that you have removed that button from the toolbar. At anytime you can return to the default by moving down to the bottom of the screen and dragging the default toolbar back up to the top. When the plus sign appears, release your mouse button to set the default back. When you are done customizing the toolbar click the Done button.

So with Pages '09 it's good to know you have full control over the look and feel of your user interface.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Pages '09 Essential Training .


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Q: The “Phoenix Mission.pages” exercise file used in Chapter 2 crashes Pages when opened. What is causing this?
A: For a small number of users using Mac OS X Snow Leopard, the font used in the exercise file, Hoefler Text, causes a SFWordProcessing plug-in error. To resolve this issue, see the instructions here:
http://iwebfaq.org/e-books/the-million-dollar-trick-or-how-to-fix-iweb-in-10-6-2/
 
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