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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:32 PM   #1
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Apple Updates Pages, Numbers and Keynote for Mac and iOS




Apple has released updates for both the iOS and Mac versions of iWork. The iOS versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote have experienced more significant updates, while the Mac versions have been updated mainly to support the iOS changes.

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Pages 1.7:

In this release Pages for iOS is updated for improved compatibility with Microsoft Word and Pages for Mac.

o Use Change Tracking to track changes to body text in a document
o Accept and reject individual changes as you review a document
o Import Pages and Microsoft Word documents with change tracking and continue to track changes to body text
o Preserve tracked changes in documents exported in Microsoft Word or Pages format
o Preserve calculations in tables when importing from and exporting to Pages for Mac
o Add reflections to shapes
o Lock and unlock objects

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Numbers 1.7:

In this release Numbers for iOS is updated for improved compatibility with Microsoft Excel and Numbers for Mac.

o Hide and unhide rows and columns
o Import and export Numbers for Mac spreadsheets with filters, and turn filters on and off
o Preserve rich text in tables when importing and exporting
o Add reflections to shapes
o Lock and unlock objects

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Keynote 1.7:

In this release Keynote for iOS is updated for improved compatibility with Microsoft PowerPoint and Keynote for Mac.

o Import and export all Microsoft PowerPoint and Keynote for Mac slide sizes
o Import and export presentation themes, complete with master slides and preset styles
o Play back all Keynote action builds including Move, Rotate, Scale, and Opacity
o Add new slide transitions including Shimmer and Sparkle
o Preserve calculations in tables when importing from and exporting to Keynote for Mac
o Add reflections to shapes
o New print layouts include options to print with presenter notes, with builds, and without backgrounds
o Lock and unlock objects
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About iWork 9.3 for Mac

iWork Update 9.3 adds support for iWork for iOS 1.7 apps.

This update is recommended for users of iWork 9.0 and later.

For detailed information on this update and individual application changes, please visit this site: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5534.
Updates for the Mac iWork apps are available via the Mac App Store for purchases made via the Store, or via Software Update for customers who originally purchased iWork in a box.

iOS updates can, as always, be downloaded via the App Store.

Pages [Mac App Store, iOS App Store]

Numbers [Mac App Store, iOS App Store]

Keynote [Mac App Store, iOS App Store]

Article Link: Apple Updates Pages, Numbers and Keynote for Mac and iOS
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:34 PM   #3
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How about working on and releasing new desktop versions of iPhoto and the rest of the iLife suite??
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:35 PM   #4
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The iWork apps for Mac need a complete overhaul, in my opinion. I think that Microsoft did a great job with the ribbon interface; it really fits well for productivity.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:37 PM   #5
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Almost 3 years since a REAL update, now only running on life support updates.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:40 PM   #6
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It's about bloody time.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:41 PM   #7
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The iWork apps for Mac need a complete overhaul, in my opinion
What do you think is missing?
Sure, Pages uses something like an inspector window instead of ribbons but is that necessarily bad?
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:42 PM   #8
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How about working on and releasing new desktop versions of iPhoto and the rest of the iLife suite??
Different teams work on different things & software software doesn't magically appears out of thin air.
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The iWork apps for Mac need a complete overhaul, in my opinion. I think that Microsoft did a great job with the ribbon interface; it really fits well for productivity.
Or not!
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Different teams work on different things & software software doesn't magically appears out of thin air.
That's not true. The software fairy said so...
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:45 PM   #11
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Nice, compatibility with Excellent needed lots of fixing.

However Numbers needs a far more significant update if it is to remain viable. It is just to lacking in programability and as such needs a built in scripting environment.
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Almost 3 years since a REAL update, now only running on life support updates.
Not entirely sure what you feel needs to be added. If it ain't broke...
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The iWork apps for Mac need a complete overhaul, in my opinion. I think that Microsoft did a great job with the ribbon interface; it really fits well for productivity.
And then there are those who have used Ribbons for 4 years, and still hate them...
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No dropbox support.
Not ideal to Apple's integrated approach. but not practical either.
almost noone does real work in a closed apple environment.
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Have pages and keynot for iOS but the desktop versions are not very good
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:52 PM   #17
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I bet Mac iWork isn't going to get a significant update until there is complete feature parity with the iOS versions so that iCloud syncing is perfect. Currently iCloud warns you that a duplicate has to be created if you want to open a file when certain features are used that the iOS versions don't support. It is pretty rare recently with Pages but Keynote needs more work.

That being said, Page, Keynote, and Numbers are some amazingly well done applications on iOS. One of the reasons I could never switch to Android and the abomination that is Google Docs on mobile devices.
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I think that Microsoft did a great job with the ribbon interface; it really fits well for productivity.
That's your opinion. The majority of MS Office users hate the ribbon and prefer the pre 2007 UI. Anecdotal evidence is awesome.
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Looks like a great update to iWork—my favorite software from Apple.
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the iwork apps for mac need a complete overhaul, in my opinion.
Yes!

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i think that microsoft did a great job with the ribbon interface; it really fits well for productivity.
No!
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What do you think is missing?
Sure, Pages uses something like an inspector window instead of ribbons but is that necessarily bad?
Pages also uses horribly inefficient menus for advanced tools; most of those are readily available (and easily found, I might add) within the ribbon bar in Microsoft Word.

In addition, Pages lacks real-time previews for changes you make (e.g. in Word you can preview your font real-time in the selector, whereas you have to select the font, which closes the menu, and then re-open the menu to choose another font to try, in Pages). Sure, you could use the Font Book, but the interface for that is really tacky and horribly inefficient way of choosing your desired fonts.

I must admit though, if you know what you're doing, you can accomplish much better page layout documents in Pages than in Word, in my opinion, but it will take more time due to bad workflows in the application.
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Great... Another Patch For iWork '09...

Where the EFF is iWork '13?? Will we be stuck at iWork '09 forever?
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:59 PM   #23
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I much prefer Keynote to PowerPoint (which I use all the time), but Keynote's killer flaw is the inability to access the pasteboard on all 4 sides of the slide. Some complex animations can become difficult/impossible. Was hoping to see this fixed in the next version of Keynote, but I'm starting to lose hope we'll ever see one.

Please fix this, Apple.
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This is good news for iWork users but not rally incentive to buy it if you didn't have t already.

I use office 2011 for Mac because I got it for $10 through a teacher discount. If apple offered iWork for $10 I'd be all over it. It's a great deal for most people looking for a cheaper alternative to office but not for me. Also I just prefer office and wish M$ would release a decent office set for iOS already...
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I just downloaded Keynote for a class presentation I had to make. I actually think it's one of the best Mac applications I've ever used. I would put it up there with the former Adobe GoLive and Pagemaker with my favorite applications. I suppose using an inspector for most functions is old-fashioned, but I really like it. However, in terms of exporting a recorded presentation to QuickTime video, it was extremely buggy. It wouldn't even open in QuickTime and took a lot of tweaking to get anywhere close to usable. Effects would export from one part of the presentation but the same effect wouldn't in another. And this was being played back in QuickTime on the same computer, not trying to do anything tricky.

So, I guess all that is to say that it could use some updates, but I hope they don't update it the way they have iMovie and iPhoto which I have found to be less intuitive and useful over time.
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