Currently Being ModeratedFeb 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.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 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.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2013 7:00 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
I've worked with a whole bunch of wordprocessing and desktop publishing in Windows, so I think I'll eventually learn the tricks in Pages
I still have to think on the best strategy, because the book will have a whole bunch of different content, from photos, to maps to family trees, etc, I think that the best way might be to create each section in its own Pages file and then merge them all together
I'm thinking the advantage with that would be to not be working on an increasingly larger file, and create a different look for each section
One last question: if I go this route, is there a way in Pages to merge the files? I'm guessing I might have to copy and paste