I downloaded the 30 day copy of iWorks and this might do it. I never changed over to Pages because I collaborate with everything. I cannot actually tie my shoes without a coauthor so anything I do has to be Microsoft Word compatible. If I used Pages I would never get to use the cool formatting imbedding and general goodness that is Pages because I would have to convert to Word before sending.
But I am rebelling. Why should third rate crap software force itself into my life because the rest of the world is stuck with it? Screw it. I am imbedding delicious photos into my documents and I might even drop shadow.
Keystone has charts which the X or Y can be log scale! Be still my heart. I haven't even gone inside numbers yet. I am giddy with excitement holding off on looking at the new spreadsheet program. Lets all load up the nerd song, hold hands and sing!
OK, my wife has beat me to it. After plotting a growth curve in Numbers she is now dancing in the living room.
I used Pages 2 for a 300 page manuscript that was loaded with images. It was so much easier doing the image layout and cations than with Word. I just saved it as a PDF and the publisher took it without complaint.
Gotta check out Pages one of these days. Just out of curiosity, mind. I'm also wondering about Numbers. For script breakdowns in TV land, I'm using NeoOffice's spreadsheet module. Lets me rank what graphic I need to finish is up first on what shooting day, that sort of thing. Also lets me sort it all according to what graphic jobs will be most time-consuming... wonder if Pages can accommodate that use more elegantly... how much text can a cell take before it's full, I wonder? Usually I do everything pretty much in point form anyway...
I'm only joshing about being ticked they they were moved. Well, maybe a little annoyed.
Anyway, Pages, I went nuts today and created a PDF with all sorts of imbedded html links jumping out to web pages and imbedded pages. Most of the text I placed on text boxes that looked like they were pieces of raised paper. Gave it a real folksy look.
There was one thing I could not figure out. I could make a link using text but I could not use a jpeg. One of the links was to my Linked in page. I wanted to use the a LinkedIn button jpeg but had to settle for using "LinkedIn" as text.
The other dumb thing I did was send it off to where it was to be mounted without reducing the size. It is going onto a site I do not own. Once it was there I clicked on it and it opened slowly because it weighed in at 1.6 MB. I then went back and in the menu is a "reduce file size" since it keeps several copies of an image if you edit it. I did the slimming exercise and it came in at 235KB.
Off to check out Keynote and Excel. There is a lot of verbiage that says saving a Keynot as a Powerpoint works perfectly. We'll see.
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