iWork 08 smaller than 06? How?

ghall

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Jun 27, 2006
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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?
 

PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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afaik, they no longer have to have individual templates for every language, thus dramatically cutting down on the size.
 

PeggyD

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Jan 9, 2007
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Covington, WA, USA
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.