Author: Josh Clark
Publisher: O'Reilly Media / Pogue Press
Released: April 2009
Print: ISBN 10: 0-596-15758-4
Ebook: ISBN 10: 0-596-80341-9
As the Internet promo says, you'll quickly learn everything you need to know about Apple's incredible productivity programs, including the Pages word-processor, the Numbers spreadsheet, and the Keynote presentation program that Al Gore and Steve Jobs made famous. This book gives you crystal-clear and jargon-free explanations of iWork's capabilities, advantages, and limitations to help you produce stunning documents and cinema-quality digital presentations in no time.
Below is the sequence of educational steps as shown in the Table of Contents.
Chapter 1 Creating a Pages Document
Chapter 2 Editing Text in Pages
Chapter 3 Creating and Using Styles
Chapter 4 Typo-Busting Power Tools
Chapter 5 Document Format and Organization
Chapter 6 Beyond Text: Laying Out Pages
Chapter 7 Objects Up Close: Adding, Modifying, and More
Chapter 8 Building Tables and Charts
Chapter 9 Sharing Pages Documents
Chapter 10 Streamline Your Projects: Creating Templates
Chapter 11 Planning and Giving Great Presentations
Chapter 12 Creating a Keynote Slideshows
Chapter 13 Laying Out Your Slides
Chapter 14 Animating Your Slides
Chapter 15 Sharing Your Slideshows
Chapter 16 Customizing Keynote Themes
Chapter 17 Creating a Numbers Spreadsheets
Chapter 18 Editing Tables in Numbers
Chapter 19 Organizing Tables in Numbers
Chapter 20 Using Formulas
Chapter 21 Advanced Data Crunching with Functions
Chapter 22 Charts: Giving Shape to Numbers
Chapter 23 Designing Your Spreadsheet Report
Chapter 24 Sharing Your Spreadsheets
Chapter 25 Creating Custom Numbers Templates
Installing iWork '09
Keeping iWork Up to Date
Bonnie said that, “As an older user on the computer, learning is more difficult. I was extremely pleased with how easy it is to read and follow the instructions in The Missing Manual. iWork has quite a lot of new functions that I had not used in the past. Working along as I read makes this so easy to learn — much better than a listening to a CD.”
“I plan to replace my InDesign with the page layout function in iWork as it seems to be easier to use. I create an 18-page quarterly, genealogy newsletter. With my copy of the Missing Manual, I will be able to find what I need with ease every time I hit one of those “memory blocks” that we old gals get. Thank you for making it so easy for us.”
Summary, we conclude that iWork ’09: The Missing Manual is an excellent resource to learn the many elements of the powerful iWork series. It is well worth the investment, and they even provide a substantial discount for our user group members (see below).
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