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A portable guide to the most-used features of iWork '09, Apple's office productivity suite
Even in a down economy, Macs are enjoying increased popularity. iWork '09 provides an alternative to Microsoft Office. This guide covers the key skills, tools, and shortcuts to help you make the most of the iWork applications: keynote presentation software, pages for document creation, and the numbers spreadsheet program.
Here are the tips and tricks that will help you work more efficiently and use all the features of iWork. iWork '09 Portable Genius gets straight to the point with the authoritative information Mac-savvy users want to know. And the handy portable size makes it easy to slip in your laptop case so it goes where you go.
- A full-color guide to the shortcuts and tips that let you maximize what you can do with iWork '09
- Learn to edit, organize, and create documents using Pages; create stellar presentations with Keynote; and calculate and analyze data in Numbers
- Handy 6 x 9 trim size size fits in your MacBook case
- Designed for those who want to make the most of the Mac digital lifestyle
- Helps you take full advantage of Apple's office productivity suite
With iWork '09 Portable Genius, you'll be able to do more with iWork than you ever imagined.
Mac users are passionate and loyal and these books capture that same feeling in pedagogy and series style. Titles in the Portable Geniusseries are not comprehensive; instead they aim to provide readers with the most accessible, useful information possible by giving readers tips and techniques for the most used features in a product or software. A handy smaller trim size makes it easy for readers to carry with them essential information on the hottest tips and tricks for their Mac. They’ll find essential information coupled with savvy advice on everything from simple tasks like getting started with iWork and an overview of the shared features, to intermediate information, and hip tips that cover how to use all the applications in iWork. Readers will be able to create compelling and lively presentations with Keynote, generate reports and analyze data using formulas and functions in Numbers, and formatting Pages to create a variety of documents.
The Genius is in.
You don't have to be a genius to use iWork '09. But if you want to get the very most out of this suite of applications, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work and start ramping up the pace. Want to create professional-quality documents? Make your spreadsheets powerful and unique? Deliver a persuasive presentation in person, on paper, or via the Internet? You'll find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access shortcuts and tools that will save you loads of time and let you enjoy the iWork '09 applications to the max. Keep this indispensable Genius on hand and watch your iWork IQ soar.
Fun, hip, and straightforward, the new Portable Genius series gives forward-thinking Apple users useful information in handy, compact books that are easy to navigate and don't skimp on the essentials. Collect the whole series and make the most of your Apple digital lifestyle.
About the Author
Guy Hart-Davis is the author of more than 50 computing books, including iLife '09 Portable Genius and Mac OS X Leopard QuickSteps, and the coauthor of iMac Portable Genius.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What Are the Common iWork Features That I Need to Know?
Chapter 2: How Can I Work Faster in Pages?
Chapter 3: How Can I Get the Most Out of Styles and Formatting?
Chapter 4: What Special Formatting Can I Use to Give My Documents Impact?
Chapter 5: Now That I’ve Made My Document, How Can I Use It?
Chapter 6: How Can I Work More Efficiently in Numbers?
Chapter 7: How Do I Perform Calculations in Numbers Spreadsheets?
Chapter 8: How Can I Make My Spreadsheets Dynamic?
Chapter 9: How Can I Make My Spreadsheet Easy to Use and Share?
Chapter 10: How Can I Create Presentations Quickly in Keynote?
Chapter 11: How Do I Make My Presentations Lively and Compelling?
Chapter 12: What Is the Best Way to Give My Presentation?