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Editing chart data

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Video: Editing chart data

Now let's begin editing our data for our chart inside of our Chart Data Editor. You want to make sure that your chart is selected, so if it's not, go ahead and click one time on the chart. And then to give ourselves a little more room, let's go ahead and close our Chart Inspector, then we'll take our Chart Data Editor window and move it up on your screen. And go ahead and open up it up a little bit so that it's a little bit easier for us to work with. Next, let's begin labeling the data that we're going to have. We can start here with Region 1. Simply double-click on the word Region 1, and we'll enter in what the name of the data set is for the first series, and the first series is going to be 1910 - 2010 Average.

Editing chart data

Now let's begin editing our data for our chart inside of our Chart Data Editor. You want to make sure that your chart is selected, so if it's not, go ahead and click one time on the chart. And then to give ourselves a little more room, let's go ahead and close our Chart Inspector, then we'll take our Chart Data Editor window and move it up on your screen. And go ahead and open up it up a little bit so that it's a little bit easier for us to work with. Next, let's begin labeling the data that we're going to have. We can start here with Region 1. Simply double-click on the word Region 1, and we'll enter in what the name of the data set is for the first series, and the first series is going to be 1910 - 2010 Average.

And this is going to be for the Average Monthly Snowfall for that period of time. The Region 2, we can go ahead and double- click on that, and we'll go ahead and add in 2000 - 2010 Average. So as we've done this--we will go ahead and move our window down a little bit-- we can see that our legend has automatically updated for us to show the correct data sets. Next, let's go ahead and add the correct number of columns of data that we're going to need.

Since we're going to have a data set for each month of the year, we'll need 12 columns. And currently, we only have four. So then we'll go ahead and click the Add Column button eight times. So we'll go one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. So now we should have 12 columns, one for each month of the year. And we're going to start labeling our years for July, so we'll simply double-click on the column heading for the first column, and we'll type in July, and then go ahead at the Tab key on your keyboard to jump over to the column heading for the next month.

Now, rather than typing out the whole month, let's just go ahead and type in A-U-G for August, S-E-P-T for September, and just keep hitting Tab in between each one and go ahead and label all the months all the way across. All right, now that we have all of our months labeled, we could simply go in and begin entering the data into each of these individual cells. And we could just simply select the cell and type in the value, but that could be a bit tedious, and I don't think you guys want to sit and watch me do all this typing, and I don't think you want to do all that typing either.

So I've gone ahead and I've included in the exercise files a file called snowfall data.txt, and this is just simply a Tab Delimited text file. I created this in Microsoft Excel and then just did a Save As as a Tab Delimited file. So we can go ahead and press Command+A on your keyboard to select all and then copy it using Command+C on your keyboard. Now, let's go ahead and go back into iBooks Author. And you may need to make sure that your chart is still selected, and so the Chart Data Editor appears with all the data in it, then simply click in the first cell and press Command+V on your keyboard, and that will paste in all of the data.

Now, we go ahead and shrink up the Chart Data Editor window and move it back down into place, we can see that all of our data has magically appeared inside of our chart. And we have our two series of data that are listed out here. If we needed to go in and change a particular data point--so for July, if we said that they had a snowfall average of maybe 10--if we just go ahead and type that in and then hit Tab, we can see that the data is live updating in our chart. Let's go ahead and reset that month back to zero and hit the Tab key, and that data returns back to where it should be.

There's no way to import data other than copying and pasting the data in from a Tab Delimited file or selecting it in something like Excel or Numbers and copying and pasting it into your Chart Data Editor. Next, we'll go ahead and start formatting our chart with a little more detailed information.

