iWork '09: The Missing Manual


With iWork '09, Apple's productivity applications have come of age. Unfortunately, their user guides are stuck in infancy. That's where iWork '09: The Missing Manual comes in. This book quickly guides you through everything you need to know about the Pages word-processor, the Numbers spreadsheet, and the Keynote presentation program that Al Gore and Steve Jobs made famous.

Friendly and entertaining, iWork '09: The Missing Manual gives you crystal-clear and jargon-free ...

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With iWork '09, Apple's productivity applications have come of age. Unfortunately, their user guides are stuck in infancy. That's where iWork '09: The Missing Manual comes in. This book quickly guides you through everything you need to know about the Pages word-processor, the Numbers spreadsheet, and the Keynote presentation program that Al Gore and Steve Jobs made famous.

Friendly and entertaining, iWork '09: The Missing Manual gives you crystal-clear and jargon-free explanations of iWork's capabilities, its advantages over similar programs — and its limitations. You'll see these programs through an objective lens that shows you which features work well and which don't. With this book, you will:

  • Produce stunning documents and cinema-quality digital presentations
  • Take advantage of Mac OS X's advanced typography and graphics capabilities
  • Learn how to use the collection of themes and templates included with iWork
  • Get undocumented tips, tricks, and secrets for each program
  • Integrate with other iLife programs to use photos, audio, and video clips

Learn why iWork is the topic most requested by Missing Manual fans. One of the few sources available on Apple's incredible suite of programs, iWork '09: The Missing Manual will help you get the best performance out of Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and more in no time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596157586
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/4/2009
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 890
  • Sales rank: 540,738
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Josh Clark is a writer, designer, and developer who helps creative people clear technical hassles to share their ideas with the world. As speaker and consultant, he has helped scores of companies build effective websites and mobile apps. When he's not writing or speaking about clever design and humane software, he's building it. Josh is the creator of Big Medium, friendly software that actually makes it fun to manage a website. He's also the author of Best iPhone Apps and iWork '09: The Missing Manual, both published by O'Reilly. Before the rise of the Web, Josh worked on a slew of national PBS programs at WGBH-TV in Boston. He shared his three words of Russian with Mikhail Gorbachev, strolled the ranch with Nancy Reagan, hobnobbed with Rockefellers, and wrote trivia questions for a primetime game show. Now Josh makes words and spins code at his hypertext laboratory globalmoxie.com. He divides his time between Providence, Rhode Island, and Paris, France.

