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iWork For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-77020-7
456 pages
April 2012
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Boost your business productivity with the latest iWork features

iWork, Apple's unique business productivity suite, isn't just for your Mac or MacBook anymore. Now you can take your favorite iWork applications everywhere you go with iWork for iPad! iWork features Pages, an integrated word processing/page layout program; Numbers, a spreadsheet program that lets you present your figures in impressive new ways; and Keynote presentation software that makes PowerPoint look last-century.

This friendly guide shows you how to use each one to the fullest, on your Mac or iPad. Create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations that are fresh and eye-popping, and do it wherever you and your iPad happen to be!

  • Mac and iPad sales are booming, and iWork is the productivity suite uniquely designed for the Mac platform
  • Covers using the three iWork applications: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote
  • Addresses working with other file formats, converting documents to e-books, sharing your work on iWork.com, and more
  • Shows how to create stunning documents, reports, and presentations on your Mac or iPad and share them online

Work the way you want with iWork and iWork For Dummies!

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Introducing iWork 5

Chapter 1: Starting Out with iWork 7

Chapter 2: Working Effectively with iWork 35

Chapter 3: Managing the iWork for Mac Menus and Toolbars 59

Chapter 4: Using Text and Text Boxes 77

Chapter 5: Working with Colors, Fonts, Shapes, and Images 109

Chapter 6: Working with Tables and Charts 143

Part II: Turning the Page with Pages 159

Chapter 7: Getting to Know Pages 161

Chapter 8: Editing Word-Processing Documents on Mac 181

Chapter 9: Editing Page Layout Documents with Pages for Mac 195

Chapter 10: Fine-Tuning Your Pages for Mac Documents 207

Chapter 11: Improving Your Documents with Comments and Track Changes (Mac Only)  219

Chapter 12: Working with Long Word-Processing Documents (Mac Only) 229

Part III: Counting on Numbers 247

Chapter 13: Getting to Know Numbers 249

Chapter 14: Creating and Editing Numbers Documents 263

Chapter 15: Working with Cells and Formulas (iOS) 283

Chapter 16: Working with Cells and Formulas (Mac) 297

Chapter 17: Working with Charts 317

Chapter 18: Formatting and Printing Numbers Documents 333

Part IV: Presenting Keynote 349

Chapter 19: Creating a Keynote Presentation 351

Chapter 20: Presenting a Keynote Presentation 369

Chapter 21: Improving Your Keynote Presentation 379

Part V: The Part of Tens 399

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Share Content 401

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Let iWork for Mac Do the Work for You 407

Index 419

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Author Information

Jesse Feiler has specialized in Apple technology for 20 years. As a developer, he has worked with Xcode and Cocoa; as an author, speaker, and consultant, he shares his expertise in a wide variety of Apple software. He maintains a blog at www.northcountryconsulting.com.

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