Filling the Table Cells

Now that the table is properly set up, we can populate it. Adding data to each cell will communicate information to the viewer. Additionally, we can use calculations to perform mathematical functions on the contents of the table.


Enter the information shown here in your table.

iWork '06 can perform calculations within tables. Here, you can let the software determine the total costs based on the values entered in the Airfare and Hotel fields. This feature is useful if your have a lot of numbers or values that frequently change.


Click the table to select it; then click the header for the fourth column (the word Total).


Be sure to click once each time! Otherwise, you'll modify the contents of the cell.


Type an equals sign (=).

The Formula Editor opens. Along the top and left sides of the table, you can now see the letters and numbers that identify the columns and rows of the table grid. You are going to enter a formula so that Keynote will calculate the total of airfare and hotel costs for you automatically.


Click the column header cell for column B (Airfare) and then click the column header cell for column C (Hotel).

The Formula Editor displays =B+C. It will add the numbers in columns B and C and place the result in column D.


Press Return to apply the formula.

Keynote correctly adds the two numbers for you. The formatting, however, needs to be adjusted.


Select the three text cells in column D.


In the Table Inspector, click the Numbers button to see the formatting options.


Select the Number Format check box and set the following options:

  • Set Prefix to $.

  • Set Separator to 1,000.

  • Set Decimals to 0.

You can check your work by opening the file 01Presentation1_Stage4.key.

Apple Training Series. iWork '06 with iLife '06
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