iWork: The Missing Manual

Errata for iWork: The Missing Manual

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The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page 26
table 1-1 4th row

Sentence describes moving to the end of a word. But the two uses of the word "beginning" should also be "end".

Note from the Author or Editor:
This section should read: "Move insertion point to the end of the current word; if the insertion point is already at the end of a word, then it jumps to the end of the next word."

Kay Fisher  Jun 24, 2014 
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Page 73
2nd paragraph

The book says: "You can also design your own custom outline notation by creating a new list style (see page 91). Figure 2-14 shows an example of how you can mix and match list styles with a nested list." Page 91 relates to Spell Checking, and I could not find instructions to creating a new list style elsewhere. Could you provide further details?

Note from the Author or Editor:
This should read: "You can also design your own custom outline notation by creating a new list style (see page 75 onwards)."

Anonymous  Apr 17, 2014 
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Page 98
Figure 4-10 paragraph description 2nd to last line

The sentence ends with "type "omw"." It should read "type "omw", followed by a space or punctuation.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Should read" In this example, whenever you type “omw”, Pages will step in and replace it with “On my way!”

Kay Fisher  Jun 24, 2014 
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Page 119
Figure 5-9 2nd paragraph description - last sentence.

Last sentence ends with... invisible again, click Choose View->Hide Invisibles. It should not have the word "Choose" in the sentence.

Note from the Author or Editor:
This should read: "To make the Invisibles, er, invisible again, click View→Hide Invisibles.

kay Fisher  Jun 24, 2014 
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Page 180
last paragraph, second to last sentence.

sentence ends with maintain the object's original dimensions. Should read maintain the object's original aspect ratio.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Should read "If the “Constrain proportions” is turned on, the Width and Height fields update simultaneously to maintain the object’s original aspect ratio...."

kay Fisher  Jun 24, 2014 
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Page 518
last paragraph 2nd sentence.

should be two footer rows not three as follows: Before adding your formulas, you need somewhere for them to live, so add TWO footer rows to the bottom of the table...

Note from the Author or Editor:
Should read: "Before adding your formulas, you need somewhere for them to live, so add two footer rows to the bottom of the table by opening......"

kay Fisher  Jun 24, 2014 
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Page 555
Note: in center of page

The last sentence in the note has the functions ROUNDDOWN and INT reversed. The sentence should read... While INT turns -1.5 into -2, ROUNDOWN simply ignores the decimal place and returns -1.

kay Fisher  Jun 24, 2014 
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Page 587
the function example just before the last paragraph on the page

The second to last argument is a 5 and should be a 2 as follows: =VLOOKUP("12457",Invoice Number:Product Name Copy,2,FALSE)

kay Fisher  Jun 24, 2014 
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Page 591
The first function example (after the 1st paragraph)

The first argument is B5 and should be B1 as follows: =MATCH(B1, Product Name, find value)

kay Fisher  Jun 24, 2014 
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Page 682
1st list item ". Camera Roll.

Existing sentence says: This is where your iDevice stores all your photos and other media. It should say: This is where your iDevice stores your photos and videos taken on your iDevice or loaded via the camera connection kit. Additionally you should mention that there may many other albums listed if your iDevice has been synced with iTunes and Photos downloaded.

kay Fisher  Jun 24, 2014 
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Page 693
Tip at bottom of page, 2nd to last sentence

says "you can perform a Google search..." kinda but it should say: you can perform a search for the selected work by tapping Search Web. Your search will be via Google, Yahoo, or Bing - depending on your settings in Settings->Safari->Search Engine.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Should read: "If Pages comes up empty-handed, you can perform an Internet search for the selected word by tapping Search Web. Your search will be performed via Google, Yahoo, or Bing, depending on your settings in Settings>Safari>Search Engine."

kay Fisher  Jun 24, 2014 
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Page 782
2nd paragraph, first sentence.

The sentence says you can upload PDF files into Numbers for iCloud. Not in your wildest dreams. The sentence should read: Documents view is also where you can upload CSVs and Excel spreadsheets...

kay Fisher  Jun 24, 2014 
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Page 799
2nd to last paragraph "Installing iWork for iOS", 2nd to last sentence

swipe directions for spotlight search are for iOS 6 not iOS 7. the part that says: swipe the screen from left to right should say swipe the screen from the center down

Note from the Author or Editor:
Should read: "If you don’t see the App Store icon on your home screen, swipe the screen from the centre down, and then, in the Search field that appears, type App Store."

kay Fisher  Jun 24, 2014 
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Page 804
2nd paragraph (after the list items) Little paragraph in middle of page

middle of sentence says: "wait until the first app has finished installing, and then... Throw away that section - there is absolutely no reason to wait for the first app to finish loading. Sentence should read: If you're hankering for a second or third iWork app repeat this process for the other app(s).

Note from the Author or Editor:
Should read: If you’re hankering for a second or third iWork app, then simply repeat this process for the other app(s)."

kay Fisher  Jun 24, 2014