iWork: The Missing Manual

iWork: The Missing Manual

by Jessica Thornsby, Josh Clark


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Apple’s iWork is more versatile than ever now that there are versions for Mac, iOS, and even iCloud. The only thing iWork doesn’t include is its own how-to guide. That’s where this friendly, jargon-free Missing Manual comes in. With complete instructions and helpful examples, you’ll quickly learn how to create stunning documents, slideshows, and spreadsheets with iWork’s Pages, Keynote, and Numbers.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Create elegant files in minutes. Save tons of time by using iWork’s collection of prebuilt templates and themes.
  • Craft a variety of documents. Use Pages to design attractive newsletters, catalogs, brochures, flyers, and posters.
  • Build eye-popping presentations. Turn Keynote’s themes and easy-to-use cinematic effects into beautiful custom slideshows.
  • Organize and clearly convey information. Jazz up your Numbers spreadsheets with charts, images, and videos.
  • Always have your work on hand. Store your files in iCloud and have them sync automatically to your Mac and iOS devices.
  • Work anywhere, any time. Use the web-based iWork for iCloud to create projects on any computer—even a PC.
Versions covered:

This edition covers Pages for Mac 5.1, Keynote for Mac 6.1, Numbers for Mac 3.1, version 2.1 of each iOS app, and iWork for iCloud.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449393311
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/03/2014
Pages: 854
Sales rank: 316,132
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Jessica Thornsby is a technical writer based in sunny Sheffield, England. She writes about Android, app development, rooting and flashing mobile devices, Eclipse, Java and all things Apple. When not wordsmithing about technology, she writes about her local food and music scene, and keeping exotic pets. On the rare occasions that she’s dragged away from her keyboard, she enjoys beer gardens, going to concerts, cooking tongue-blistering curries, and obsessively researching her family tree.

Josh Clark is a writer, designer, and developer who helps creative people get clear of technical hassle to share their ideas with the world. When he's not writing 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 Web site and he's the author of iWork '09: The Missing Manual. In a previous life, Josh worked on a slew of national PBS programs at Boston's WGBH. He shared his three words of Russian with Mikhail Gorbachev, strolled the ranch with Nancy Reagan, and wrote trivia questions for a primetime game show. Now Josh makes words and spins code at his hypertext laboratory globalmoxie.com in Paris, France, where he lives with his wife Ellen.

Table of Contents

  • The Missing Credits

  • Introduction

  • Part 1: Pages for Mac

    • 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: Formatting and Organizing Documents

    • Chapter 6: Beyond Text: Laying Out Documents

    • Chapter 7: Objects Up Close: Adding, Modifying, and More

    • Chapter 8: Building Tables and Charts

    • Chapter 9: Sharing Pages Documents

    • Chapter 10: Creating Templates to Streamline Projects

  • Part 2: Keynote for Mac

    • Chapter 11: Creating a Keynote Slideshow

    • Chapter 12: Laying Out Slides

    • Chapter 13: Animating Slides

    • Chapter 14: Sharing Your Slideshows

    • Chapter 15: Customizing Keynote Themes

  • Part 3: Numbers for Mac

    • Chapter 16: Creating a Numbers Spreadsheet

    • Chapter 17: Editing Tables in Numbers

    • Chapter 18: Organizing Tables in Numbers

    • Chapter 19: Using Formulas

    • Chapter 20: Advanced Data Crunching with Functions

    • Chapter 21: Charts: Giving Shape to Data

    • Chapter 22: Designing Your Spreadsheet Report

    • Chapter 23: Sharing Your Spreadsheets

  • Part 4: iWork for iOS

    • Chapter 24: Pages for iOS

    • Chapter 25: Keynote for iOS

    • Chapter 26: Numbers for iOS

  • Part 5: iWork for iCloud

    • Chapter 27: An Intro to iCloud

    • Chapter 28: Pages for iCloud

    • Chapter 29: Keynote for iCloud

    • Chapter 30: Numbers for iCloud

  • Part 6: Appendix

    • Installing and Upgrading iWork

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