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Reviewing the user interface

From: Pages '09 Essential Training

Video: Reviewing the user interface

If you are new to Pages '09, getting familiar with the various menus and toolbars will help you to maximize your efficiency when using the application. If you have experience with previous versions of Pages, you are going to notice some subtle improvements to the Pages '09 user interface. So let's take a brief tour now. We will begin with the Title bar. Here is where we find the name of document we are using, type of document, in this case a Pages document and the type of template that was used to create it, in this case a Page Layout template. Just above the Title bar is the Menu bar. Here we find menu headings such as File, Edit, Insert, all the way across to Help.

Reviewing the user interface

If you are new to Pages '09, getting familiar with the various menus and toolbars will help you to maximize your efficiency when using the application. If you have experience with previous versions of Pages, you are going to notice some subtle improvements to the Pages '09 user interface. So let's take a brief tour now. We will begin with the Title bar. Here is where we find the name of document we are using, type of document, in this case a Pages document and the type of template that was used to create it, in this case a Page Layout template. Just above the Title bar is the Menu bar. Here we find menu headings such as File, Edit, Insert, all the way across to Help.

Click a menu heading to see related commands. Under the File menu we see file related commands, move to Edit to see editing commands. Commands that are not usable will appear dimmed, some commands will also appear with keyboard shortcuts to the right side. All other commands will appear with tiny arrows. This indicates a submenu such as the Find menu which contains find related commands on the submenu. You can press Escape to close a menu, click the menu heading again or just click anywhere in your document to close it up. Just below the Menu bar is the totally customizable toolbar, and it contains a default set of buttons which are shortcuts for some of the commands found in the menus.

Below that you can find the context- sensitive Format bar. The buttons on this bar change depending on the work you are doing in your document. For example if we click on an image in our document, notice the Format bar now provides us with a number of formatting commands for working with images. Click on a text box and it changes to provide text related commands. Now depending on the length and width of your document, you may or may not see Scroll bars. A vertical scroll bar will appear on the right side of your screen. If necessary, horizontal scroll bars will appear at the bottom. The Status bar at the bottom of the screen contains information about your document and provides access to related commands as well.

For example the current zoom level will appear, click the Zoom button to change the zoom level. You will also find the word count, click the Word Count button to get quick and easy access to the Document Inspector which will display information about your document. You will also see a page count. Click the Page Count which provides you with a field to jump to a specific page. For example type the number 3 and press Return on your keyboard to jump to page 3. The left side of your screen is reserved for viewing the Page Thumbnails pane or the Search pane. Now these can be turned on or off directly from the View button. They are totally adjustable, you can resize them using Resize control that appears at the bottom.

So you should be feeling comfortable now with the various parts of the Pages '09 user interface.

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Pages '09 Essential Training

74 video lessons · 20520 viewers

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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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