Introduction to iWork 2009

Duration: 2 Days


This two-day, hands-on course introduces students to the key features and basic interface of iWork. It shows students how to use Pages to great-looking newsletters and brochures in print and on the Web, Numbers to create worksheets, tables and charts to produce expense reports, budgets, projections and other spreadsheets, and Keynote to develop high-quality presentations including animated charts and motion backgrounds.


No experience is required. The course is suitable for educators, students, professionals, and anyone who wants to explore the functionality of the iWork applications and prepares students to pass the Apple Certified Associate, iWork exam.

Course includes

Instruction from our Apple certified trainer, the official Apple reference manual covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Creating a Presentation

  • Opening Keynote
  • Choosing a Theme and Slide Size
  • Selecting a Master Slide
  • Outlining a Presentation
  • Pasting Text into an Outline
  • Formatting Text
  • Customising a Layout
  • Adding a Table
  • Calculating the Value of Table Cells and Fixing Spelling Errors

Adding Photos, Charts and Sound

  • Adding Photos
  • Enhancing Photos in Keynote
  • Customising Photo Layouts
  • Making Part of a Photo Transparent
  • Adding Hyperlinks and Navigation
  • Adding a Chart
  • Adding Audio
  • Adding a Global Transition
  • Reducing the Presentation File Size and Saving Media with Your Presentation

Adding Video and Animation

  • Creating Builds to Reveal Text and a Table
  • Creating Interleaved Builds
  • Creating Graphs and Charts
  • Creating a Smart Build
  • Creating Custom Animations
  • Adding Sound to a Build
  • Creating Transitions Between Slides
  • Creating 2D and 3D Animations
  • Creating Object Effect Transitions
  • Using Text Effects Transitions
  • Using Magic Move
  • Using Video in a Slideshow
  • Configuring Preferences
  • Running a Presentation
  • Pausing and Resuming a Slideshow and Troubleshooting

Creating a Custom Theme

  • Preparing an Empty Theme
  • Creating a Title Slide
  • Creating a Photo Master
  • Saving and Sharing Themes
  • and Applying a Custom Theme

Importing from PowerPoint and Working with Charts

  • Importing a PowerPoint Presentation
  • Animating a Title Slide
  • Cleaning up a Chart
  • Enhancing and Animating a Chart
  • Improving Title Text
  • Animating a Table
  • Animating a Column Chart
  • Animating a Pie Chart
  • Changing a Chart Style
  • Animating a 3D Area Chart
  • Adding Content from a Word Document and Saving a PowerPoint or PDF File

Rehearsing and Delivering Your Presentation

  • Reviewing with Light Table View
  • Adding Comments
  • Adding and Printing Presenter Notes
  • Indexing a Presentation with Spotlight
  • Rehearsing a Presentation
  • Giving a Presentation with a Portable Computer
  • Using an iPhone or iPod as a Remote Control
  • Creating a Self-Running Slideshow and Running a Presentation as a Kiosk

Publishing your Presentation

  • Printing Handouts
  • Exporting as PDF
  • Exporting to PowerPoint
  • Exporting Images
  • Exporting to QuickTime
  • Exporting to an iPod
  • Exporting to HTML
  • Sending to iWeb
  • Sending to YouTube
  • Sharing a Presentation with
  • Sharing a Presentation with iChat Theater and Exporting to iDVD

Word Processing

  • Opening Pages
  • Choosing a Template
  • Writing in Full-Screen Mode
  • Replacing Placeholder Text
  • Formatting Text and Lists Using Styles
  • Adding Graphics
  • Proofreading a Document and Creating Addressed Envelopes

Building a Report

  • Opening an Existing File
  • Tracking Changes
  • Using Comments
  • Inserting a Cover Page
  • Managing Section Breaks
  • Adjusting Margins
  • Starting Chapters on Right-facing Pages
  • Adding a Footer
  • Formatting Text and Lists Using Styles
  • Updating a Paragraph Style
  • Using Character Styles
  • Formatting a List Using List Styles
  • Adding a Table of Contents and Sharing a Document on iWork

Creating a Newsletter

  • Choosing a Newsletter Template
  • Working with a Template
  • Formatting the Title
  • Building the First Page
  • Laying out More Pages
  • Inserting a Page into a Layout
  • Completing the Layout and Exporting to PDF

Creating Promotional Materials

  • Customising the Media Browser
  • Creating a Brochure
  • Modifying a Masked Image
  • Adjusting Text to Fit a Layout
  • Group and Edit an Object
  • Connecting Text Boxes
  • Format a Hyperlink
  • Creating a Flyer
  • Adding Sound to a Pages Document and Saving a Flyer as a Template

Creating Materials for the Classroom

  • Designing a Poster
  • Customising Text
  • Customising a Layout
  • Adding Photos to your iPhoto Library
  • Fixing Overexposed and Underexposed Images
  • Adding Photos to a Layout
  • Distributing a Poster via Email
  • Designing a Certificate
  • Replacing Placeholder Text
  • and Customising a Certificate with Mail Merge

Spreadsheet Essentials

  • Opening Numbers
  • Choosing a Template
  • Working with Sheets
  • Working with Tables
  • Importing Spreadsheet Data
  • Formatting a Table
  • Using Table Styles
  • Using Formulas and Functions
  • Adding Media
  • and Printing and Exporting a Spreadsheet

Creating an Event Planner

  • Choosing a Template
  • Adding Media to a Spreadsheet
  • Using Address Book Cards
  • Editing and Sorting Data in a Table
  • Using Checkboxes
  • Steppers and Sliders
  • Modifying and Saving Table Styles and Publishing with iWeb

Advanced Spreadsheets

  • Organising Information Using Table Categories
  • Formatting a Time report
  • Performing Calculations with Variables
  • Referencing Data
  • Formatting Displayed Data and Using Advanced Formulas with Functions

Advanced Charting

  • Creating a Stacked 3D Bar Chart
  • Displaying a Margin of Error
  • Building a Mixed Chart
  • Comparing Data in a 2-Axis Chart and Making a Scatter Chart

Certification Exam

  • Students take a one hour exam to earn Apple Certified Associate iWork status

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