September 23, 2005
iWork '05: The Missing Manual: Create Slick and Stylish Documents and Presentations Like a Pro
Sebastopol, CA--"It seems the software wizards at Apple aren't about to
rest until every aspect of your computer life is as stylish, elegant, and
well-designed as the Mac itself," notes Macintosh expert consultant Jim
Elferdink. To that end, Apple has produced iWork '05, an innovative
software suite that allows Mac users to create slick and professional
documents and cinema-quality digital presentations that are sure to
iWork '05 contains Pages and Keynote 2, which rival any of their
competitors on the market today. Unfortunately iWork '05 doesn't come with
any quality documentation of its own, so Elferdink's new iWork '05: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly, US $29.95) is the essential manual that should
have been in the box.
"iWork follows the path blazed by the iLife programs--and generations of
kindergarten classes: it's important to work, play, and share well with
others," says Elferdink. He shows readers how to do just that with the
classy and colorful iWork '05. In his in-depth, useful, and user-friendly
book, Elferdink presents "step-by-step instructions for using every Pages
and Keynote 2 feature, including those you may not have even quite
understood--let alone mastered--such as styles, hyperlinks, animations,
charts, and so on."
Along with all the essentials of Pages and Keynote 2, iWork '05: The
Missing Manual gives readers an objective look at each program's
capabilities, its advantages over similar programs, and its limitations.
And it's written for readers at every technical level--sidebars bring
beginners up to speed, and countless undocumented tips, tricks, and
shortcuts will enhance the experience of power users.
iWork '05: The Missing Manual covers:
Pages: This book shows readers how to make the most of the brand-new,
streamlined word processor and page layout program to quickly and
painlessly produce professional-looking brochures, newsletters, letters,
invitations, product data sheets, and more.
Keynote 2: Keynote 2 is a significant upgrade to Keynote and a great
alternative to PowerPoint. Elferdink helps readers use this extraordinary
presentation software to build incredible presentations, demonstrations,
storyboard animations, interactive slideshows, and more--including sound
Presentation Advice: Elferdink goes well beyond the technical side by
offering readers expert guidance on planning and pulling off effective,
unique presentations--he even includes tips on analyzing an audience,
outline planning, selecting projection and presentation equipment,
becoming an effective presenter, and more.
Integration: The iWork programs join the happy family that Mac users
already know and love: iPhoto, iMovie, and iTunes. With this book, readers
can use Pages and Keynote 2 to tap into the media gems already on their
Troubleshooting: iWork '05 is polished, but it's not perfect. So
Elferdink offers candid discussions--and helpful solutions--to every
hiccup Apple hasn't yet fixed.
With plenty of practical guidance, advice, and lots of illustrations and
real-world examples, Elferdink delivers everything readers need to unleash
the power of iWork '05.
iWork '05: The Missing Manual
ISBN: 0-596-10037X, 408 pages, $29.95 US, $41.95 CAN
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