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  • Copyright 2001
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9"
  • Pages: 488
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-201-70282-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-201-70282-8

Using the AppleWorks 6 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers will learn every thing they need to master the many tools in AppleWorks. Revised from the ground up by a new author, the new edition offers complete cross-platform coverage replete with hundreds of illustrations and examples highlighting classroom and home-use projects. Additions not in previous edition will include a section highlighting AppleWorksÕs new Presentation module.

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Table of Contents


1. Using AppleWorks 6.

Why AppleWorks? What's New in AppleWorks 6? Using this Book.

2. AppleWorks Basics.

The Main Window. The Menus. The Floating Palettes. Working with Floating Palettes.

3. Working with Documents.

Creating, Opening, and Closing Documents. Importing and Exporting Documents. Saving and Reverting Documents. Quitting AppleWorks. Using Assistants and Templates. Mixing Document Types. Using Frames. Inserting Files.

4. Using Clippings.

Finding Local Clippings. Inserting Clippings. Adding Clippings. Adding Local Clippings. Adding AppleWorks 5 Libraries. Adding Clippings from the AppleWorks Web Site. Deleting Clippings. Managing Clipping Tabs. Creating Clipping Tabs. Moving Clippings to Other Tabs. Reordering Clipping Tabs. Hiding, Disabling, and Deleting Clipping Tabs.


5. Entering and Editing Text.

Creating Word-processing Documents. Changing Document Settings. Using the Text Ruler. Entering and Editing Text. Undoing and Redoing Actions. Adding Line Breaks and Paragraphs. Showing and Hiding Line Breaks and Paragraphs. Finding and Replacing Text. Inserting Dates, Times, and Page Numbers. Inserting Equations.

6. Formatting Text.

Changing Fonts and Text Sizes. Changing Text Styles and Colors. Changing Text Alignment and Line Spacing. Formatting Paragraphs. Setting Tabs. Creating Sections. Removing Sections. Numbering Sections. Changing Section Attributes. Creating Columns. Removing Columns. Creating Uneven Columns. Inserting Column Breaks. Creating Headers, Footers, and Footnotes. Creating Footers. Creating Differing Headers and Footers. Creating Footnotes.

7. Creating and Using Tables.

Inserting Tables. Selecting and Moving Table Elements. Inserting and Deleting Table Elements. Resizing Table Elements. Splitting and Merging Cells. Evening Up Rows and Columns. Changing and Formatting Cells. Aligning Cell Content. Adding Diagonal Line to Cells. Changing Background Colors and Patterns. Changing Borders. Converting Tables and Text.

8. Text Extras.

Using and Changing Styles. Creating and Using Outlines. Using the Spelling Checker and Thesaurus. Wrapping Text Around Frames and Objects. Linking Text Frames.


9. Creating Spreadsheets.

Starting Spreadsheets. Making Selections. Editing, Copying, and Moving Cells. Filling and Locking Cells. Working with Rows or Columns. Formatting Spreadsheets. Entering and Editing Formulas. Sorting Spreadsheets. Viewing Spreadsheets.

10. Making Charts.

Creating a Chart. Modifying the Chart Type. Modifying the Axes. Modifying the Data Series. Modifying the Labels. Making General Changes. Copying, Pasting, and Resizing Charts.


11. Using Databases.

Anatomy of a Database. Planning and Building Databases. Switching Database Modes. Defining Fields. Choosing a Field Type. Defining and Changing Fields. Setting Field Entry Options. Using Calculation and Summary fields. Importing Data into a New Database.

12. Creating Database Layouts.

Choosing a Layout Type. Creating Layouts. Deleting Layouts. Creating Label Layouts. Creating Form Letter Layouts with Mail Merge. Working with Parts. Inserting Summary Parts. Resizing and Deleting Parts. Working with Fields in Layouts. Inserting Fields in Layouts. Removing Fields in Layouts. Resizing Fields in Layouts. Rearranging Fields in Layouts. Changing the Field Tab Order. Formatting Layout Fields.

13. Working with Records.

Opening and Viewing Records. Adding, Duplicating, and Deleting Records. Moving within Records. Navigating from Record to Record. Finding and Sorting Records. Making Find Requests. Creating Reusable Searches. Omitting Records. Sorting Records. Creating Reusable Sorts.


14. Drawing.

Drawing vs Painting. Creating Drawing Documents. Using the Drawing Tools. Selecting Objects with the Arrow Tool. Adding Text. Drawing Lines. Drawing Rectangles and Squares. Drawing Rounded Rectangles. Drawing Ovals and Circles. Drawing Freehand Shapes. Drawing Bezier Shapes. Creating Polygons. Creating Arcs. Using the Eyedropper Tool. Using the Accents Palette. Moving and Handling Objects. Using the Autogrid. Rearranging Objects. Aligning Objects. Resizing Objects. Using the Object Size Dialog Box. Rotating Objects. Flipping Objects. Reshaping Objects. Grouping and Ungrouping Objects. Locking and Unlocking Objects.

15. Painting.

Creating Painting Documents. Using the Autogrid. Setting Resolution and Color Depth. Using the Painting Tools. Using the Selection Tools. Using the Paintbrush Tool. Using the Pencil and Paint Bucket Tools. Using the Spray Can Tool. Using the Eraser Tool. Transforming Paint Selections. Slanting Selections. Stretching Selections. Adding Perspective to Selections. Resizing Selections. Filling Selections. Copying Part of Another Painting. Inverting Selections. Blending Selections. Tinting Selections. Lightening and Darkening Selections. Switching Painting Modes.

16. Creating Presentations.

Creating Presentation Documents. Creating Slides. Creating Master Slides. Editing and Deleting Master Slides. Creating Regular Slides. Editing and Deleting Regular Slides. Adding Transitions, Movies, and Sounds. Arranging Slides. Controlling Which Slides Appear. Running the Slide Show. Printing Presentations.


17. Creating Links and Web Pages.

Creating Anchors and Links. Defining Anchors. Changing and Deleting Anchors. Organizing Anchors. Reaching Anchors. Adding Links. Changing and Deleting Links. Organizing Links. Turning Links Off and On. Saving Documents for the Web. Changing the Web Graphics Format.

18. Macros, Scripts, and Printing.

Creating Macros. Playing Macros. Editing Macros. Deleting Macros. Sharing Macros. Using Scripts. Printing AppleWorks Documents. Selecting a Printer and Print Options. Specifying a Spreadsheet Printout Range. Setting Page Margins. Previewing a Printout. Printing an AppleWorks Document.


Appendix A: Installing AppleWorks.

Updating AppleWorks 6. Installing Additional AppleWorks Fonts. Allocating Memory. Setting Preferences. Changing the TCP/IP Setting.



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