iWork 08 smaller than 06? How?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ghall, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. ghall macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    Forgive me if this has been mentioned before, but I was just curious, the older version of Keynote was over 1GB if I remember correctly, but the new version is just under 300MB, yet it has more themes and such. How is this possible?
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    afaik, they no longer have to have individual templates for every language, thus dramatically cutting down on the size.
     
  3. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    Ah, cool.
     
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  5. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    The difference is due to the way graphics are accessed by the templates. In iWork '05 & '06 the various graphics in the templates existed in each language version. Now, the templates share resources. Since there are about 15 different language versions of the templates, that a lot of space saved.
     

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