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  • Copyright 2013
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5007-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5007-5

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Pages images that show you exactly what to do.

Help when you run into Pages problems or limitations.

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from Pages on your Mac.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through creating and editing word processing and page layout documents in Pages. The tasks include how to:

      •           Use writing tools to create word processing documents

      •           Use fonts, text styles, and paragraph formatting

      •           Build documents with text, images, and design elements

      •           Create lists, tables, and outlines

      •           Add charts and graphs to your documents

      •           Add a table of contents, headers, footers, and footnotes

      •           Merge addresses and data with documents

      •           Create cross-platform PDF files

      •           Use and design your own templates

      •           Review and edit documents as a team

BONUS MATERIAL: Find other helpful information on this book’s website at quepublishing.com/title/9780789750075

CATEGORY:  Macintosh Productivity App

COVERS:  Pages for Mac

USER LEVEL:  Beginning-Intermediate


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Table of Contents

1 Working with Word Processing Documents 3

    Creating a New Document   4

    Opening an Existing Document   .6

    Getting Around in the Document Window   9

    Saving Your Document   ......10

    Using Document Version History    12

    Using Full Screen Mode   .....14

2 Working with Page Layout Documents 17

    Choosing a Layout Template   ......18

    Adding Text Boxes     19

    Adding Images     ....20

        Adding Images from Your Photo Collection   .........20

        Adding Image Files   ........22

    Creating New Pages   ..............23

    Grouping Objects     24

    Arranging Objects     24

3 Typing, Selecting, and Manipulating Text 27

    Placing and Moving the Cursor   27

    Selecting Text with the Mouse Cursor   .........29

    Selecting Text with the Keyboard     30

    Using Copy, Cut, and Paste   ...........31

    Moving Text     ............32

    Undoing Changes     .33

    Typing Accent Marks   ............34

    Typing Symbols     ...35

    Modifying Characters   ..........36

    Dictating Text     ........38

4 Styling and Formatting Text 43

    The Format Bar and the Inspector Window     43

    Selecting a Font     ..44

    Styling Text     ..............46

    Changing the Font Size  ......48

    Coloring Text    ..........48

    Applying Other Text Attributes   49

    Aligning Text     ..........51

    Indenting Paragraphs   ..........52

    Increasing Line and Paragraph Spacing   .....53

    Adding Tab Stops     54

5 Document Formatting and Organization 57

    Setting Your Document’s Page Size   ................57

    Modifying Document Margins   ..58

    Using Page Thumbnails   .....59

        Navigating Word Processing Documents   ...............60

        Moving Pages in Page Layout Documents   ............61

    Using Outline Mode   ..............61

        Organizing Documents   ...........62

        Creating Outlines   ............63

    Using Text Columns   ...............64

    Preventing Orphan Lines  ..66

6 Creating Lists and Outlines 69

    Creating Bullet Lists  ...............70

    Creating Numbered Lists   .71

    Creating Nested Lists   ...........72

    Creating Outlines    .74

    Customizing Lists     75

    Using Custom Bullets   ...........77

    Breaking Up a Numbered List   ....78

7 Using Text Boxes 83

    Creating and Moving Text Boxes     .84

    Adding Borders to Text Boxes   ....85

    Wrapping Text Around Text Boxes     .86

    Linking Text Boxes     88

    Using Alignment Guides   ...89

    Alignment and Distribution   .........91

8 Adding Images 95

    Adding Images to Word Processing Documents   ......95

    Setting Image Borders   ........98

        Using a Simple Line Border   ..99

        Using a Picture Frame   .99

        Using Picture Shadows   ........ 100

        Using Picture Reflections   ... 101

    Cropping an Image   ............ 101

    Fitting Text Around Images   ...... 103

    Rotating an Image   .............. 105

    Adjusting the Image Color and Quality   .. 106

    Using an Image as a Background   ................. 107

9 Adding Shapes 111

    Creating a Shape      111

    Adding Text to Shapes   .... 114

    Adding Images to Shapes   ......... 115

    Using Shapes in Documents   ... 116

    Custom Shapes      118

        Creating a Basic Custom Shape   ............. 119

        Creating a Custom Shape with Curves      120

        Modifying a Regular Shape     .. 120

    Copying Shape Styles   ...... 121

10 Creating Tables 125

    Adding a Basic Table   ......... 126

    Customizing Tables   ............ 128

    Performing Calculations in Tables   ................ 129

        Simple Math     . 130

        Using Special Functions   ...... 131

    Using Table Headers and Footers   ................. 132

    Table Cell Formatting  ....... 134

11 Creating Charts 137

    Creating a Basic Bar Graph   ....... 137

    Customizing Charts   ........... 139

        Modifying 2D Charts    140

        Modifying 3D Charts    141

    Creating Line Graphs   ....... 142

    Creating Pie Charts   ............ 144

12 Adding Links and Media 149

    Adding Web Links   ............... 149

    Adding Links Inside Your Document   ......... 150

    Adding Audio to Your Document   ................. 152

    Adding Video to Your Document      154

13 Creating and Using Styles 157

    Using Existing Styles   ......... 158

    Modifying an Existing Style  ...... 160

    Using Character Styles   .... 162

    Saving Styles in Documents   .... 163

    Copying and Pasting Styles   ...... 166

14 Organizing Your Document 169

    Creating a Table of Contents   ... 170

    Dividing Your Document into Sections   ... 172

    Adding Page Headers   ...... 174

    Adding Page Footers   ........ 175

    Adding Page Numbers   ... 177

    Building Complex Headers and Footers   . 178

    Adding Footnotes and Endnotes      181

15 Using and Building Templates 185

    Exploring Pre-Made Templates     . 185

    Modifying Pre-Made Templates     . 187

    Creating Your Own Template   .. 189

16 Merges for Letters and Envelopes 195

    Merging Contacts with Envelopes   ............... 195

    Merging a Spreadsheet with Letters   ......... 197

    Creating Your Own Merge Documents   ... 200

17 Reviewing Documents 203

    Adding Comments   ............. 203

    Tracking Changes   ................ 205

        Adding Revision Marks   ........ 205

        Reviewing Changes   .. 207

18 Document and Writing Tools 211

    Customizing the Toolbar   ............ 211

    Searching and Replacing Text   213

        Simple Search, Sidebar Method   ............ 213

        Simple Search, Dialog Box Method   .... 214

        Find & Replace   ............... 216

    Changing View and Zoom Options   ............ 217

    Using Auto-Correction   ... 218

    Checking Spelling   ............... 219

    Proofreading     ...... 222

    Examining Document Statistics     . 222

    Using the Help Menu   ....... 223

        Finding Menu Items  .. 224

        Searching the Documentation   ............... 225

19 Printing 227

    Printing Your Document   ............. 228

    Adjusting Page Setup   ...... 230

    Exploring Printing Options   ....... 230

    Previewing Your Printout  ............ 232

20 Sharing and Exporting 235

    Exporting as a PDF   ............. 235

    Exporting for Microsoft Word  . 237

    Exporting as Rich or Plain Text     .. 238

    Reducing File Size   ............... 239

    Locking and Password-Protecting Your Document ................. 240

TOC, 9780789750075, 8/24/2012


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