Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Interactive charts, part of iWork: Workflows and New Features.
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Inside of pages now you'll find new ability to actually animate your data. Let's explore the animation tools and how they can be useful. Here's an example of a new interactive chart. This is only really visible when you share in the pages format. Across the bottom here, I can click through to see different states of the data. And you'll note that I am cycling between different months worth of impact. I can see the sales trends over a four month period. As I go between the data animates its changes on screen.
Let's click on this chart for a second and go over to the Format panel to make a few controls. At the bottom here, I see Interactive Chart, and I can see Buttons Only if I want, or a Slider to see all states. You also have the ability to say, where does the Data Set Name appear. And that gives you some flexibility there. I'm going to keep it down below near the controls. Lets select that for a second. And we're going to make that a little bit bigger. So under Data Set Name, I'll bump up the point size. And make that Bold and you see it updates. Now, I can use the arrows to cycle between and see the different results animate on.
Or I can drag through from point to point and see the changes. This is a very cool way to see data. Now, you might be wondering, how you create something like this? It's really quite simple. All you need to do is click on the Chart button. So, when you choose that, there's a new category. Of course you still have 2D and 3D charts like earlier versions, but you can now choose Interactive, and you have two types of interactive charts essentially. The ability to see a bar chart, whether that's vertical or horizontal, or a scatter type document.
If you click to the right, you'll see that different style presets are available that colorize those. When you find one you want, just click and it's added. Now when you edit the Chart Data, you'll note that each column is going to become a state down here. And you can continue to modify the data. If you need additional options that's pretty easy too, and you see that it updates. So as I add in extra data for each version across the board there, it's changed. And now the data animates as I click through.
This is an interesting feature that will allow good use for collaboration. Although I am curious to see how Apple expands the formats into other file formats that can be shared, to users on different platforms.
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