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  1. 4m 48s
    1. Welcome
      48s
    2. Using the exercise files
      4m 0s
  2. 53m 58s
    1. Installing iBooks Author
      1m 47s
    2. Installing iBooks on an iPad
      1m 9s
    3. Creating a new document
      3m 25s
    4. Understanding the interface
      4m 48s
    5. Creating a book cover
      9m 26s
    6. Adding an intro video
      1m 48s
    7. Creating chapters
      8m 2s
    8. Creating sections
      3m 52s
    9. Creating pages
      2m 15s
    10. Adding visual interest
      4m 54s
    11. Customizing the table of contents
      5m 44s
    12. Creating a glossary
      2m 57s
    13. Previewing your work on an iPad
      3m 51s
  3. 27m 22s
    1. Understanding templates
      3m 18s
    2. Creating a blank layout
      3m 42s
    3. Modifying existing layouts
      5m 13s
    4. Creating a custom layout
      3m 57s
    5. Defining placeholder media
      1m 1s
    6. Defining placeholder text
      50s
    7. Adding auto-updating text
      1m 18s
    8. Creating a photo collage layout
      3m 25s
    9. Sharing a custom template
      1m 55s
    10. Creating a portrait-only book
      2m 43s
  4. 19m 25s
    1. Dragging and dropping plain text
      3m 16s
    2. Inserting text from Pages
      6m 51s
    3. Inserting text from Microsoft Word
      7m 11s
    4. Creating linked text boxes
      2m 7s
  5. 52m 13s
    1. Understanding how to format text
      2m 5s
    2. Formatting text
      8m 6s
    3. Creating lists
      5m 29s
    4. Creating custom styles
      9m 34s
    5. Controlling tabs
      5m 54s
    6. More on text control
      12m 37s
    7. Embedding equations with LaTeX
      3m 53s
    8. Embedding equations with MathType
      4m 35s
  6. 29m 14s
    1. Understanding objects
      7m 33s
    2. Adding objects
      2m 26s
    3. Manipulating objects on a page
      3m 24s
    4. Layering objects together
      1m 36s
    5. Changing an object's appearance
      7m 15s
    6. Adding titles, labels, captions, and descriptions
      5m 25s
    7. Adding accessibility text to objects
      1m 35s
  7. 21m 45s
    1. Adding images
      5m 33s
    2. Removing parts of photos with Instant Alpha
      3m 54s
    3. Cropping and masking images
      4m 0s
    4. Controlling image settings
      3m 0s
    5. Spanning an image across two pages
      5m 18s
  8. 16m 12s
    1. Understanding shapes
      2m 29s
    2. Adding shapes
      2m 29s
    3. Editing shapes
      3m 24s
    4. Drawing shapes
      3m 31s
    5. Creating a custom shape mask
      4m 19s
  9. 25m 57s
    1. Understanding tables
      2m 22s
    2. Creating tables
      2m 9s
    3. Adding and importing data into tables
      3m 3s
    4. Formatting table cells and data
      8m 37s
    5. Performing calculations
      3m 57s
    6. Using conditional formatting
      2m 52s
    7. Sorting table data
      1m 15s
    8. Adding a custom table description
      1m 42s
  10. 22m 33s
    1. Understanding charts
      2m 30s
    2. Adding charts
      3m 59s
    3. Editing chart data
      3m 51s
    4. Formatting charts
      5m 24s
    5. Changing the chart type
      5m 48s
    6. Adding chart descriptions
      1m 1s
  11. 45m 53s
    1. Understanding widgets
      4m 18s
    2. Creating an image gallery
      5m 18s
    3. Adding a movie
      4m 4s
    4. Adding a Keynote presentation
      5m 32s
    5. Adding a 3D object
      4m 24s
    6. Adding an interactive image
      7m 54s
    7. Adding custom HTML
      7m 57s
    8. Creating a scrolling sidebar
      3m 45s
    9. Creating a popover effect
      2m 41s
  12. 17m 4s
    1. Understanding review questions
      2m 26s
    2. Adding a review section
      2m 27s
    3. Creating multiple-choice questions
      7m 16s
    4. Creating matching questions
      4m 55s
  13. 27m 1s
    1. Preflighting on an iPad
      6m 21s
    2. Exporting a book in iBooks format
      2m 26s
    3. Exporting a book as a PDF
      2m 33s
    4. Exporting a book as a text document
      1m 49s
    5. Emailing a book
      2m 24s
    6. Getting ready to publish to the iBookstore
      4m 44s
    7. Publishing to the iBookstore
      6m 44s
  14. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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