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MacBytes
Jan 15, 2006, 04:50 PM
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Link: First Look: iWork '06 (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060115175024)
Description:: Since not everyone can get down to the Expo to check out iWork for themselves, here’s a more detailed look at the changes in iWork ’06.

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Aaon
Jan 15, 2006, 04:58 PM
Well, Pages seems somewhat interesting, and I do like the functionality of Keynote. I'll be sure to give the trial a shot when I get a new Mac, But I don't think I'll buy these right off the bat...

mjstew33
Jan 15, 2006, 05:17 PM
I've actually always been a fan of the iWork program. I'll definitely be buying this sometime, along with iLife '06.

sord
Jan 15, 2006, 05:24 PM
I too have always liked Pages and Keynote but one thing that suprised me is they put iWeb in iLife instead of iWork. Seems like it belongs more with iWork.

bbyrdhouse
Jan 15, 2006, 05:36 PM
I too have always liked Pages and Keynote but one thing that suprised me is they put iWeb in iLife instead of iWork. Seems like it belongs more with iWork.
I think iWeb should have been in with iWork too.

Pages 06 has many improvements over Pages 1. More tools with wich to work giving you better control over the layout. Really this 2nd release is what should have been released the first time.

I have already become so used to Pages for everything from Word Processing to DTP.

It is really nice to have some Photo edit capabilities.

Overall out of 5 stars I give Pages 06 a solid 4. There are still some things I would like to see become part of Pages. (I wont outline here)

Stella
Jan 15, 2006, 06:49 PM
iWeb is a toy, and nothing more. Its extremely basic and you can't even make your own templates ( its not surprising though - Apple's consumer applications are extremely basic, generally ). However, good for people who don't know HTML ( and don't want to ) or for knocking up a quite website.

Getting back on topic :-) , I'm surprised SJ didn't show more of iWorks 6 in the keynote.

Chobit
Jan 15, 2006, 07:37 PM
I got iLife 06 and was shocked to find that Apple quietly (at least I hadn't heard of it) upped the minimum spec requirement to G4s. I regularly use my iBook G3 800Mhz alongside my G5 and wanted to put iPhoto on it. I just checked and iWork requires a G4 now, too, and I'm planning on getting iWork soon.

Anyway, I figured that the G4 min spec was just denied by the installer, so I installed iLife on my G5, then simply copied the iPhoto app onto my iBook, and it runs fine. A bit sluggish, but very usable. I use Pages daily and keynote occasionally and hopefully this workaround will work the same on them.

Keynoteuser
Jan 15, 2006, 09:08 PM
I'm surprised they didn't mention that Keynote could now export to iDVD, complete with pauses at every build. This is a BIG deal. It also surprises me that it didn't make it onto one of Steve's slides in the show. I know, I know, my user name isn't Keynoteuser for nothing...but come on, PPT doesn't have DVD export, even on Windows! :)

IJ Reilly
Jan 16, 2006, 12:09 AM
I'm surprised they didn't mention that Keynote could now export to iDVD, complete with pauses at every build. This is a BIG deal. It also surprises me that it didn't make it onto one of Steve's slides in the show. I know, I know, my user name isn't Keynoteuser for nothing...but come on, PPT doesn't have DVD export, even on Windows! :)

That's very cool -- thanks for mentioning it.