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iWork for Mac OS X Cookbook

Book Description

Over 50 recipes to go beyond the manuals and explore the incredible potential of iWork to do the job of a full creative suite.

  • Explodes the widely held view that iWork is simply Apple's version of MS Office by revealing the amazing creative power of this office suite

  • Use iWork to create high quality documents for professional printing or internet use

  • Written for both the new and experienced iWork user, this book is a step-by-step guide to creating dazzling graphics, unique clip art, logos, and sophisticated designs to rival top-end professional programs

In Detail

iWork is Apple on a shoestring: iWork costs a fraction of the price of full creative suites and yet is packed with the potential to achieve the same results.

With its word processing and design application called Pages, spreadsheet program Numbers, and presentation creator Keynote, the elegance of iWork is its intuitive behaviour which makes it easy to learn and popular with Mac users.

While Pages can open Word documents and be exported into Word, Numbers doesn't stumble over Excel and iWork documents can be created and viewed on portable devices. Lesser known is iWork's ability to give users great design capability which is comparable to top-end programs such as InDesign and Quark.

"iWork for Mac OSX Cookbook" is the 'missing manual' which shows users how to exploit iWork's full potential. By taking a lateral approach to this relatively inexpensive software, you can find solutions to all your professional and creative needs, from designing logos and brochures to producing a high quality monthly magazine.

This cookbook begins with simple ways to format and organize text with stunning graphic highlights and drop caps, as well as showing how easy it is to import and export MS documents in a couple of clicks.

This well-illustrated, step-by-step guide then shows you how to create your own unique clip art, logos, and photo cut-outs and even how to draw your own pictures for home or professional projects, such as cards or magazines.

Packed with the author's own tips and his 'beyond the manuals' approach to iWork, this book will convince you that, whatever you're working on, this is the only productivity suite you need.

