iWork '08 Introduced

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    Check out the screenshots of where steve is showing the new iLife. There appear to be new icons for Keynote and a chart looking icon.

    I looks like we're finally getting a new version of iWork.

    Finally, I don't have to use excel.
     
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    Totally can see the new icon at the end of the dock in this picture.

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    On the same note... wonder what the star icon is?
     
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    That's the new iMovie icon.
     
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    Looks like it will be announced any time soon (currently on Keynote), forgot to say congrats on your eagle eyes.

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    $79 for iWork
     
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    Checkboxes in spreadsheet cells -- it seems so obvious.

    I'm looking forward to getting my fingers on Numbers to try it out.
     
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    iWork '08 Introduced

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    As rumored, Apple released iWork '08. In addition to updated Keynote and Pages, Apple introduced a new application to the suite for spreadsheets called Numbers. iWork '08 is available today for $79.

    Keynote
    -New text effects, transitions, themes
    -Instant Alpha: take out the background of a photo
    -Smart Builds: create your own animations

    Pages
    -Modes for word processing and page layout
    -Contextual format bar
    -Change tracking (compatible with MS Word)
    -140 Apple designed templates

    Numbers
    -"Spreadsheets for the rest of us"
    -Intelligent tables, readable formulas
    -Can make gorgeous looking spreadsheets quickly
    -Templates
    -Import/Export Excel documents

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    Another pleasant surprise with Numbers and immediate availability! This was a solid and satisfying event!
     
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    What does "import and export to almost all Excel documents" mean? What features aren't handled?
     
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    Ok, now I'll finally pull the trigger and buy iWork. Can't wait to play with Numbers.
     
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    Methinks Office 04 be losing out to iWork 08 on my MBP :D
     
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    Buy or update?

    I know we have to buy the all new iLife for $79 but if we currently have iwork will we have to buy that too? (considering it came for free when you bought the mac) or software update?
     
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    That's awesome news. I'm definitely buying this. I don't have to buy Office. Yipee.
     
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    I guess time will tell the full extent but current reports are that no macro support.
     
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    I think I'll be purchasing the new iWork as soon as the store comes back up. Been waiting for this since January.

    I am really excited about Numbers. I do imagine VBA support isn't there, though. Just a random guess. Time will tell.
     
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    Isn't it ironic that Apple puts Numbers out the same day that they take the number pad off of their keyboard?
     
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    iWork has never been free with a new purchase, iLife has. Did you just get these mixed up? Anyway, you will probably need to purchase both products.
     
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    I can't wait to get off of work and head to the apple store, hopefully they have them in. I want to see if i can give MS office the boot for good!:D
     
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    I couldn't agree more. When I get home form work tonight, I'll purchase iWork as well. So long Micro$oft!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D
     
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    That's not a random guess. That's an educated guess, and almost surely correct. The question is: what else?

    I don't care if the user interface is "pretty" until I'm finished with my work and showing it to others. I spend a lot of time in spreadsheets, and I'm willing to change my software and my habits (which menu choices and keystrokes and procedures I use), but it's the opportunity to be more efficient or effective that will convince me to switch.
     
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    Hope that Numbers allows what's known as worksheets in Excel lingo. AppleWorks was useless for me as it couldn't open Excel files with multiple worksheets.
     
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    ... this i might actually purchase as for ilife i could really give a crap.
     
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    Finally, I can remove appleworks and office from my computing life!
     

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