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writing a book in Pages

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nick baccante Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Feb 25, 2013 3:52 PM

hi

just got my first Mac (weaning myself from Windows) and am considering using Pages to write a family history book.

What I'd love feedback on, is how is Pages in terms of laying out a mix of text and photos, as well as setting up an index, table of contents and other formats?

 

thanks

nick

  • VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (4,700 points)
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    Feb 25, 2013 6:25 PM (in response to nick baccante)

    Pages ’09 is pretty powerful providing you also treat yourself to the PDF user guide and ask questions in this Apple Community. There are seriously experienced Pages veterans here ready to help you.

     

    Apple has a Pages website that highlights the product features. There is a Pages video overview. There is a tutorial site with featured videos on various aspects of Pages usage. And, a resources/support site for Pages, and other iWork ’09 applications, where you can download the Pages PDF user guide.

     

    More questions? Post back.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,350 points)
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    Feb 25, 2013 7:41 PM (in response to nick baccante)

    Pages does an excellent job of laying out text and images, it can produce a Table of Contents but has no indexing, but there are some work arounds.

     

    What are you used to working with on Windows? Pages has its own, sometimes odd ways of doing things, but excellent templates and to certain level, quite approachable workflow.

     

    If you are thinking of creating a book, work out what the final result will be and work back from that, especially if you are going to digital or commercial offset printing.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,350 points)
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    Feb 26, 2013 7:37 PM (in response to nick baccante)

    Menu > View > Show Thumbnails > copy and paste the thumbnails

     

    Peter

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