Making the Most of AppleWorks / Edition 1

Making the Most of AppleWorks / Edition 1

by Sharon Yoder, Irene Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205361293

ISBN-13: 9780205361298

Pub. Date: 09/27/2002

Publisher: Pearson

This textbook introduces the basic skills for working in the word processing, painting, drawing, presentation, spreadsheet, and database environments available in AppleWorks 6.0. The authors (University of Oregon) provide step-by-step instructions accompanied by screenshots for performing specific tasks. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR  See more details below

Overview

This textbook introduces the basic skills for working in the word processing, painting, drawing, presentation, spreadsheet, and database environments available in AppleWorks 6.0. The authors (University of Oregon) provide step-by-step instructions accompanied by screenshots for performing specific tasks. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205361298
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
09/27/2002
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
About the Authorsxv
Chapter 1The Word Processing Environment: Getting Started1
Opening Appleworks2
Macintosh Users2
Macintosh Users--OSX2
Windows Users3
And Then You See ...4
Creating a New Word Processing Document5
Working With Text7
Entering Text7
Modifying Text8
Saving Your Work11
Formatting Text16
Setting Document Margins17
Setting Paragraph Margins17
Modifying Line Spacing and Alignment from the Ruler20
Modifying Line Spacing and Alignment22
Changing the Appearance of Characters in the Text26
Type and Readability28
Using Tabs29
Saving and Printing31
Summary and Tips32
You Are Smarter Than Your Computer32
Control Those Files32
Backup and Backup Again33
Keystroke and Mouse Shortcuts33
Button Bar Summary33
Customizing the Button Bar34
Beyond the Typewriter--Word Processing Rules34
Chapter 2Power Word Processing36
Extending the Word Processor36
Using Tab Leaders36
Using Footers39
Using Headers and Footers40
Creating and Using Columns41
Customizing Documents That Use Columns43
Using Sections49
Tools Used in Multiple Environments51
Find and Change51
Checking Spelling52
Page Number, Date, and Time52
Saving Templates53
Documents in Other Formats55
Other Useful Features56
Customizing Your Screen56
Controlling Your Screen View57
Styles and Stylesheets59
Creating Styles: An Example60
Working with Styles67
Why Is Based On Used?68
Success With Styles70
Digging Deeper70
Using Styles in Other Documents74
Increasing Readability76
Summary and Tips78
Beyond the Typewriter--Word Processing Rules80
Chapter 3Using the Paint Environment81
Paint Versus Draw82
Getting Started83
Customizing the Paint Screen84
Ah! So Many Tools86
Filling Shapes87
Modifying Lines90
Tools That Draw Shapes92
Tools for Drawing Lines94
Other Painting Tools96
Take Time97
Tools for Editing97
Using Selected Images100
Cut, Copy, Paste, and More100
Transforming Selections100
Flipping, Rotating, and Sizing103
Some "Tricks" Worth Knowing104
Using Text105
Control and Constrain106
Summary and Tips107
Chapter 4Using the Draw Environment110
Getting Started111
Using Tools in Draw113
Working with Draw Objects115
Flipping, Rotating, and Scaling115
Modifying a Draw Object116
Is Sizing a Problem?117
Working with Layers117
Aligning Objects119
Grouping Objects120
Paint Versus Draw--Again!121
Creating a Title Using Paint, Draw, and the Word Processing Environments123
Inline and Floating Graphics125
Inline Graphics125
Floating Graphics126
Graphics? Where?129
Summary and Tips129
Chapter 5Tables, Outlines, and Presentations131
Using Tables132
So, First There Are Frames132
Creating Tables133
Editing Tables134
Exploring Tables139
The Value of Symbols139
Creating Outlines139
Using the Presentation Environment144
Starting a Presentation145
Making Slides for Your Presentation147
Slide Shows153
Summary and Tips159
Chapter 6Getting Started Using Spreadsheets160
Getting Started161
Creating a Spreadsheet162
Editing the Contents of Cells164
Formatting in Spreadsheets165
Using Formulas in Spreadsheets169
Valuable Spreadsheet Features172
Summary and Tips174
Chapter 7Spreadsheet Charts and More176
Some Tips and Techniques176
Customizing Your Screen176
Searching and Sorting176
Making Charts (Graphs)177
Creating a Chart177
Selecting the Chart Type178
Step 1The Spreadsheet Layout179
Step 2Select the Data180
Step 3Add a Title181
The Charts Options Dialog Box181
Adjusting Axes181
Working with Series182
Controlling Labels184
General Characteristics185
A Chart Problem: Nonadjacent Data186
More Tips188
Summary and Tips188
Chapter 8Getting Started in the Database Environment190
Understanding Databases191
Creating a Database192
Designing a Database192
Creating Field Names193
Examining Your Database196
Editing Your Database198
Editing Records198
Editing Fields199
Sorting202
Searching204
Searching Using Find204
Using Formulas in Searches209
Summary and Tips215
Chapter 9Using Databases to Represent Information217
Representing Different Data Types217
Number, Text, Date, and Time Data219
Names--A Special Data Type220
Simplifying Data Entry with Data Types221
Other Special Data Types223
Exploring Layouts for a Report223
Understanding Reports and Layouts224
Creating a New Report Layout228
Enhancing Your Report Layouts233
Creating Mailing Labels236
Using Mail Merge239
Summary and Tips241
Appendix 1Keyboard Shortcuts243
Appendix 2More Keyboard Shortcuts245
Appendix 3Sample Document Formatting246
Index248

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