Numbers isn’t an application you immediately think of when talking about Address Book contacts, but the two work together quite happily. For example, as in this guide, you could be planning a party and want to include a guest list in your document.
Apple’s aesthetic consists of white space and minimalist design. It even applies to the templates in Pages. Your projects don’t have to be quite so black and white, however, and Apple provides plenty of tools within Pages to help you add color. Using shapes is one such route to spicing up your designs, but many users don’t look further than the simple color fill available from the tool bar.
What good is a new Retina Display iPad without a bunch of Apple-created apps to go with it? To that end, the folks in Cupertino have offered up a host of updates to the current iWork, iMovie and GarageBand apps as well as porting yet another member of the iLife family to the tablet fold with iPhoto.
Having to tell readers to turn to a specific page for more information is now limited to printed documents. For those who work with digital text more often than not, the ability to click a link comes as second nature.
In this guide, we’ll not only show you how to export and import Excel files to and from Numbers, but we’ll also show you how you can spot and fix issues that often occur when you do. Whether you want to send a Numbers file to an Excel user or open an Excel document on your Mac with Numbers, we’ll show you the best route to avoid errors and prevent major disagreements between the two applications that, sometimes, can produce serious discrepancies between documents. And, if you have a copy of both applications on your Mac, you will discover how to move files between Excel and Numbers without the headaches. Let’s get started…
With a rich set of templates available in Pages you can tell stories, share pictures and even let others know about your favorite recipes and vacation destinations. Adding images and text is a cinch and you can change any element of the templates to suit your style. There are 14 newsletter templates available in Pages, each with different themes to suit the tone of your publication and, if you want to get really creative, you can start from a blank canvas and create your own layout.
We all know about the Shapes menu in Pages that offers us anything from speech bubbles to triangles and arrows. The chances are you probably use circles and rectangles the most when it comes to the Shapes menu; but have you noticed the Pen tool, bottom of the list?
Apple’s iCloud and, more specifically, its Documents in the Cloud feature, make creating and working on iWork projects easier than ever. Once you’re set up correctly, all of the iWork docs on your iOS devices will be synced so you can edit them at any time on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. You’ll also be able to upload iWork documents created on your Mac so that you can continue to work on them wherever you are
You, like us, have probably watched the Apple adverts that show the magic of a Mac and its iWork apps and felt suitably proud to be part of the club. You then come to use those apps and find yourself creating a hideous-looking document that doesn’t quite look like those beautifully polished works of art you’ve seen on TV and the web. While Apple’s apps are certainly easy to use, making the end product look as remarkable as you would like is a little more of a challenge.
When you write a document in Pages, do you tend to use formatting like bold, italics and font size to denote specific sections? If so, you’re not making the most of this excellent word processing package.