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Apple today released iWork 9.0.5, a maintenance update for the current edition of the company's productivity suite. In particular, the update expands support for iWork.com, which has remained in public beta for nearly two years now.
This update contains bug fixes and improvements, including the following:

- Adds support for playback of Keynote presentations on iWork.com public beta, with over 15 animations and effects, when using the latest version of Safari.
- Adds support for Keynote Remote 1.2, including high-resolution slides for the Retina display.
- Addresses an issue in Keynote with ruler numbers when moving or resizing a shape or scrolling.
- Addresses an issue when exporting a Keynote presentation to iTunes/iPod when iTunes 10 is installed.
- Improves the readability of ePub documents exported from Pages.
- Includes public sharing and private upload document sharing options for iWork.com to Keynote, Pages, and Numbers.
Full details on the update, which weighs in at 67.06 MB, are available in a support document associated with the release.

As suggested in the update description, Apple has also updated its Keynote Remote iOS application [App Store], bringing a number of fixes and improvements to the application for controlling Keynote presentations.
What's New in Version 1.2

- Optimized for the Retina display, including support for high-resolution slides.
- Support for iOS 4 multitasking.
- Improved handling of alerts (such as push notifications, text messages) received while controlling a presentation.
- Improved handling of loss of connection with Keynote '09
- Fixed networking issues, including recognizing a new Wi-Fi network if it was connected after launching Keynote Remote
There have been hints that Apple may launch a new iWork '11 alongside the Mac App Store tomorrow, and we have heard from several sources that the release may only be available through the Mac App Store and not on physical media, although we have been unable to confirm those reports.

Article Link: Apple Releases iWork 9.0.5 With iWork.com Improvements
 

Mattsasa

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Why release a major update to iWork '09 in 2011!!!!

not saying that support should be dropped, but there is iWork '11?! Will we see in tomorrow?
 

plickfu

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So I go to upload a Keynote presentation to check out the new features, and I get an error saying prerelease software is not compatible with iwork.com. Never had any problems w iwork.com before. Anyone else finding this? Curious what could be causing it.


Edit: Nevermind. Redownloaded from Apple Support Page, working fine now. Well, fine is a relative term. Turned a 24MB Keynote into a 66MB Keynote before uploaing (which took a good 10 mins). But it's a neat feature nonetheless. Hopefully the Keynote Remote update will actually work.
 
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MikhailT

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Why release a major update to iWork '09 in 2011!!!!

not saying that support should be dropped, but there is iWork '11?! Will we see in tomorrow?

It's the last update they'll make for iWork '09 before moving toward iWork '11. IIRC, they do this to many of their applications. They'll release an update before the formal release of new major versions.
 

Small White Car

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It's the last update they'll make for iWork '09 before moving toward iWork '11. IIRC, they do this to many of their applications. They'll release an update before the formal release of new major versions.

Yeah, this is actually a good clue that iWork 11 may come out in the Mac App Store tomorrow.

"Here's your last update for those of you too cheap to upgrade tomorrow. Enjoy it, you good-for-nothing cheapskates!"

Or something like that.
 

Stuipdboy1000

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Apple seem to update the icon for Keynote every time a major new release comes out ("Q4 20**) and look what we have in the updated Keynote Remote app:
 

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jayman99

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At this point especially with this latest software update, it doesn't seem likely they will launch an iWork '11 tomorrow. It's still a possibility, but I don't think it's going to happen anymore. Plus, I think Apple would have wanted to show it off and present the new features for the software like they have in the past. Oh well, time will tell when the App Store launches tomorrow. I think launching the App Store is the largest focus on Apple right now, not releasing an iWork '11 update.
 

HLdan

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There's not a thing on Windows Office that offers better than Pages in terms of creation. I do all my business brochures and flyers on Pages and I've been asked several times what company is creating them. I tell them, "I'll give you a hint", Windows 7 has nothing to do with it, that's why they look professional. ;)
 

zedsdead

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I use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote often. I think it's a useful suite. ;^_^

I love it as well. Pages is my most used app, followed closely by Keynote. I have also been using Numbers quite a bit. I love it far more than Office.
 

Cougarcat

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Dammit, I wanted Pages '11 with a notetaking mode tomorrow...somehow I don't think that's going to happen.

Edit: Apparently Apple released an update to iWork '08 right before '09, so maybe there is hope for tomorrow.
 
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ArtOfWarfare

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There's not a thing on Windows Office that offers better than Pages in terms of creation. I do all my business brochures and flyers on Pages and I've been asked several times what company is creating them. I tell them, "I'll give you a hint", Windows 7 has nothing to do with it, that's why they look professional. ;)

Same deal with Keynote and slideshows.

Even though Numbers (and iWork in general) gets better graphing capabilities with each release, it's still not good enough.

Granted, I'm a senior in high school and "Good Enough" for me has been a mcving target. It seems that with each release I've thought "if only I had this last year... But it's not good enough for this year." (and then I use it anyways and have to find some way to screw around with transparency or add extra shapes on the graph to pretend Numbers was actually able to do what I wanted.)

Oh, and it kind of sucks that I had to install a plug-in to get an equation editor... it's not the prettiest thing, and it's behavior is often unmaclike, but it gets the job done at least...
 

mikey.f

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Well I'm not sure if this is a feature of the new update, or just a fix of a wrong iWork installation, but my apps open up in a snap of a finger now, whereas before it would take a few "jumps" of the icon for the app to start up. Or this might be just a temporary behaviour :-/. We'll see.

Mind, it shouldn't have been slow on my 27" i7 iMac... Should it? But it had been.
 
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