Appleworks 6: The Missing Manual

Appleworks 6: The Missing Manual

By: Jim Elferdink (author)

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For those who prefer a streamlined alternative to Microsoft "sport-utility" programs, AppleWorks 6 is the stealth office suite. Popular in classrooms, colleges, and small offices, it's got word processing, graphics, database, web design, spreadsheet, and slide-show functions in a single integrated application. Every year, AppleWorks arrives in the hands of four million Apple iMac and iBook buyers, accompanied by templates, art libraries, and fonts - and no printed instructions. "AppleWorks 6: The Missing Manual" has been designed to help users figure out the technology. The book covers: the transition into the new AppleWorks 6 interface; its Internet hooks; the Starting Points window; and the new presentation module. The early chapters delve into the six core AppleWorks modules, including 85 pages on the word processor alone. Much of AppleWorks's power comes from its macros, templates, assistants, customizable Button bar, and Web-based clip-art libraries and the book covers these power tools. It also provides information on: document exchange with other programs, versions, and platforms (and includes a 25% discount coupon for MacLink Plus, which restores the file-conversion feature); and troubleshooting. Because this book isn't an Apple publication, the authors freely acknowledge the program's weaknesses - and offer workarounds. The book treats AppleWorks as the serious productivity tool it is. With over 250 illustrations, a 2000-entry index, and a menu-by-menu explanation of every command, "AppleWorks 6: The Missing Manual" should be helpful to all users of AppleWorks 6.

About Author

David Reynolds is the Executive Editor of MacAddict magazine, and one of its most prolific and entertaining contributors. Jim Elferdink is a Macintosh consultant, writer, and AppleWorks hound.


