In This Chapter
Creating a Pages document
Entering and editing text
Inserting tables and graphics
Checking your spelling
Printing Pages documents
Sharing your work
What's the difference between word processing and desktop publishing? In a nutshell, it's in how you design your document. Most folks use a word processor like an old-fashioned typewriter. Think Microsoft Word and a typical business letter. (Yawn.)
On the other hand, a desktop publishing application typically allows you far more creativity in choosing where you place your text, how you align graphics, and how you edit formats. I think desktop publishing is more visual and intuitive, allowing your imagination a free hand at creating a document.
In this chapter, I show you how to set your inner designer free from the tedious constraints of word processing! Whether you need a simple letter, a stunning brochure, or a multipage newsletter, Pages '09 can handle the job with ease — and you'll be surprised at how simple it is to use.
Every visual masterpiece starts somewhere, and with Pages, the first stop in creating your document is the Template Chooser window. To create a new Pages document from scratch, follow these steps:
Double-click your hard drive icon and click the Applications entry in the Finder window sidebar. Double-click the iWork folder to open it.
The iWork installation program offers to add a Pages icon to your Dock. If ...