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits;
About the Author;
About the Creative Team;
Photo Credits;
The Missing Manual Series;
What You Can Do with iWork '09;
What's New in iWork '09;
The Very Basics;
About This Book;
Part I: Pages '09;
Chapter 1: Creating a Pages Document;
1.1 Two Programs in One;
1.2 Using Templates for Ready-to-Go Documents;
1.3 Your First Word-Processing Document;
1.4 Your First Page-Layout Document;
1.5 In the Buff: The Blank Template;
1.6 Opening an Existing Document;
1.7 Controlling the Document Window;
Chapter 2: Editing Text in Pages;
2.1 Word Processor Text vs. Text Boxes;
2.2 Basic Text Editing in iWork;
2.3 Undoing and Backing Up;
2.4 Changing Font Styles and Appearance;
2.5 Formatting Paragraphs;
2.6 Spaces, Invisibles, and Special Characters;
2.7 Working with Lists;
Chapter 3: Creating and Using Styles;
3.1 When You Need Styles: Know the Warning Signs;
3.2 Style Central: Meet the Styles Drawer;
3.3 Applying Styles;
3.4 Creating Styles by Example;
3.5 Finding and Copying Styles;
3.6 Changing the Default Font;
Chapter 4: Typo-Busting Power Tools;
4.1 Changing Your Mind: Find & Replace;
4.2 Spell Checking;
4.3 Reference Tools;
4.4 The Proofreader;
4.5 Auto-Correction and Text Substitution;
4.6 Tracking Changes;
Chapter 5: Document Format and Organization;
5.1 Document Formatting;
5.2 Organizing Your Document with Sections;
5.3 Auto-Entry: Formatted Text Fields;
5.4 Mail Merge with Address Book or Numbers;
5.5 Adding a Table of Contents;
5.6 Hyperlinks and Bookmarks;
5.7 Organizing Text with Outlines;
Chapter 6: Beyond Text: Laying Out Pages;
6.1 Templates: The Key to Prefab Page Designs;
6.2 Planning a Layout from Scratch;
6.3 Creating a Page-Layout Document;
6.4 Get on the Grid;
Chapter 7: Objects Up Close: Adding, Modifying, and More;
7.1 Floating vs. Inline Objects;
7.2 Adding Objects;
7.3 Working with Objects;
7.4 Modifying Object Styles;
7.5 Copying Objects and Graphic Styles;
Chapter 8: Building Tables and Charts;
8.1 Making Tables;
8.2 Making Mini-Spreadsheets with Formulas;
8.3 Creating Charts;
Chapter 9: Sharing Pages Documents;
9.1 Printing Your Documents;
9.2 Exporting Documents;
9.3 Sharing on iWork.com;
9.4 Publishing Online with iWeb;
Chapter 10: Streamline Your Projects: Creating Templates;
10.1 Template-Building Basics;
10.2 Modifying an Existing Template;
10.3 Creating Templates from Scratch;
10.4 Organizing Templates;
10.5 Sharing, Exchanging, and Buying Templates;
Part II: Keynote '09;
Chapter 11: Planning and Giving Great Presentations;
11.1 Planning the Presentation;
11.2 Building the Presentation;
11.3 Delivering the Presentation;
11.4 Presentation Setting and Gear;
Chapter 12: Creating a Keynote Slideshow;
12.1 Themes = Templates;
12.2 Your First Keynote Slideshow;
12.3 Browsing and Organizing Your Slides;
12.4 Saving Your Slideshow;
12.5 Opening an Existing Slideshow;
Chapter 13: Laying Out Your Slides;
13.1 Setting Up the Keynote Document;
13.2 Working with Objects;
13.3 Adding and Formatting Text Boxes;
13.4 Inserting Photos and Other Graphics;
13.5 Making Shapes;
13.6 Building Tables and Charts;
13.7 Adding Movies;
13.8 Making Noise: Sounds and Soundtracks;
13.9 Working with Hyperlinks;
13.10 Note to Self: Add a Comment;
13.11 Changing Slide Backgrounds;
13.12 Adding Slide Numbers;
Chapter 14: Animating Your Slides;
14.1 Adding Transitions;
14.2 Adding Object Builds;
14.3 Ordering and Automating Builds;
14.4 Adding Animations with Action Builds;
14.5 Copying Builds to Other Objects;
Chapter 15: Sharing Your Slideshows;
15.1 Setting Up the Presentation;
15.2 Playing Keynote Slideshows;
15.3 Creating Self-Playing Slideshows;
15.4 Setting Up Hyperlinks-Only Slideshows;
15.5 Printing Slides and Handouts;
15.6 Exporting to Other Formats;
15.7 Emailing Slideshows;
15.8 Sharing Your Slides Online;
15.9 Shipping Your Slides to Other iApps;
Chapter 16: Customizing Keynote Themes;
16.1 Keynote Theme Basics;
16.2 Modifying a Theme;
16.3 Building Themes from Scratch;
16.4 Saving Custom Themes;
16.5 Sharing and Buying Themes;
Part III: Numbers 09;
Chapter 17: Creating a Numbers Spreadsheet;
17.1 Picking a Numbers Template;
17.2 Your First Basic Spreadsheet;
17.3 Fancy Formulas and Glitzy Graphics;
17.4 Organizing Your Data with Sheets;
17.5 Saving Your Spreadsheet;
17.6 Opening an Existing Spreadsheet;
17.7 Previewing Your Spreadsheet in Print View;
Chapter 18: Editing Tables in Numbers;
18.1 Working with Table Objects;
18.2 Navigating Table Cells;
18.3 Editing Table Cells;
18.4 Using Different Types of Data;
18.5 Add It Quick: Data-Entry Shortcuts;
Chapter 19: Organizing Tables in Numbers;
19.1 Working with Rows and Columns;
19.2 Reorganize: Sort, Filter, Categorize;
19.3 Find & Replace;
19.4 Make It Pretty: Borders and Backgrounds;
19.5 Conditional Formats for "Content Alerts";
19.6 Working with Table Styles;
19.7 Capturing Reusable Tables;
Chapter 20: Using Formulas;
20.1 Formula Basics;
20.2 Instant Calculations;
20.3 Adding Quick Formulas;
20.4 Editing Formulas;
20.5 Copying and Moving Formulas;
20.6 Coping with Formula Errors;
20.7 Browsing and Searching Formulas;
Chapter 21: Advanced Data Crunching with Functions;
21.1 How Functions Work;
21.2 Adding Functions with the Function Browser;
21.3 Using Cell Ranges in Functions;
21.4 Common Math Functions;
21.5 Transforming Text in Formulas;
21.6 Working with Dates and Times;
21.7 What IF: Adding Logic to Formulas;
21.8 Looking Up and Fetching Cell Data;
Chapter 22: Charts: Giving Shape to Numbers;
22.1 Adding a Chart to Your Spreadsheet;
22.2 Working with a Chart's Table Data;
22.3 Editing Chart Text and Labels;
22.4 Formatting Charts;
22.5 Beware of Chartjunk;
Chapter 23: Designing Your Spreadsheet Report;
23.1 Working with Objects;
23.2 Identifying "Back Page" Data;
23.3 Adding Text Callouts;
23.4 Drawing Shapes;
23.5 Inserting Pictures;
23.6 Adding Movies and Sound;
Chapter 24: Sharing Your Spreadsheets;
24.1 Printing Your Spreadsheet;
24.2 Exporting to Other Formats;
24.3 Sharing with Pages and Keynote;
24.4 Distributing Your Spreadsheet Online;
Chapter 25: Creating Custom Numbers Templates;
25.1 Anatomy of a Numbers Template;
25.2 Building Your Own Template;
Part IV: Appendix;
Installing and Upgrading iWork;
Installing iWork '09;
Keeping iWork Up to Date;

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