Part I: Parts of the Sum Chapter 1: The Sneak Preview Starting Points Starting Points Tabs Meet the Modules Words-The Word Processing Module Facts-The Database Module Numbers-The Spreadsheet Module Graphics-The Drawing and Painting Modules Show Time-The Presentation Module AppleWorks Grand Tour Button Bar BasicsThe First Look At a Document The Document Window Frames: A Short Tutorial AppleWorks for the Overworked (or Lazy) Assistants Templates Clippings Macros Links Exchanging Files Help Balloon Help AppleWorks Help Still More Help on the Internet Chapter 2: Word Processing Basics Creating a Document The Document Window The Document Window The Button Bar Zoom and Toolbox Controls Page-Number Indicator and Window Splitter Word Processing in AppleWorks Navigation Inserting Deleting Making the Selection Cut, Copy and, Paste Drag-and-Drop Editing The Undo and Revert Commands Formatting Character Formatting Paragraph Formatting Section Formatting Document Formatting Spell Checking Spelling-Check Basics Mastering the Dictionary Files Selecting and Creating User Dictionaries Editing the User Dictionary Importing and Exporting User Dictionaries Chapter 3: Advanced Word Processing Find and ChangeFind FFind/Change The Thesaurus Stylesheets Stylesheets: An Overview Using Styles Columns Sections Page Numbers Headers and Footers Section and Page Breaks Outlining The Insert Command Drag and Insert Headers and Footers Adding Headers and Footers Inserting Placeholders Page-Number Placeholders Adding Page Numbers to a Header or Footer Word Count Chapter 4: The Database Database Basics Computer Databases AppleWorks Database Preview Layouts Modes Phase 1: Design the Database Plan Ahead The Music Collection Sketch the Layouts Phase 2: Build the Database Open a New File; Create a Field Choose a Field Type Tutorial: Designing the Music Collection Editing Field Definitions Phase 3: Fill In the Blanks Entering Data Tutorial: Filling in the Music Collection List Mode Phase 4: Design New Layouts Layout Parts Tutorial Layout 1: The Data-Entry Layout Tutorial Layout 2: The Search Screen Tutorial Layout 3: The List Report Tutorial: Create a Grand Summary Tutorial: Create a Sub-summary (Subtotal) Find Mode How Searching Works Multiple Simultaneous Requests Save That Search Matching Records Tutorial: A Complex "Match Records" Request Sorting Your Data Sorting Using the Button Bar More Complex Sorting Printing Printing Labels Using the Label Assistant Setting Up Labels Manually Sliding Chapter 5: The Spreadsheet Spreadsheet Basics Navigating the Grid Selecting a Range Tutorial: Creating a Spreadsheet Formatting Cells Entering Data Totaling Columns Fill Right Formulas and Functions Named Ranges References: Absolute and Relative Copying and Pasting Cells Adjusting Rows and Columns Text Wrap Adjusting Row Height and Column Width Inserting or Removing Rows and Columns Inserting or Deleting Cells Advanced Formatting Font Formatting Cell Borders Number Formats Adding Colors and Patterns Style Sheets Copying and Pasting Cell Formats Locking Cells Locking Titles Sorting Transposing Rows and Columns Display Options Headers and Footers Manual Calculation Charts and Graphs Chart Parts Creating a Chart Axis Options Series Options Label Options General Options Pictograms Chart Formatting Further Modifications Printing the Spreadsheet Page Breaks Print Range Print Dialog Box Chapter 6: The Art Department: Drawing Intro to Drawing: Shapes, Lines, and Text Tools, One by One Arrow pointer Text tool Line tool Rectangle tool Rounded Rectangle tool Oval tool Freehand tool Bizier tool Regular polygon tool Polygon tool Arc tool Eyedropper What to Do With a Selected Object Movement and Manipulation Resizing Rotating Reshaping Duplicating Flipping Deleting Changing Color and Line Thicknesses The Accents Palette The Five Tabs of Accents When Objects Collide Layers Groups Alignment AppleWorks as PageMaker The Master Page Text frames Linked frames Entering and Importing text Wrapping Printing Chapter 7: The Art Department: Painting The Painting Module: Photoshop Junior The Tools, One by One The Shared Tools The Painting-Only Tools Selections Transformations Distorting ImagesSize and Orientation Special Effects Grids, Modes, and Size The Grid Mode Settings Document Settings Clippings Understanding Graphics Formats Chapter 8: Presentations and Slide Shows Presentation Module Basics When to Draw and When to Present Using a Presentation Template Designing a Presentation from Scratch The Controls Palette Creating Master Slides Groups The Show Tab Playing the Slide Show Drawing-Module Presentations Creating the Master Page Managing Multiple Slides Hiding Master Page Items Hiding and Configuring Slides Playing the Slide Show Part II: AppleWorks Power Chapter 9: Templates, Clippings, and Assistants Templates: A Leg Up The 36 Starter Templates Default Templates: Real Time Savers Clippings: Artist in a Box Using Clippings Customizing the Clippings window Assistants: Better than a Butler Chapter 10: AppleWorks on the Internet Starting Points Newsletter Templates Web-Based Clippings Downloading Clippings from Apple Downloading Graphics from Web Pages Creating Web Pages Adding Text Adding Graphics Adding Links Saving the Page Uploading Your Pages Chapter 11: Preferences, Customization, and Macros The AppleWorks Preferences General Preferences Topic: General Topic: Files Topic: Text Topic: Graphics Topic: Spreadsheet Editing the Button Bar Customizing your Button Bar Reshaping the Button Bar Creating New Buttons Exporting Buttons HTML Import/Export Topic: Export Preferences (Basic) Topic: HTML Export (Advanced) Topic: HTML Import (Advanced) Escape Codes (Advanced) Customizing Your Palettes Moving or Hiding the Tabs Settings for Starting Points and Clippings Moving or Reshaping the Toolbar Macros Recording a Macro Playing a Macro Editing a Macro Self-Triggering Macros Chapter 12: Frames, Tables, and Module Integration Drawing Tools Graphics in the Word Processor: Inline vs. Floating Movies, Sounds, and Equations Inserting Movies and Sounds nserting Equations Frames Frame rules Insert a graph External cell references Musical modules Tables Adding a table Selecting tables Selecting cells Adding and deleting cells Cell and table borders Table text Converting a table into text or text into a table Table styles Mail merge The merge form Making the merge Links Anchors Document links Internet links Editing links Chapter 13: Sharing Documents AppleWorks 6: The Missing Translators The Missing Manuals Discount The Built-in Format Translators Exchanging with Older AppleWorks Versions Exchanging Word Processing Documents Exchanging Spreadsheet Documents Exporting Database Documents Exchanging Drawing Documents Exchanging Painting Documents Exchanging Presentation Documents Opening Files From Other Programs Mac to Windows and Back Transferring Files by Disk Transferring Files by Email Transferring Files by Network Setting up the Network Ways to Make the Connection

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781565928589
  • Number Of Pages: 456
  • ID: 9781565928589
  • weight: 729
  • ISBN10: 156592858X

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