Apple Updates iWork Apps for iOS and Mac

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    Apple today introduced updates for its iWork apps, adding new features to Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for both iOS devices and Macs.

    Today's update introduces support for recording, editing, and playing audio directly within documents, spreadsheets, and slides in all three apps. There are options in Settings to use the Apple Pencil to select and scroll, and all of the apps support a variety of new editable shapes and support for mathematical equations using LateX or MathML notation.

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    Charts in Pages and Keynote support rounded corners on columns and bars, while Numbers and Keynote support gradient and image fills for shapes and text boxes.

    Full release notes for all three iOS updates are below:

    Pages

    [*]Easily record, edit, and play audio directly on a page.
    [*]Smart annotation marks now stretch and wrap to follow your text as you edit.
    [*]Quickly switch between drawing and smart annotation modes on iPad.
    [*]A new option in Settings > Pages lets you use Apple Pencil to select and scroll
    [*]Track text changes in shapes and text boxes.
    [*]Add colors and images to backgrounds in page layout documents.
    [*]Give charts a new look with rounded corners on columns and bars.
    [*]Add mathematical equations to page layout documents using LaTeX or MathML notation.
    [*]Enhance your documents with a variety of new editable shapes.
    [*]Add gradient and image fills to shapes and text boxes.
    [*]Easily browse templates by category.
    [*]Save a different auto scroll speed per document when using presenter mode.
    [*]Improved support for Arabic and Hebrew.

    Keynote

    [*]Edit existing or create new master slides.
    [*]Easily record, edit, and play audio directly on a slide.
    [*]A new option in Settings > Keynote lets you use Apple Pencil to select and scroll.
    [*]Export a presentation as a movie or images.
    [*]Give charts a new look with rounded corners on columns and bars.
    [*]Add mathematical equations using LaTeX or MathML notation.
    [*]Enhance your documents with a variety of new editable shapes.
    [*]Add gradient and image fills to shapes and text boxes.
    [*]Improved support for Arabic and Hebrew.

    Numbers

    [*]Easily record, edit, and play audio directly in a spreadsheet.
    [*]A new option in Settings > Numbers lets you use Apple Pencil to select and scroll
    [*]Give charts a new look with rounded corners on columns and bars.
    [*]Add mathematical equations using LaTeX or MathML notation.
    [*]Enhance your documents with a variety of new editable shapes.
    [*]Add gradient and image fills to shapes and text boxes.
    [*]Easily browse templates by category.

    On the Mac, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote support mathematical equations using LaTex or MathML notation, rounded corners on columns and bars when using charts, and new editable shapes.

    Keynote includes improved compatibility with Microsoft PowerPoint, and Numbers includes improved compatibility with Microsoft Excel.

    Pages and Keynote both include improved support for Arabic and Hebrew, with Pages also gaining support for tracking text changes in shapes and text boxes and the ability to add colors and images to backgrounds in page layout documents.

    All of Apple's iWork apps are free downloads that can be obtained from the App Store and Mac App Store.

    - Pages for iOS [App Store]
    - Keynote for iOS [App Store]
    - Numbers for iOS [App Store]

    - Pages for macOS [Direct Link]
    - Keynote for macOS [Direct Link]
    - Numbers for macOS [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Apple Updates iWork Apps for iOS and Mac
     
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    Ugh. How did I not notice "File->Convert to Page Layout" until just now??? </n00b>
     
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    I keep looking for the ability to assign animations and transitions to masters to be put back in. Why was that ever removed in the first place??
     
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    Not the same if the whine was for Pages '09 page layout functionality. Big difference between this Pages Page Layout mode and that Pages Page Layout mode.
     
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    ugh. This update still re-orders linked text boxes depending upon where they are moved. :rolleyes:
     
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    What is the difference? The current version of Pages pretty much let's you put text or images anywhere on the page you want and wrap them or not wrap them etc. What is missing?
     
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    Oh my. The difference is substantial. Pages '09 functioned like a simple DTP application with upwards of all of the most-needed features (but not every possible feature that makes stuff like Quark & Indesign so onerous)... kind of as Pages is to Word, Pages 09 "Page Layout" mode was to products like Indesign & Quark. The modern Pages Page Layout mode offers a subset of Pages '09 functionality, probably to keep it compatible with iDevices... but still leaves a lot of the functionality of '09 out (probably because being able to do those things on an iDevice is not as readily apparent as being able to do them on a Mac).

    If you have both, you should quickly start noticing the differences when you try to do things you could do almost 10 years ago on this version of Pages and find you can't.
     
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    I'm betting the DEVS can't even see this as an issue. From their perspective, they probably perceive a benefit to reordering them "as is"... probably reflecting a mentality of "page layout" mode being used for single page layouts and not thinking about multi-page documents where a person might want complete flexibility on what text box links with what other text box (wherever they may be placed).
     
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    No, because this has no relevance for Developers. It was already bad enough they touted emojis, Animoji and Memoji on this event. But at least that showcased their new technology and its possibilities.
     
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    Now if they would redo iMovie for iOS so I can choose a color for my text.......
     
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    Would be nice to fix some features like the ones on Excel. For example I have a problem, the way Numbers round the numbers in a formula. I can't find a way to round Numbers to one decimal (after I did an operation) so it will only consider one decimal. Excel does that if you want. Kind of use full when for example a tax would be 5,246% and make a SUM. I'm showing and example. The addition in the first line doesn't make sense. Should be 54,1. The Second line are the original numbers... In Excel you can ask to force it to consider the numbers written ONCE rounded. You do that all the time with tax rates...
     

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    Anyone know why there’s no ‘B’ to blank the screen in a keynote presentation?

    Or if it is there, how do you do it? Seems like a glaring omission.
     
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    Lumafusion. Shows up iOS iMovie for what it really is.
     
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    Will this require High Sierra or could it work with Sierra, too?
     
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    Works with Sierra.
     
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    Great additions!!!

    I know that iWork is now free, but why not Apple just hire one person to continue to develop iWork?

    Apparently, it looks like whomever is the developer for iWork works on other things and when they have some time adds or updates iWork.
     
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    Would it hurt for them to support iOS 10 as well?

    I'll bet like every other iWork update you can't open documents made in the new version on the old version.
     
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    Are there any benefits to using this software suite over Office? (Serious question)
     
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