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XI. Shaping Behaviors

Slice PDF May 17, 2014

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Manage Your Styles

Slice ePub January 27, 2015

Styles give you a powerful mechanism for imposing visual consistency on your documents: when you format your document’s paragraphs, headings, sidebars, charts, diagrams, and illustrations with styles, you ensure that each one of them resembles the others—and you save a lot of time that you’d otherwise spend fiddling with format settings!

Back in Choose a Style, I explained how to apply a style to text or objects in a document and introduced you to the four powerful style types in Pages. This chapter goes beyond the basics for the three style types that affect the visual appearance of documents: paragraph styles, character styles, and object styles. (The fourth style type, list styles, imposes organizational consistency within documents; see Organize Your Work, next chapter, for details about them.)

This chapter focuses on Pages for Mac, because only Pages for Mac has style handling chops: neither Pages for iOS nor Pages for iCloud can do much more with styles than apply them to text and objects.

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"X" Words: PSAT Intermediate Vocabulary

Slice ePub June 26, 2014

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Slice ePub May 14, 2014

This case study underscores the value of implementing Hamster Revolution meeting insights across an organization. This case study and others like it can be found at

Challenge: Capitol One is an enterprise that constantly strives to maximize productivity. When internal surveys revealed that meeting overload was a growing productivity challenge for associates, Capital One’s Productivity team took action. Solution: The Capital One Productivity team partnered with Cohesive Knowledge Solutions, Inc., (CKS) to develop a ground-breaking meeting efficiency workshop. The program was based on CKS’s Info-Excellence® Get Control of Meetings seminar. The training session delivered insights that reduced meeting time dramatically, saving over nine days a year per associate. Over 8,000 associates have since taken the training.128

Capital One Financial (COF) has earned a sterling reputation for innovation, customer service, and leadership in the diversified financial services sector. Capital One manages over 1100 billion in assets for 50 million customers worldwide.

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2. The WHERE Clause

Slice ePub May 27, 2014

Whether you are querying, modifying, or deleting data, the WHERE clause is the mechanism for identifying what data you want to work with. This chapter explores the role of the WHERE clause in SQL statements, as well as the various options available when building a WHERE clause.

Before delving into the WHERE clause, let's imagine life without it. Say that you are interested in doing some maintenance on the data in the part table. To inspect the data in the table, you issue the following query:

If the part table contains 10,000 items, the result set returned by the query would consist of 10,000 rows, each with 5 columns. You would then load the 10,000 rows into memory and make your modifications.

Once you have made the required modifications to your data in memory, it is time to apply the changes to the part table. Without the ability to specify the rows to modify, you have no choice but to delete all rows in the table and re-insert all 10,000 rows:

While this approach works in theory, it wreaks havoc on performance, concurrency (the ability for more than one user to modify data simultaneously), and scalability (the ability to perform predictably as load increases).

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