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Introduced by Apple in January 2005, iWork '05 is an innovative new suite of document and presentation software that's the same caliber as Apple's groundbreaking digital media applications and that's wholly dedicated to what Mac users like you care about most: artistry and creativity. iWork '05 isn't about "office productivity"--it's about creating slick and stylish documents and cinema-quality digital presentations that say precisely what you ...
Introduced by Apple in January 2005, iWork '05 is an innovative new suite of document and presentation software that's the same caliber as Apple's groundbreaking digital media applications and that's wholly dedicated to what Mac users like you care about most: artistry and creativity. iWork '05 isn't about "office productivity"--it's about creating slick and stylish documents and cinema-quality digital presentations that say precisely what you want them to say.
While iWork '05 helps you create stunning documents and presentations, the suite doesn't come with any in-depth documentation of its own. That's where iWork '05: The Missing Manual comes in. The book that should have been in the box, it gives you everything you need to master iWork '05.
Seamlessly integrated with the wildly popular iLife '05 and designed to take advantage of the advanced typography and graphics engine of Mac OS X, iWork is actually two separate programs: Pages and Keynote 2. Pages is a brand-new, streamlined word processor and page layout program that allows nonprofessionals to quickly and painlessly produce gorgeous brochures, newsletters, letters, invitations, product data sheets, and more. You can start documents from scratch or use one of the 40 professionally designed templates as a starting point. Keynote 2 is a significant upgrade to Keynote, Apple's PowerPoint-like presentation software that allows you to build unique presentations, demonstrations, storyboard animations, interactive slideshows, and more.
Like every Missing Manual, this one is refreshingly entertaining and scrupulously detailed. iWork '05: The Missing Manual gives you all the essentials of Pages and Keynote 2, including an objective look at each program's capabilities, its advantages over similar programs, and its limitations. The book delivers countless goodies that you won't find anywhere else: undocumented tips, tricks, and secrets for getting the very best results from both exciting new applications.
With the iWork '05 suite and iWork '05: The Missing Manual, you are totally equipped to give your work the style it deserves.
|Ch. 1||Creating a basic document||3|
|Ch. 2||Formatting your document||21|
|Ch. 3||Advanced word processing||47|
|Ch. 4||Moving beyond text : laying out pages||85|
|Ch. 5||Building tables and charts||141|
|Ch. 6||Sharing pages documents||171|
|Ch. 7||Streamline your projects-creating templates||185|
|Ch. 8||Planning and creating great presentations||203|
|Ch. 9||Building a basic presentation||223|
|Ch. 10||Laying out your slides||239|
|Ch. 11||Sharing your presentations||269|
|Ch. 12||Customizing keynote||293|
Posted May 25, 2006
Review of iWork ¿05 Published by Pogue Press / O¿Reilly Title : iWork the Missing Manual. My rating 5 Stars. As I became the publisher of a group newsletter and deciding to use Apple¿s Pages, I found the need to learn this program in a hurry. This book is the Missing Manual. It covers every aspect of what is needed to know to accomplish my purpose. The newsletter has been produced by me for the last three monthly issues. The first was done without the help of this book. It covers the basic document, formatting, word processing, beyond text, adding tables and charts, creating templates, headers & footers as well as laying out of pages. This book is excellent for learning and keeping as a resource for refreshing your memory. I am not at this time a user of Keynote. However there is sufficient information herein to make one very proficient in Keynote. Although my use is with version 06, there is plenty of information here to use as there is some differences between versions, but not enough to make this book unusable. On the contrary I highly recommend it. Marty Grauer, Fresno Mac Users Group.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 9, 2006
Would you like to create documents with classy and colorful Pages templates that make you appear like you have the art department on your payroll? If you would, you're in luck! Author Jim Elferdink, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that introduces iWork '05, a brand-new software suite that'll eventually replace the venerable but aged AppleWorks. Elferdink, begins by showing you how to create a basic document. Then, he covers everything you need to know about formatting your documents and introduces you to Pages' built-in spell checker. The author continues by describing how to use Find & Replace, an editing tool that can make short work of sifting through long documents. Next, he shows you how to lay out pages. Then, the author guides you through table and chart creation and formatting--starting with tables. The author continues by exploring the next step in the life of a Pages document: delivering it from your computer into the hands and in front of the eyeballs of your intended audience. Next, he shows you how to make your own templates so you can add them to Pages' built-in templates roster. Then, the author shows you how to plan, prepare for and deliver a better presentation. He also shows you how to build a basic presentation. The author continues by showing you how to add to your slides everything from text boxes and pictures, to tables, charts, and fancy transitions. Next, he shows you how to import presentations created with PowerPoint or AppleWorks, so that you can continue editing with Keynote. Finally, he shows you how to customize Keynote. You'll find in this most excellent book, step-by-step instructions for using every Pages and Keynote 2 feature, including those you may not even have quite understood. This book's also designed to give you a thorough grounding in planning and pulling off effective presentations enhanced by Keynote.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.