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Improving our Pages skills

Last week, classes from year 3 and 4 began to create computing history timelines in Pages. We began from a blank template, which looked a bit like this:

Screen Shot 2015-12-07 at 21.43.57

They then added significant milestones in computing history, taking content from this blog post and copying and pasting it into the Pages template. Once they had added some content, they began to look like this:

Screen Shot 2015-12-07 at 21.52.20

Today, we will look at how you can make your timelines look more interesting by adding a few simple effects.

I will begin by reminding you how to copy and paste into your timeline:

Next we will use formatting styles to change the font consistently across the whole timeline:

formatting text from Karl Riley on Vimeo.

Finally we will add an outline to our text boxes: