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iWork '09: The Missing Manual

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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 ...

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Overview

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: 837,526
  • 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

Introduction

Part I: Pages '09

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

Part II: Keynote '09

Chapter 11: Planning and Giving Great Presentations

Chapter 12: Creating a Keynote Slideshow

Chapter 13: Laying Out Your Slides

Chapter 14: Animating Your Slides

Chapter 15: Sharing Your Slideshows

Chapter 16: Customizing Keynote Themes

Part III: Numbers 09

Chapter 17: Creating a Numbers Spreadsheet

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

Part IV: Appendix

Installing and Upgrading iWork

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2010

    Must have this book to operate programs on your new Mac.

    Provides all the information needed to understand how to do specifics---what used to be included in the instruction book when you purchased a new computer (which is no longer included from the manufacturer).

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