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iPad at Work For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-94956-6
432 pages
February 2015
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Get the most out of using your iPad at work

iPad at Work For Dummies provides essential and in-depth coverage for a variety of productivity-related tasks made possible on the iPad, from basics such as setting up and starting out with an iPad to tips on the best practices for enterprise-level word processing, spreadsheet creation, presenting, task management, project management, graphic design, and communication. Beyond that, it also includes down-to-earth examples of how to use an iPad at work, including synchronization, data backup, and communicating with Windows networks.

Written by an experienced and well-known iPad user, writer, podcaster, and lecturer who has taught many other professionals how to get the most from their Apple devices in the workplace, iPad at Work For Dummies goes beyond simple coverage of iWork to show you step-by-step the iPad's capabilities to quickly, professionally, and effectively create and interact with typical office documents and systems.

  • Covers the best software and practices for productively integrating the iPad into a work environment
  • Shows you how the iPad goes beyond use as an at-home device to make work easier
  • Includes examples that bring the information and instructions to life

If you're considering integrating the use of an iPad at work, or have recently begun and want to grasp the full spectrum of its capabilities in the workplace, iPad at Work For Dummies has you covered.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with iPad at Work 5

Chapter 1: The iPad Is Your New Computer — Much of the Time 7

Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Own iPad for Work 15

Chapter 3: Ensuring Your iPad’s Security 25

Chapter 4: Outfitting Your iPad for Travel 43

Part II: Gearing Up for Productivity 63

Chapter 5: Engaging Apple iWork: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote 65

Chapter 6: Opting for Microsoft Office 365: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 99

Chapter 7: Looking to Google Apps: Docs, Sheets, and Slides 133

Chapter 8: Getting Productive with Alternative Writing Tools 145

Chapter 9: Taking Notes 157

Chapter 10: Tackling Tasks and To?]Dos 177

Chapter 11: Outlining and Brainstorming 199

Part III: Collaborating and Communicating 217

Chapter 12: Wrangling Email, Contacts, and Calendars 219

Chapter 13: Messaging and Conferencing 259

Part IV: Accessing Online Resources 279

Chapter 14: Remotely Accessing Your Computer 281

Chapter 15: Exploring Web Browsers 295

Part V: Structuring and Sharing Documents 303

Chapter 16: Exploiting Cloud Storage 305

Chapter 17: Syncing and Sharing Files 319

Chapter 18: Working with PDFs and ePubs 335

Chapter 19: Giving Presentations 353

Chapter 20: Dealing with Graphics and Drawings 367

Part VI: The Part of Tens 383

Chapter 21: Ten Useful Utilities 385

Chapter 22: Specialty Apps for Ten Industries 397

Index 405

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Author Information

Galen Gruman has written more than 30 books on Mac OS X, the iPad, Windows 8, and desktop publishing software. Gruman writes the mobile and consumerization columns for InfoWorld, and he was a pioneer in the use of personal computing and desktop publishing technologies in the mid-1980s.

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