iWork '09 For Dummies

For Dummies

Dress up office documents the Apple way with iWork '09 and this friendly guide

If you're a Mac lover and want to explore life outside of that "other productivity suite," here's your chance to dress up your docs with Apple's iWork '09 and this easy-to-follow guide from Mac technology expert, Jesse Feiler. He draws on 20 years of experience with Apple software to share his secrets of producing fun and creative files using Apple iWork '09.

Explore iWork's word processing software, called Pages, and start cranking out text that not only reads well, it looks great. Add style to your spreadsheets with Numbers. And produce dazzling presentations with Keynote--all of it with iWork's special bells and whistles that will give your everyday documents extra Apple style. Discover how to:

  • Use this creative office productivity suite for your Mac
  • Harness the creative possibilities of iWork for home or office
  • Write text documents that look great, too
  • Crunch numbers and build spreadsheets that look great with Numbers
  • Easily build presentations that include multimedia and more

Why work when you can iWork with this great guide-and have some fun, too!

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About the author

Jesse Feiler has specialized in Apple technology for 20 years. As a developer, he has worked with Xcode and Cocoa; as an author, speaker, and consultant, he shares his expertise in a wide variety of Apple software. He maintains a blog at www.northcountryconsulting.com.
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Publisher
For Dummies
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Published on
Apr 20, 2009
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780470521953
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Enterprise Applications / General
Computers / Software Development & Engineering / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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What You Will Learn:

For device developers, understanding the structure of HomeKit—homes, rooms, and accessories—enables you to build devices that are easily managed by a single, simple source and interface. For DIY home networking users, gain a thorough knowledge of how they can adapt HomeKit to their existing spaces.
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Full-color figures and code appear as they do in Xcode 5.

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you can master the Objective-C language and start using it to write powerful native applications for even the newest Macs and iOS devices! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll get comfortable with Objective-C’s unique capabilities and Apple’s Xcode 5 development environment…make the most of Objective-C objects and messaging…work effectively with design patterns, collections, blocks, Foundation Classes, threading, Git…and a whole lot more. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

Step-by-Step Instructions carefully walk you through the most common Objective-C development tasks.
Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
Notes present information related to the discussion.
Tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.
Cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.

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• Work with mutable and immutable data types
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• Expand and extend classes with protocols, delegates, categories, and extensions
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• Create and work with code blocks
• Manage queues and threading with Grand Central Dispatch

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