Apple Productivity Apps: Pages, Numbers, Keynote Course Details:

In this course, you will become familiar with the key features and functionality of Pages, Numbers and Keynote. You will work with real-world content and scenarios to learn practical approaches to creating documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

For Connected Classroom attendees: 
Connected events will be held at a local training center with state-of-the-art video conferencing equipment allowing the course to be broadcast to multiple locations. Students will have the same classroom experience and interact live with the connected classroom instructor. The instructor will be on a large, HD quality screen with interactive video and audio to listen and communicate with students. A second large HD quality screen will display the instructor’s live presentation.

    No classes are currenty scheduled for this course.

    Call (919) 283-1674 to get a class scheduled online or in your area!

1. Getting Started

  • Learning methodology
  • Understanding course structure
  • System requirements
  • Downloading and installing lesson files
  • Additional resources

2. Discovering Common Features

  • Before you start
  • Opening Pages, Numbers, and Keynote
  • Swapping between open applications
  • Choosing themes
  • Editing text in Pages
  • Customizing your workspace
  • Repeating image styles
  • Reverting documents
  • Distributing your work
  • Working with tables
  • Illustrating data using charts
  • Adding comments
  • Adding photos
  • Adjusting layouts
  • Trimming a movie clip
  • Securing your files

3. Approaches to Word Processing

  • Creating a new document using a template
  • Customizing page design
  • Creating and applying styles
  • Saving styles for bullets and lists
  • Making a table of contents
  • Managing headers and footers
  • Changing the page order
  • Keeping headers with the following paragraph
  • Saving to Microsoft Word and PDF formats
  • Opening and editing a Word document
  • Tabulating text

4. Working with Charts and Data

  • Opening a Pages ’09 document
  • Using a table to add data
  • Formatting tables
  • Creating list structures
  • Presenting data using charts
  • Creating chart styles
  • Using footnotes and endnotes
  • Checking a document for errors

5. Designing a Brochure

  • Changing to page layout
  • Making a logotype
  • Changing page order
  • Enhancing images
  • Creating shape styles
  • Formatting table styles
  • Preparing for print
  • Taking part in a document review

6. Building Promotional Materials

  • Creating business cards
  • Making posters
  • Starting with a blank canvas
  • Defining placeholder images
  • Defining placeholder text
  • Saving designs as templates

7. Creating Rich Media ePubs

  • Preparing a document for ePub
  • Working with inline graphics
  • Creating character styles
  • Adding movies to Pages
  • Adding audio to Pages
  • Exporting to ePub
  • Previewing in iBooks

8. Organizing Data Using Numbers

  • Assessing templates
  • Working with sheets
  • Making a budget sheet
  • Adding calculations
  • Working with multiple tables
  • Printing from Numbers

9. Making Interactive Spreadsheets

  • Opening and upgrading a Numbers ’09 document
  • Opening and editing an Excel workbook
  • Formatting tables
  • Referencing data
  • Evaluating data formats
  • Adding conditional highlighting
  • Using password protection

10. Making Customized Calculators

  • Understanding relative and absolute cell referencing
  • Concatenating cells
  • Sorting tables
  • Filtering tables
  • Making a pricing calculator

11. Illustrating Data Using Charts

  • Opening a CSV file
  • Creating a stacked bar chart Making a mixed chart
  • Using interactive chart types
  • Showing a margin of error
  • Building a scatter chart
  • Saving a template

12. Outlining a Presentation

  • Creating a presentation
  • Customizing your workspace
  • Adding slides
  • Opening a PowerPoint presentation in Keynote
  • Recording and deleting slides
  • Working in outline view
  • Adding slide transitions
  • Using builds
  • Applying themes

13. Making Media-Rich Presentations

  • Making a slide background
  • Updating a paragraph style
  • Creating new slides by dragging files
  • Reordering slides using the light table
  • Using transitions to create moods
  • Adding an audio soundtrack
  • Controlling a presentation with builds
  • Layering objects with master slides
  • Build animations using actions

14. Developing a Custom Theme

  • Selecting master slides
  • Updating paragraph styles
  • Modifying image placeholders
  • Placing objects on master slides
  • Saving themes

15. Rehearsing and Delivering a Presentation

  • Playing a slideshow
  • Rehearsing a slideshow
  • Using an iOS device as a remote control
  • Recording a narrated, self-playing presentation
  • Creating a self-playing slideshow
  • Designing a presentation with links
  • Making Keynote handouts
  • Performing presentation preflight checks

16. Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iOS

  • Signing in to iCloud
  • Managing Pages documents in iOS
  • Formatting documents
  • Working with tables
  • Using Keynote for iOS
  • Adding photos and video
  • Setting a document password

17. Moving Between iOS, iCloud, and OS X

  • Opening an iOS document on your Mac
  • Moving a Mac document to iCoud Drive
  • Editing Pages without an Apple device
  • Using Numbers forms on iOS
  • Tidying up

*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.
  • Create engaging, informative documents that convey information clearly through the effective presentation of content, including rich media
  • Store, analyze, and present data in an informative and interactive format using formulas, charts and graphs, and rich media
  • Create influential presentations that incorporate photographs, diagrams, animations, and other rich media to connect with and engage the intended audience


  • Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation
  • Individuals who want to create professional-quality documents, spreadsheets, and presentations


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