After 6 month iWork update

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  1. cavi macrumors regular

    cavi

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    #1
    contains only "bug fixes"...
    while Microsoft managed to bring RTL support and update numerous things in Office suite, Apple managed to fix some bugs...
    no cross-references
    no secondary font
    no track changes in table
    no document comparison
    no ability to insert file (which is not a media file...)
    Office compatibility can be better (try to export document which contains some tables and see what happens...).

    I'm complaining a lot about iWork suite because I use this suite to run my business and I hope that Apple will improve the suite...
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I gave up on iWork when they "upgraded" the suite a few years ago by stripping out a lot of features. Apple's track record for regular updates on its iWork suite is abysmal. If you need an office suite for your business, then I highly recommend switching over to MS Office.
     
  3. cavi thread starter macrumors regular

    cavi

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    I don't want to switch to MS Office because I really like iWork suite. I have MS Office installed on my work computer, but In most times I find iWork apps easier to use (except several issues such as the lack of shortcuts options [only F1 to F10...] and the number of clicks I need to do in order to highlight a word...).
    I don't understand why apple made so much efforts to launch new iWork cloud, mac and iOS apps but do not develop them to be really useful. as I wrote several times before, I think that TC in tables, and cross-references is a basic features (and I don't mention now the secondary fonts and so on...).
    by the way, if finally I'll switch to Office I'll probably switch back to PC since the Office suite for PC is better...
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Not to sound harsh, but then you'll need to accept the apple way, which is basically ignoring the app, for months (years?) on end, and not really adding new features.

    Apple developed a top notch photos app, called Aperture and then just let it whither on the vine for years on end, to finally killing it for something "better" which is devoid of so many features.

    I can't speak for Pages vs. Word but Excel is light years ahead of Numbers in both features, and ease of use. I find creating/editing large spreadsheets so much easier in Excel, but that's just my opinion

    Generally speaking that's true, though Ms has brought a lot of parity to Mac Office, and I like how easily you can use Excel on an iPad, or your computer, but that's just me.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Just keep using OLDER, more functional versions of iWork.

    They still run fine under El Capitan...
     
  6. cavi thread starter macrumors regular

    cavi

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    unfortunately the older version doesn't support RTL writing (Hebrew...) =[
     

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