In the only Apple-certified book on iWork '09, you will learn to create and publish everything from first-rate business presentations to professional marketing packages. Working step by step through self-paced, real-world projects (everything you need is on the DVD), you will use Keynote, Pages, and Numbers to produce sophisticated results. Author Richard Harrington starts out with the basics of the software interface and quickly has you designing, editing, and publishing. He shows you how to use Numbers to create expense reports and project budgets and to plan special events. You will also learn to use the cinematic effects in Keynote and the new Apple-designed templates in Pages. The guide includes complete coverage of all the new features in iWork '09 including:. Pages '09, Apple's word processing and layout package, now allows users to merge their data from Numbers or their contacts from Address book to create personalized documents; a new full screen view; and an enhanced template chooser with 180 Apple-designed templates. Keynote '09 , Apple's presentation software, offers new Magic Move feature that lets users add sophisticated animation to their projects; new text and object based transitions; and new 3D charts and animations. Numbers '09 , allows which allows users to create gorgeous looking spreadsheets quickly, now offers Easy formulas with over 250 functions; new Table categories; and an Enhanced Template Chooser
Excellent Training for iWork
By sandy desert "solo1" - May 14, 2009
I'm finding these PeachPit Press Apple Training Series books to be a great resource for learning the Apple Pro and Consumer software products. I've always looked at another product previously for more information on Apple software. Since learning Aperture 2 with Harrington's book, I decided to try iWork as well. I'm a newcomer to iWork and bought iWork for the first time. So, I needed instruction to bring me up to speed. This tutorial/project based resource was just the ticket for me. This book covers the basics very handily and goes into a few specific and outstanding features for each of the 3 programs. With Keynote, I was most impressed with one of the actions that animated a motorcycle to appear to 'drive' off the slide. What is amazing, is how simple this is implemented in Keynote. Pages had a few hidden features that Harrington's book pointed out. One was autoflowing text between text boxes and another connected objects with a connector line. Again, Apple's software... read more
Good but rates best for Keynote not as good for most users
By Hartley J. Jackson - August 29, 2009
The first 40% of Apple Training Series iWork '09 contains a wonderful set of tutorials and advice about creating great presentations. Richard Harrington, the author, is the owner of an award winning visual communications company. The result is reflected in the quality and content of the tutorials. The Apple Training Series is the official curriculum for the Apple Training and Certification Program. The subject of the tutorials and the accuracy of their presentation is as high as you would expect from Apple in their official training.
Each of the 16 lessons in Apple Training Series iWork '09 ends with open ended questions and their answers which provide valuable feedback about how well we have learned what was in that lesson, and a summary of some key information.
iWork is a well integrated program. Once you have learned to use Keynote you have learned much of what you will be using in Pages and in Numbers.
For those most interested in learning Keynote,... read more
Comes with a DVD-ROM with lesson and media files attached
By Midwest Book Review - June 16, 2009
This Apple-certified training guide packs in details on the iWork suite of tools, pairing real-world project examples with keys on how to design presentations, add animated charts and custom backgrounds, and publish on the Web using the iWork tools. Both business and computer libraries will relish a training workbook that comes with a DVD-ROM with lesson and media files attached, and tells how to use iWork to create professional, polished results.
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