Programming Books C Java PHP Python Learn more Browse Programming Books

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player


iWork '09 For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Jesse Feiler
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Digital List Price: $26.99 What's this?
Print List Price: $26.99
Kindle Price: $17.99
You Save: $9.00 (33%)

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $17.99  
Paperback $19.44  
Unknown Binding --  
Shop the New Digital Design Bookstore
Check out the Digital Design Bookstore, a new hub for photographers, art directors, illustrators, web developers, and other creative individuals to find highly rated and highly relevant career resources. Shop books on web development and graphic design, or check out blog posts by authors and thought-leaders in the design industry. Shop now

Book Description

Dress up office documents the Apple way with iWork '09 and this friendly guide

If you're a Mac lover and want to explore life outside of that "other productivity suite," here's your chance to dress up your docs with Apple's iWork '09 and this easy-to-follow guide from Mac technology expert, Jesse Feiler. He draws on 20 years of experience with Apple software to share his secrets of producing fun and creative files using Apple iWork '09.

Explore iWork's word processing software, called Pages, and start cranking out text that not only reads well, it looks great. Add style to your spreadsheets with Numbers. And produce dazzling presentations with Keynote--all of it with iWork's special bells and whistles that will give your everyday documents extra Apple style. Discover how to:

  • Use this creative office productivity suite for your Mac
  • Harness the creative possibilities of iWork for home or office
  • Write text documents that look great, too
  • Crunch numbers and build spreadsheets that look great with Numbers
  • Easily build presentations that include multimedia and more

Why work when you can iWork with this great guide-and have some fun, too!

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

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

  • 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

Product Details

  • File Size: 12088 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470433728
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (April 8, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0026LTMDW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #743,953 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars
3.4 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars iWork for Dummies April 11, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dummies book February 9, 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Did not include the info I was looking for April 16, 2010
By Seemuth
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars iwork 09 For Dummies vs iwork Portable Genius March 5, 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not at the level of other "Dummy" books January 13, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2.0 out of 5 stars Not comprehensive March 14, 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not GREAT ! March 1, 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A worthwhile book but lacks examples that I expected ; more detail would be greatly appreciated in all of the sections.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Please e-mail it to my alternate site of <>. 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?


Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

More About the Author

Software developer and author specializing in new technologies, Mac OS X, and FileMaker. Consulting through North Country Consulting focuses on small business and non-profits, helping them use new technologies to manage their operations in retail, production, contact management, and planning.

Active in the non-profit world, treasurer of HB Studio and HB Playwrights Foundation, past-president of Mid-Hudson Library System. Interested in non-profit governance, specializing in trustee training seminars.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category