iWork Pages ‘09. By: Dana Friel . Online Tutorial. http://www.apple.com/iwork/tutorials/#pages-intro There are several video tutorials on all of the iWorks applications here and they are VERY helpful. NOTE: The videos are on iWork Pages 2009 and we have 2008 so there are some differences! .
By: Dana Friel
Context Specific Toolbar
**Remember this one will change depending what you are working on.
To access all toolbars available in Pages click on the Inspector.
To open a document you click File, Open and then you go and find the file you want to open and double click it.
To close you go to File, Close. If you just click the red x the file will go onto your dock it will not be closed, so get in the habit of going to File and Close.
If you have Pages open and you want to use the Template Chooser you go to File, New from Template Chooser.
You will find a lot of different templates in the chooser.
The templates will have text, picture, and graphic placeholders that you can replace to customize your document.
To change the photos in a template you open the media browser and click photos to search for your photos.
When you find the one you want just click and drag it over the photo you want to replace.
You can resize the photo by clicking and dragging a corner sizing handle.
To rotate the photo hold down the command key, click the corner handle and rotate the picture
If you’re using a template the photos in the document are just placeholders.
When you click and drag your photo to the placeholder Pages automatically sizes the photo for you.
You can also change that photo as many times as you want. Pages will replace the last photo you put in there without having to delete it.
Inserting Photos is as simple as drag and drop.
First click on the Media button on your Formatting Toolbar and then select Pictures. Here you have access to all of your photos.
Once you find the one you want to use just drag it to your document and drop it where you want it to appear.
Use the Mask tool to change it’s crop, composition, or size until you get the look you want.
To mask a photo click the mask button on the formatting toolbar
To resize the mask drag the handles to make the mask the size you want.
To zoom in on an image drag the zoom slider over to the right.
Drag the photo around until the portion you want is showing in the window.
When you’re done click the Edit Mask button.
The gray portion of the mask disappears and you’re left with only the part you wanted to display in your document.
To add a graphic border to a picture just click the picture and select the graphic toolbar kit from the Inspector.
Under Stroke select Picture Frame and then choose a style
Use the inspector to change the frames color, width, or scale.
Working with sections helps to keep your word documents and your page layout documents organized!
The gray line marks the sections
When working with documents sections allow you to add different sections like bibliography, table of contents, text pages, cover pages, and so on. To add a section click on the sections button on the toolbar to add it.
To see your different sections click on the view button, show page thumbnails.
If you have a table of contents and you need to move sections the table of contents will automatically adjust when you move your pages.
To add a section just click the add sections button on the formatting toolbar and choose the section you would like to add.
To split a long section into two just put your cursor where you want to split and go to the Insert Menu and select section break. (Just like a page break in Word!)
This is similar to when you are working with Page Layout documents, with one small change. In a page layout document each page is a section so instead of an add section button in the formatting toolbar you’ll see an add pages button in the formatting toolbar.
To open a Word Document in pages simply click and drag the file onto the Pages icon on the dock. The document will then open in Pages where you can work on it some more.
To insert a chart click the Chart button in the formatting toolbar. Select the type of chart you want to add.
The Data Editor will open with sample data in it. You will then just replace the sample data with the data you want inserted in your chart.
You can easily format your chart as well by changing the colors, fonts, and moving legend.
To add a chart title click show title in the Inspector Chart toolbar. Then double click the title to type the title of the chart.