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Working with Charts and Data in Pages

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Pages, like Numbers and Keynote, can handle data intelligently: Tables can be used to run calculations, and charts can display and readily update statistical information. In this excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, Mark Wood shows you how to work with charts and data in Pages.

Note: This excerpt does not include the lesson files. The lesson files are available with purchase of the book.

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Pages, like Numbers and Keynote, can handle data intelligently: Tables can be used to run calculations, and charts can display and readily update statistical information. What you learn about tables and charts in this lesson can be applied to Numbers and Keynote, though Numbers does have some extra table formatting control not found in Pages or Keynote.

In this lesson, you’ll also look at how you can review a document to check spelling and grammar, and look up word definitions.

You’ll work with a single document that was created using the version of Pages found in iWork ’09—updating that document before adding a list, table, or chart.

Opening a Pages ’09 Document

The current version of Pages maintains backward compatibility with the previous release, Pages ’09. When opening a Pages ’09 document, you have two options for converting the document to the latest version of Pages.

  1. In the Finder, locate the APTS Pages Numbers Keynote > Lesson_04 folder.
  2. Double-click 2009_report.pages to open it in Pages without any warnings that it was created in Pages ’09.
  3. Choose File > Save, and click Upgrade.

    Alternatively, to preserve the original Pages ’09 document, click Edit a Copy. Pages will duplicate the original document and upgrade it before opening it in Pages.

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