Monday, September 12, 2011

Mac Daddy Monday: Getting Started with Pages

Pages is a sophisticated word processing application by Apple, as part of the iWork suite, which is now included in the Berklee Laptop Purchase Package. Berklee students that entered in Fall 2011 or later already have it on their laptops, for students that entered earlier, contact the Student Computer Support Center to obtain your copy.

When you open Pages, it launches the Template Chooser window. Pages is loaded with many types of documents with sleek layouts, and easy drag and drop zones for swapping photos in the graphic design templates.

Create a blank document or start with one of their templates (especially helpful when compiling a resume).

There are buttons at the top to create new objects, change font style, size and justification, and to open Pages palette windows.

The Inspector window is the strength of the application. Including document and layout styling, text, graphics and metrics manipulation, tables, charts and video adjustment, the Inspector is where the heavy lifting happens in Pages.

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Sign up for a Learning Center iWork training session here.

-by LC Tech Blog contributor Chris Fitzgerald


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