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Be productive the Mac way! Discover the creative possibilities of iWork '09

Not only can you do the same things with iWork that you can with that "other" suite of office productivity tools, but you can spend less and be more creative too. Here's how to start creating slick-looking documents and page layouts with Pages, knockout charts and reports with Numbers, and presentations with polish using Keynote. Why settle for less?

  • Get down to work — find your way around iWork and discover how the tools let you work more efficiently
  • Do it and reuse it — take advantage of iWork functionality such as themes and templates that you can customize and reuse

  • Turn the Pages — work with Pages templates, set preferences, and create templates of your own

  • Dress up your documents — see how Pages combines word processing with design capabilities for great layouts

  • It's on the table — take advantage of tables in Numbers to make spreadsheets more visually appealing

  • Chart it — display data in charts that communicate

  • Capture their attention — choose from among Keynote's themes to create visually stunning presentations

  • Finishing touches — add video and sound to your Keynote presentation

Open the book and find:

  • Shortcut menus and commands
  • How to manage and customize the iWork toolbar

  • Tips for working with the Inspectors

  • How to make the most of tables and formulas

  • How to work with ready-made templates that you can modify

  • Cool ways to dress up Keynote presentations

  • Ways to automate your work with AppleScript and Automator

  • What you can do with iWork.com

  • How to use Keynote's multiscreen Presenter Display

About the Author

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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 12088 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470433728
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (April 8, 2009)
  • Publication Date: April 8, 2009
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0026LTMDW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,117,850 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jesse Feiler is a developer, consultant, and author specializing in Apple technologies. He is the creator of Minutes Machine for iPad, the meeting management app, Saranac River Trail app a guide to the Trail that includes location-based updates as well as social media tools. His apps are available in the App Store and are published by Champlain Arts Corp (champlainarts.com). As a consultant; he has worked with small businesses and nonprofits on projects such as production control, publishing, and project management usually involving FileMaker.

He is heard regularly on WAMC Public Radio for the Northeast's The Roundtable. He is President of the Plattsburgh Public Library and founder of Friends of Saranac River Trail, Inc. A native of Washington DC, he has lived in New York City and currently lives in Plattsburgh NY.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By S. Iverson on April 11, 2010
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Very straight forward and readable. Much easier to follow than the more technical texts. Does not assume one already knows a lot about the subject.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Stalter on February 9, 2012
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I've bought Dummies books for years and have usually been very satisfied with them. This one was written carelessly with a minimum of useable information.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jacqueline Smith on March 5, 2012
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Iwork For Dummies is for those of us who just want a layman's approach to finding out how to operate the program or how to find out what you are doing wrong etc. It uses a layout that makes sense, is easy to understand and most importantly an Index that is set up to guide you to what you need to learn in a clear and organized way.

Originally I purchased the Portable Genius self help book and to this day I feel like I am reading a foreign language. Who ever set that one up did not think about how people would even find what they needed to find let alone understand it. In their defense..I did not know at the time that a "Genius" in regard to Apple products is a brain at the real life store who finds out what is wrong with your computers etc. Usually young people, who have grown up with computers, that do not realize those of us who came late to them are confused at best and in complete panic at the worst when things go wrong.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By KarenS on April 16, 2010
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I have bought a number of Dummies books and found them helpful. iWork 09 for Dummies was a disappointment. It did not include answers to specific tasks I am trying to do. I have used Microsoft Office for years and I'm trying to switch to iWork and thought this book would guide me along the way.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Elaine Frances on January 13, 2011
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This book does not live up to other Dummy books. I have been unable to find information that I am looking for. The index is inadequate. When I did find info on a topic, the information was not pertinent. I would not recommend buying this book.
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By JJ on July 18, 2013
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I am a big fan of "Dummies" book. When I first purchased a desktop, I found these books to be very helpful. I have never used iWork, as I had started off with Windows, and utilised Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint and Microsoft Words. Numbers, Pages and Keynote is very new to me, and after purchasing iWork for Dummies I now know how to operate Numbers, Pages & Keynote. This book is easy to follow and understand..Thank goodness for "Dummies" book.
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Please e-mail it to my alternate site of <dotscotm2@yahoo.com>. Googles' filter system may have sent that Download somewhere
I don't know of. Maybe i've gotta be able to print this training course. I still am without a printer, Any suggestions?

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By Luzviminda on March 14, 2014
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This is a very flimsy manual - even for dummies. There are not enough illustrations, and many details are passed over. It is not complete. I've had to buy The Missing Manual for a more complete guide to using iWork '09
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