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Launching Pages and the Template Chooser

From: Pages '09 Essential Training

Video: Launching Pages and the Template Chooser

When you are ready to start using Pages '09 to create new documents or work on an existing document, you will first need to launch the application. This can be done in a number of different ways. For example, click the Go menu here in Finder and select Applications. In the Applications window, navigate to the iWork '09 folder where you will find Pages. Double-clicking will launch the application. Well, let's close the Applications Window and explore another option. With Spotlight you can find anything on your Mac with lightning speed, including the Pages application. Click the Spotlight icon and in the Spotlight search field simply type what it is you are looking for. In our case we'll type Pages.

Launching Pages and the Template Chooser

When you are ready to start using Pages '09 to create new documents or work on an existing document, you will first need to launch the application. This can be done in a number of different ways. For example, click the Go menu here in Finder and select Applications. In the Applications window, navigate to the iWork '09 folder where you will find Pages. Double-clicking will launch the application. Well, let's close the Applications Window and explore another option. With Spotlight you can find anything on your Mac with lightning speed, including the Pages application. Click the Spotlight icon and in the Spotlight search field simply type what it is you are looking for. In our case we'll type Pages.

The more we type in Spotlight, the more Spotlight narrows down our list. You will see a Top Hit, a Definition; you will Applications, Documents, Folders and so on. It just so happens our Top Hit is also the Pages application and one click will launch Pages for us. But let's click on the Desktop to close Spotlight. A third option is to use the dock. During the iWork '09 installation process, the Pages icon is placed on the dock for you. One click of the Pages icon will launch the application, making this the fastest and easiest way to get started with Pages '09. And to help you get started Pages displays the Template Chooser.

But let's get a brief overview now of this Template Chooser. There are over 40 new templates in Pages '09, over 180 in total to choose from. Every single document we create in Pages '09 will be based on one of these templates and as you can see on the left hand side, our templates are broken into two main categories, Word Processing and Page Layout. Under Word Processing, we see subcategories for such documents as Letters, Forms, Resumes and Reports. Under Page Layout we see subcategories for documents such as Newsletters, Brochures, Posters and Certificates.

When we select a subcategory such as Newsletters, we'll see thumbnails on the right hand side representing the various templates and as you move across those thumbnails, you will see some of the pages that can be created using the selected template. To increase or decrease the size of the thumbnails you can use the Thumbnail slider at the bottom. Slide to the right to increase the size, slide to he left to decrease the size of those thumbnails. From the Template Chooser, we can also open the recently used files and open an existing file which allows us to search through our computer for the various files we can work with in Pages.

Let's say we want to create a movie poster. We'll move to the Posters category here under Page Layout, scroll down to the movie poster templates, let's choose Movie Poster Small. By clicking Movie Poster Small it's now selected. To begin working in Pages '09 creating our movie poster, click the Choose button. This launches our new document in Pages using the selected template. We are now well on our way.

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Pages '09 Essential Training

74 video lessons · 20521 viewers

David Rivers
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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 0s
    1. Selecting text
      2m 40s
    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 53s
    1. Accessing template layouts
      4m 14s
    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 44s
    1. Merging with contacts
      3m 57s
    2. Merging with Numbers data
      2m 47s
  14. 17s
    1. Goodbye
      17s

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