Table of Contents

  1. iWork for Mac OS X Cookbook
    1. Table of Contents
    2. iWork for Mac OS X Cookbook
    3. Credits
    4. Foreword
    5. About the Author
    6. Acknowledgement
    7. About the Reviewers
    8. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
    9. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Errata
        2. Piracy
        3. Questions
    10. 1. Lateral Thinking
      1. Introduction
      2. What to do when color options disappear
        1. How to do it...
        2. There's more...
        3. See also
      3. Copying and pasting from Numbers to Pages
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works
        3. There's more...
      4. Stacking photos by using the Bring to Front and Send to Back options to layer photos
        1. How to do it...
        2. There's more...
      5. Using Command + F to search long documents when editing
        1. How to do it...
        2. There's more...
          1. Using Command + F for proofing
          2. Using Command + F in other applications
          3. Using Command + F in internet browsers
    11. 2. Working with Text
      1. Introduction
      2. Changing font (typeface) using toolbar, menus, or Font Panel—when to use which
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
          1. Menus
          2. Shortcuts
          3. Toolbar
          4. Font Panel
        3. There's more...
      3. Blank paragraphs versus spaces after paragraphs
        1. How to do it...
        2. There's more...
      4. Fitting more text on a page than it can hold
        1. How to do it...
          1. Letter or resume
          2. Small advertisement
        2. There's more...
      5. Using tabs to stop text sticking to the edges of a colored background
        1. How to do it...
        2. There's more...
      6. Creating smudged highlights for text
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
          1. Creating a highlight with a line
          2. Creating a highlight with a rectangle
        3. There's more...
      7. Creating drop caps with the Custom Image bullets
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
          1. Using Text Bullets
          2. Using screenshots of letters or custom images for drop caps
        3. There's more...
    12. 3. Working Across Platforms and Applications
      1. Introduction
      2. Dragging a Word file onto the Pages icon to open it
        1. How to do it...
        2. There's more...
      3. Opening the Excel documents in Numbers, editing them, and exporting them back into Excel
        1. How to do it...
        2. There's more...
      4. Keynote and PowerPoint—working together
        1. How to do it...
        2. There's more...
      5. Using screenshots and PNG files—shortcuts, options, and tricks
        1. How to do it...
        2. There's more...
      6. Fitting files of other formats into iWork documents
        1. How to do it...
        2. There's more...
      7. Making JPEG images from iWork documents
        1. How to do it...
        2. There's more...
      8. Making a good PDF from an iWork document, and CMYK PDFs for professional printing
        1. How to do it...
        2. There's more...
      9. Dragging and dropping files from one application to another
        1. How to do it...
        2. There's more...
    13. 4. Where to Find Shortcuts and How to Remember Them
      1. Introduction
      2. Shortcuts for opening new documents, new folders, and duplicates
        1. How to do it...
          1. Creating a new document, using Command + N
            1. Doing graphics in a separate document
            2. Text Box
            3. Photos and graphics
          2. Making a new folder, using Command + Shift + N
          3. Creating a duplicate, using Command + D
        2. There's more...
      3. Saving and autosaving—don't rely on Auto Save
        1. How to do it...
        2. There's more...
      4. Send to Back and Bring to Front—iWork-specific shortcuts
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
        3. There's more...
      5. Grouping and ungrouping—making multiple elements into one
        1. How to do it...
        2. There's more...
      6. Undo and Redo—the most important shortcuts
        1. How to do it...
          1. Undo—Command + Z
          2. Redo—Command + Shift + Z
        2. There's more...
    14. 5. Working with Photos: Tips and Tricks
      1. Introduction
      2. Placing, cropping, editing, moving, and resizing photos
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
          1. Editing photos
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Cropping photos
          2. Wrapping inline photos
          3. Using the Metrics Inspector to move floating photos
        5. See also...
      3. Masking photos, and the magnifying glass trick
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
          1. Instant Alpha
          2. Step sequence
          3. Masking
        4. See also...
      4. Masking versus Image Fill—when Image Fill is easier than Masking
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      5. Background images—setting a photo as the background and finding suitable photos
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
        3. There's more...
      6. Removing and changing the background in photos with Instant Alpha
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      7. Using "patches" to improve photos
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      8. Making cutouts with edited masks
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
          1. Making the mask editable
          2. Curving the Mask
        4. There's more...
        5. See also...
    15. 6. Graphic Design—Working with Clip Art and Making Your Own
      1. Introduction
      2. Making symbols from Character Palette into clip art—where to find clip art for iWork
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. There's more...
          1. MS Office clip art is compatible
          2. Wikipedia/Wikimedia
          3. Create your own clip art
        4. See also
      3. Using elements of iWork templates as clip art—clipping a photo to a hand-written note
        1. How to do it...
        2. There's more...
      4. Making your digital photos into a piece of clip art
        1. How to do it...
        2. There's more...
        3. See also
      5. Putting images inside letters—filling letters with photos and other graphic images
        1. How to do it...
        2. There's more...
      6. Turning a star into a thought bubble—how to edit shapes
        1. How to do it...
        2. There's more...
    16. 7. Graphic Design: Making Your Own Logo
      1. Introduction
      2. Editing basic shapes to create a logo
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      3. Adding or deleting editing points to create a heart shape
        1. How to do it...
        2. There's more...
        3. See also
      4. Drawing logos with the free draw tool: Picasso's dog
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
          1. Angular and curved points
        4. There's more...
      5. Rectangle, oval, and arrow: stacking, editing, and finding the right color
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works
        4. There's more...
      6. Drawing a human shape and turning it into a logo
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      7. Making your own images by tracing photos and other images: drawing a Robin
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      8. Writing letters for your logo with the draw tool: the principles of a good logo
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
    17. 8. PDFs and Professional Printing
      1. Introduction
      2. Producing a CMYK-separated PDF for a professional print shop
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      3. Setting PDFs for professional print shops, and a few tips
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. There's more...
          1. Additional tips
        4. See also
      4. Understanding the elements of a print-shop-ready document
        1. How to do it...
          1. Adding 3 mm (0.12 inch) as trim all around
          2. Alignment elements
            1. Bleeds
            2. Colors
        2. There's more...
          1. Registration marks
          2. Trim marks
          3. Color bar
          4. Slugs
      5. Finding the right print shop
        1. How to do it...
        2. See also
    18. 9. Planning Large, Long-term Projects
      1. Introduction
      2. Preparing a full set of promotional literature
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      3. Creating a custom bulleted list when planning a brochure
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      4. Designing the title in print or electronic format
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
          1. Brand color
          2. Title as image
          3. Character spacing
          4. Deactivate wrap
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      5. Using iWork templates to create your own media placeholder
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
        3. There's more...
        4. See also
      6. Using styles to create a company brand look
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      7. Setting the document size—what to keep in mind when preparing a book in iWork
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
          1. Margins
          2. Truncating
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
    19. 10. Designing from Scratch: Beyond Templates
      1. Editing a shape to create a graphic design element
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
          1. Editable shapes
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      2. Drawing curved lines to enhance the graphic detail in a design
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      3. Using flowing colors for graphic headings
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
          1. Text
          2. Creating an image
          3. Gradient Fill
          4. Alpha tool
          5. Shadow
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      4. Using the color picker to create a custom color palette
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      5. Fading an image from side to side with an overlapping object
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      6. Setting custom document dimensions
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      7. Using columns and Text Boxes to lay out text
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      8. Designing repeating elements such as footer and object co-ordinates, and creating sections
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
    20. 11. Mastering Numbers: Tips, Techniques, and Fun
      1. Introduction
      2. Rearranging rows and columns
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      3. Hiding columns instead of deleting them
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      4. Adding up selected cells
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. There's more...
      5. Setting and using formulas in financial documents
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      6. Making documents secure and private
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      7. Adding pictures to cells
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      8. Using color coding—changing table row colors and setting cells to change color automatically
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      9. Using clip art and photos in charts—the unbeatable visual effect of Numbers documents
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
          1. First demonstration
          2. Second demonstration
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
    21. 12. Keynote Uncovered: a Few Techniques
      1. Introduction
      2. Adding text to Keynote slides
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. See also
      3. Placing and editing photos in Keynote slides
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
      4. Copying Keynote slides into Pages and Numbers
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. There's more...
        4. See also
      5. Adding audio files to slideshows
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. There's more...
      6. Making QuickTime movies from Keynote slideshows
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
        5. See also
    22. Index