Ease the learning curve with Packt's New Book and eBook on iWork for Mac OS X

November 2012 | Cookbooks, Open Source

Packt Publishing is pleased to announce the launch of iWork for Mac OS X Cookbook. This book will guide users to create graphics, unique clip art, logos, and design programs. Users can use iWork to create high quality documents for professional printing or internet use, insert images inside letters, and much more information to rival top-end professional programs.

About the Author:

Alexander Anichkin created a small publishing company in 2005 to produce a monthly, glossy magazine. To keep costs down, he bought iWork to launch the publication, planning to invest in a full creative suite later on. Little did he realise that the longer he used iWork, the more he discovered its full creative potential.

iWork is an office suite of desktop applications created by Apple for OS X and iOS operating systems, and costs a fraction of the price of full creative suites. It consists of a word processing and design application called Pages, spreadsheet program Numbers, and presentation creator Keynote. Different applications of iWork can be used to open other MS-Office documents and spreadsheets, which users can also create and view on other portable devices.

Written in a cookbook style iWork users will learn to use this inexpensive software to fulfill their professional creative projects. This step-by-step guide shows how to create unique clip arts, logos, and photo cut-outs and even how to draw pictures for home or professional projects, such as cards or magazines.

This book contains illustrations and tips to master all the components of the iWork suite and the problem-solution approach adopted in this book ensures a smooth learning curve. The book helps create press quality PDFs from iWork documents and change backgrounds patches and cut-outs on photos. Users can format and organize text with stunning graphic highlights and drop caps, as well as import and export MS documents in a couple of clicks.

The book comprises of 324 pages and covers topics such as:

Chapter 1: Lateral Thinking

Chapter 2: Working with Text

Chapter 3: Working Across Platforms and Applications

Chapter 4: Where to Find Shortcuts and How to Remember Them

Chapter 5: Working with Photos: Tips and Tricks

Chapter 6: Graphic Design—Working with Clip Art and #Making Your Own

Chapter 7: Graphic Design: Making Your Own Logo

Chapter 8: PDFs and Professional Printing

Chapter 9: Planning Large, Long-term Projects

Chapter 10: Designing from Scratch: Beyond Templates

Chapter 11: Mastering Numbers: Tips, Techniques, and Fun

Chapter 12: Keynote Uncovered: a Few Techniques

 

Packed with illustrations and tips to master all the components of the iWork suite this book will benefit new and experienced users of iWork. The book is available in print and various electronic forms, and retails at $14.57 (Kindle edition) and at $39.99 for the Paperback edition. For more information, please visit the books page at www.PacktPub.com/iwork-for-mac-osx-cookbook/book



iWork for Mac OS X Cookbook
Create high quality documents with dazzling graphics, unique clip art, logos, and sophisticated designs using Packt's new book and eBook

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/iwork-for-mac-osx-cookbook/book

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