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iWork® For Dummies,® 2nd Edition by Jesse Feiler

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Chapter 6

Working with Tables and Charts

In This Chapter

arrow Adding tables and charts to your documents

arrow Changing settings in tables and charts

Tables and charts provide a structured and efficient way of presenting data. iWork provides you with standard ready-to-go layouts (particularly in iWork for iOS), as well as highly customizable options.

This chapter shows you how to create tables and charts using iWork for Mac as well as iWork for iOS. If you’re using Numbers, you can use additional features (see Part III, “Counting on Numbers”).

Creating Tables and Charts

Charts and tables present data in a highly structured way, which can help make your documents clearer. Numbers has its own very sophisticated tables, but Keynote and Pages also provide powerful tables.

Tables provide the data that drives charts in iWork. Tables can also be a convenient way of formatting data that may consist of text, numbers, or even images.

Pages’ charts are among the most sophisticated and simple features of the Pages program.

Creating a table with iWork for Mac

In any iWork app, click Table on the toolbar to create a table (see Figure 6-1). Just as with shapes, if you hold down the Option key while you click Table, you can then draw the table where you want it.

Figure 6-1: You can create tables in Keynote ...

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