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MacBook For Dummies, 5th Edition by Mark L. Chambers

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Chapter 17

Desktop Publishing with Pages

In This Chapter

arrow Creating a Pages document

arrow Entering, editing, and formatting text

arrow Inserting tables and graphics

arrow Resizing objects

arrow Checking your spelling

arrow Printing Pages documents

arrow 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, much like I’m using Microsoft Word right now. (Yawn.)

A desktop publishing application allows far more creativity in choosing where to place text, how to align graphics, and how to 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 ...

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