iWork Portable Genius, Second Edition
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Maximize your use of Apple's unique office productivity suite

Dedicated Mac fans love the convenience and practicality of Numbers spreadsheets, Pages word processing, and Keynote presentations, the components of the iWork suite. This guide cuts to the chase, packed with tips and advice for getting the most from the newest version of these applications. It provides the basics on each application and how they work together, intermediate information, and cool ways to enhance your presentations and documents and create reports that analyze and interpret your data.

The iWork productivity suite provides spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation applications that Mac users love; this guide helps you make the most of each onePresents the essential information about the newest version of iWork in addition to tips and more advanced advice for making Numbers, Pages, and Keynote produce exactly what you wantShows how to create compelling and lively presentations, use formulas and functions to generate reports, format a variety of documents, and much more

iWork Portable Genius offers Mac aficionados the hip tips and tricks that maximize the power of the iWork suite.


Guy Hart-Davis is the author of more than 40 computing books, including Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone 5s and 5c, Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPad, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY iMac. He also writes about PCs, Windows, Linux, and VBA.


Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xxiv

Chapter 1: How Do I Get Started with iWork? 2

Chapter 2: How Do I Work with Documents in iWork Apps? 40

Chapter 3: How Do I Work with Text in iWork Apps? 66

Chapter 4: How Do I Use Common Features in iWork Apps? 102

Chapter 5: How Do I Create Attractive Documents in Pages? 158

Chapter 6: What Extra Features Do I Get Using Pages on OS X? 194

Chapter 7: How Do I Design and Lay Out Spreadsheets in Numbers? 210

Chapter 8: How Do I Perform Calculations in Numbers Spreadsheets? 238

Chapter 9: How Can I Create Dynamic Spreadsheets? 264

Chapter 10: How Do I Use the Extra Features in Numbers for OS X? 296

Chapter 11: How Can I Create Compelling Presentations with Keynote? 316

Chapter 12: How Do I Give Presentations Using Keynote? 342

Chapter 13: How Can I Use the Extra Features for Keynote in OS X? 364

Index 404