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Navigate and Select Cells in a Numbers Spreadsheet

Before you can enter data into a cell in a Numbers spreadsheet, you need to know how to get to the cell where you want to enter that data. You can use the scroll bars to move around in your spreadsheet [more…]

Create, Open, and Save Documents with Pages

Whether you need a simple letter, a stunning brochure, or a multipage newsletter, Pages ’09, part of the iWork suite of applications, can handle the job with ease — and you’ll be surprised at how simple [more…]

Tour the Pages Window

Before you dive into any real work in Pages, the desktop publishing part of the iWork suite of apps, take a look around the Pages window. You’ll find the following major components and controls: [more…]

How to Work with Text in Pages

If you’ve used a modern word processing program on any computer — including “freebies” such as TextEdit on a Mac or WordPad on a PC — you’ll feel right at home typing within Pages. Just in case, however [more…]

Cut, Copy, and Paste in Pages

To copy a block of text or a photo to a second location or to cut something from a document open in another application, you can call on the power of the cut, copy, and paste features within Pages. [more…]

Add Tables to Pages Documents

In the world of word processing, a table is a grid that holds text or graphics for easy comparison. You can create a custom table layout within Pages with a few simple mouse clicks, although many computer [more…]

Add Photos to Your Pages Documents

You can choose from two methods of adding a picture within your Pages document: as a floating object, meaning that you can place the image in a particular spot and it doesn’t move, even if you make changes [more…]

How to Spell-Check Your Pages Documents

Pages can check spelling as you type (the default setting) or check it after you complete your document. If you find automatic spell-checking distracting, you should definitely pick the latter method. [more…]

Print and Share Your Pages Documents

You can print your Pages document on real paper, of course, but don’t forget that you can also save a tree by creating an electronic, PDF-format document instead of a printout. [more…]

iWork Numbers Spreadsheet Application

Numbers, the spreadsheet application that’s included in iWork ’09, ships with a selection of templates that you can modify quickly to create a new spreadsheet. [more…]

How to Save Your Numbers Spreadsheets

With the Numbers iWork application, you can take advantage of Lion’s Auto Save feature, which means you no longer have to fear losing a significant chunk of work because of a power failure or a coworker’s [more…]

Explore the iWork Numbers Window

Numbers, the iWork spreadsheet application, is fairly easy to navigate. Apple has done a great job of minimizing the complexity of the Numbers window. Here are the major points of interest: [more…]

How to Enter and Edit Data in Numbers Spreadsheets

Numbers, the spreadsheet application that is part of the iWork suite, enables you to enter and edit data as you do in most spreadsheet applications. After you navigate to the cell in which you want to [more…]

How to Select the Right Number Format in Numbers Spreadsheets

After your data has been entered into a Numbers spreadsheet's cell, row, or column, you still might need to format it before it appears correctly. Numbers, which is part of the iWork suite, gives you a [more…]

How to Align Cell Text Just So in Numbers Spreadsheets

You can change the alignment of text in selected cells within the Numbers spreadsheet application, which is part of the iWork suite of products. (The default alignment for text is flush left and for numeric [more…]

How to Work with Formulas in Numbers Spreadsheets

Formulas calculate values based on the contents of cells you specify in your Numbers spreadsheet. Numbers is the spreadsheet application that is part of the iWork suite of products on your MacBook. [more…]

Add Visual Punch to Numbers Spreadsheets with Charts

You have the ability to use the data you add to a Numbers spreadsheet to generate a professional-looking chart! Numbers is the spreadsheet application that is part of the iWork suite of products on you [more…]

How to Create a New Keynote Project

As do the other applications in the iWork ’09 suite, Keynote, the presentation application, begins the document creation process with a Template Chooser window. To create a new presentation project, follow [more…]

How to Open and Save Keynote Presentations

The presentation software that is part of the iWork suite, Keynote, enables you to open and save presentations much like any other presentation application. If an existing Keynote presentation file is [more…]

How to Put Keynote to Work for You

Ready for the 5-cent tour of the Keynote window? (Keynote is the presentation software that comes with the iWork suite on your MacBook.) Launch the application and create or load a project, and you’ll [more…]

How to Work with Text and Graphics Boxes in Keynote

You’ve probably noticed that all the text within your first Keynote Title slide appears within boxes. Keynote uses boxes to manipulate text and graphics. You can resize a box [more…]

How to Add and Edit Slide Text in Keynote

As with other iWork applications Pages and Numbers — which also use boxes for text layout — Keynote allows you to add or edit text with ease. For example, double-click in a box with the text [more…]

How to Format Slide Text in Keynote

Keynote, the presentation software that comes with iWork, doesn’t restrict you to the default fonts for the theme you chose. It’s easy to format the text in your slides — you can choose a different font [more…]

Presenter's Notes and Media in Your Keynote Projects

You can type text notes in the Keynote Notes pane. Use them for displaying alternate topic points while presenting a slide show. However, you can also print the notes for a project along with the slides [more…]

How to Create Your Keynote Slideshow

The heart of a Keynote presentation is the slideshow that you build from the slides you’ve created. A Keynote slideshow is typically presented full screen, with slides appearing in linear order as they [more…]

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