Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating data, part of iWork: Workflows and New Features.
Another new addition inside of Apple Numbers, is the ability to animate data. Previously we would turn to an application like Keynote for this, but now you can actually build in animations, right into your Numbers document. Inside of Apple Numbers, it's now possible to have interactive data. For example, as I drag through here, you'll see that the results animate to show me the different totals for each year. I can also click to switch between those numbers and the data animates on the screen.
Double-clicking on the chart here, makes it easy, and I could see that this chart is referencing the data on the left. Under the format inspector, I could take better control. So, if I don't want the slider and buttons, I could switch to buttons only. And now I have a simple click through for the different states. You also can control where things appear. Perhaps you want the year a bit bigger. Well, just double-click to select it and use the data set name controls there to modify the point size and the formatting and you'll see that things properly update.
So, this makes it very easy. In order to add this new style of chart, it's super simple. Just click the chart button. You still have 2D and 3D charts but there is a new category for interactive which allows you to add interactive bar charts or scatter charts here which make it easy for you to go ahead and show a series of data being plotted. In order to control the data just click the add chart data button. And then using your selection tool, you can choose which data to show and note that you can actually drag through to select multiple items if you want.
Here's these two data's being controlled by the X and the Y axis showing the relationship between waffle iron and toaster oven sales. And now as I click through, you'll see that, that moves around to show the different values. If I decide I want to change that type, I can come down here to chart type. You'll see that there are four types of charts, a bubble chart, a scatter chart, which will show you a different way of displaying information. Very similar to bubble.
The ability to show this as bars or the ability to switch the columns. Now remember you can always modify which data is shown. In the inspector just click to switch the color pallet from presets or use the pop up menu here and you can chose from images or textures. Much like you used before to refine the appearance. All the same controls are there. They're just in a slightly different place.
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- Installing iWork
- Setting up iCloud
- Sharing via AirDrop
- Printing with AirPrint
- Enhancing objects and text with styles
- Adding animation to presentations and spreadsheets
- Working with coaching tips
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Keynote: Delivering Presentationswith Richard Harrington1h 35m Intermediate
Mac OS X Mavericks Essential Trainingwith Nick Brazzi7h 59m Appropriate for all
iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Trainingwith Garrick Chow8h 21m Appropriate for all
1. Installing the Software
2. A New Way of Collaboration
3. Essential New Features in Pages
4. Essential New Features in Keynote
5. Essential New Features in Numbers
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