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As information on the iPad continues to spill out from Apple in the wake of the launch of pre-orders in the U.S., more screenshots and feature information on iWork applications for the iPad have surfaced on Apple's site. Announced alongside the iPad's introduction in late January, iWork for iPad will offer multi-touch versions of Apple's Keynote, Pages, and Numbers productivity applications priced at $9.99 each through the App Store.


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Keynote features 12 Apple-designed themes for users to choose from as a basis for their presentations, as well as tap-to-add functionality supporting photos, video, shapes, tables, charts, and text. Items can be easily dragged, resized, or rotated using the iPad's multi-touch technology. Keynote also supports animations, as well as routing to external video displays using an optional iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter.

Document editing on the iPad is performed using Pages, which offers 16 templates for easy creation of simple text documents, newsletters, brochures, flyers, and other content. In landscape mode, Pages offers a large on-screen keyboard that enables rapid text entry, which is also facilitated by the iPad's auto-correct feature that corrects spelling, inserts punctuations, and suggests words. Finally, Pages offer a number of page layout tools, allowing users to add and resize images, create lists, format text, and set margins, tabs, headers, and footers.


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For Numbers, Apple highlights the 16 included templates for spreadsheet formatting, table functionality with automatic sum, min, max, and count display for data selections, and simple forms for easily entering data on the go and automatically updating spreadsheets. Finally, Numbers offers high-quality charts in a number of different styles that can be copied and pasted into Pages or Keynote documents, and multiple intelligent keyboard layouts to allow users to take full advantage of Numbers' more than 250 functions.

All iWork applications for the iPad support import of their respective traditional iWork file formats, as well as the corresponding Microsoft Office formats. Users have the option of exporting their finished documents in iWork, Office, or PDF formats.

Article Link: Apple Features iWork Applications for iPad
 

tomegun

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How/where will the documents be saved? Will I be able to open a document I have on iDisk? Will an application like Dropbox eventually give the ability to edit from the iPad as opposed to the current ability to read only from the iPhone?
 
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martynmc7

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I'm curious to know how Apple will implement a file system, particularly when you cannot multitask how could you take an image off Google and import it into your presentation or Pages document?

This file system thing is key for me. I would love to use this as a dedicated .pdf reader as I currently live under a huge paper pile of journal articles, but I need some way to organise them.
 
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adamw

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I am looking for more info on iWork, specifically how and where it saves the files, and also how the files are transferred between a PC/Mac and the iPad.
 
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Yvan256

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I'm curious to know how Apple will implement a file system, particularly when you cannot multitask how could you take an image off Google and import it into your presentation or Pages document?

This file system thing is key for me. I would love to use this as a dedicated .pdf reader as I currently live under a huge paper pile of journal articles, but I need some way to organise them.

The non-touch iPods can be used as USB storage devices, so my guess is that the iPad will also have that feature unlike the iPhone and iPod touch. This is something I would like to see in the next iPod touch update too, because it would make an excellent portable PDF reader (to carry lots of technical specifications documents, etc).
 
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roland.g

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Great feature. Can't see myself buying iWork for the Mac since Office is so universal/prevalent, but being able to export pages/numbers to Office format is key. I would buy the $10 apps.
 
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roland.g

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I'm curious to know how Apple will implement a file system, particularly when you cannot multitask how could you take an image off Google and import it into your presentation or Pages document?

This file system thing is key for me. I would love to use this as a dedicated .pdf reader as I currently live under a huge paper pile of journal articles, but I need some way to organise them.

MobileMe has the iDisk. Have a pdf folder in your iDisk. Have subfolders in the pdf folder for organization. Using the iDisk app you can then navigate your iDisk file structure and view pdfs just like you would view a pdf in a mail attachment. You can even set the app to have x storage space reserved for offline content so that you don't need any connection to view the files that are cached in that. I think it goes up to 500MB currently.
 
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Yvan256

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MobileMe has the iDisk. Have a pdf folder in your iDisk. Have subfolders in the pdf folder for organization. Using the iDisk app you can then navigate your iDisk file structure and view pdfs just like you would view a pdf in a mail attachment. You can even set the app to have x storage space reserved for offline content so that you don't need any connection to view the files that are cached in that. I think it goes up to 500MB currently.

Two problems with that:
- requires MobileMe account (not everybody has one and it's not free)
- requires internet connection (not always available, even if we're limiting ourselves to Wi-Fi for the same of the argument since 3G isn't free nor available everywhere either)

And the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch all have local storage, why not use that? :confused:
 
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roland.g

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Two problems with that:
- requires MobileMe account (not everybody has one and it's not free)
- requires internet connection (not always available, even if we're limiting ourselves to Wi-Fi for the same of the argument since 3G isn't free nor available everywhere either)

And the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch all have local storage, why not use that? :confused:

If he has a lot of pdfs and doesn't want to/can't really organize them in the iBooks app, then the file structure of the iDisk would work really well. Yes, it is the case that you have to pay for MobileMe, which some of us already do, but the internet question shouldn't be a concern if you cache the pdfs into the MobileMe iDisk app local storage on the iPad, then you can get them regardless of where you are. So you are using the local storage. Just a different way. If the syncing of pdfs is available through the iBooks app and you can organize them, then obviously that is a better solution.
 
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martynmc7

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Two problems with that:
- requires MobileMe account (not everybody has one and it's not free)
- requires internet connection (not always available, even if we're limiting ourselves to Wi-Fi for the same of the argument since 3G isn't free nor available everywhere either)

And the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch all have local storage, why not use that? :confused:

Exactly, I really don't want to shell out for a MobileMe account just so I can organise files, that would be ridiculous.

And yes to the person who said you could copy and paste, I did briefly forget that! However, the real issue is if you want to store the images anywhere, or organise how files are saved etc.
 
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ravenvii

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I am looking for more info on iWork, specifically how and where it saves the files, and also how the files are transferred between a PC/Mac and the iPad.

As discussed by Jobs during the January announcement, the iPad will have a shared files thingy, which will make it easy to save files on the iPad, and transfer between the computer and the iPad.

And what happens when you want to print any of these documents?

There's a dongle for that.
 
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martynmc7

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If he has a lot of pdfs and doesn't want to/can't really organize them in the iBooks app, then the file structure of the iDisk would work really well. Yes, it is the case that you have to pay for MobileMe, which some of us already do, but the internet question shouldn't be a concern if you cache the pdfs into the MobileMe iDisk app local storage on the iPad, then you can get them regardless of where you are. So you are using the local storage. Just a different way. If the syncing of pdfs is available through the iBooks app and you can organize them, then obviously that is a better solution.

It is an option, but also a bit of a kludge that costs money. Apple must have thought of a more elegant solution surely, if this is supposed to replace a netbook. All I need is a file system where I can organise my .pdf's, and potentially a way to print them.
 
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roland.g

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Exactly, I really don't want to shell out for a MobileMe account just so I can organise files, that would be ridiculous.

And yes to the person who said you could copy and paste, I did briefly forget that! However, the real issue is if you want to store the images anywhere, or organise how files are saved etc.

Oh well find another solution. I already have MobileMe and get a lot of use out of it so this is just another bonus.
 
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tPet

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Yes! That's my question too. Does the iPad have any direct printing capabilities? Can it connect and print to wireless printers?

And what happens when you want to print any of these documents?
 
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crees!

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Great feature. Can't see myself buying iWork for the Mac since Office is so universal/prevalent, but being able to export pages/numbers to Office format is key. I would buy the $10 apps.

Though there's no mention of export Keynote as PowerPoint.
 
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