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Apple today updated iWork for iCloud with support for up to eight new languages and more than 50 new fonts. The changes were added to the cloud-based versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote and were first reported by German blog Macerkopf.

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New iCloud languages include French, German, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese, Arabic (Pages only) and Hebrew (Pages only) with Pages receiving 8 new languages and Number and Keynotes now supporting six. Apple also expanded the number of available fonts, adding 50 new font types that improve the creative options available to users as well as add support for the new languages. Other changes include a revised main toolbar that now allows users to easily change the name of a document and other-app specific improvements like the ability to undo the deletion of section breaks while editing in Pages.

Apple introduced iWork for iCloud at WWDC 2013 and has been steadily improving the service with small, but regular updates. The company still maintains a desktop version of the productivity suite and recently updated its iWork apps with new features and a redesign for OS X Yosemite.


Article Link: iWork for iCloud Updated with Eight New Languages, 50 Fonts and Improved Document Editing
 

PsykX

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I'm glad that they're doing continuous improvement on these apps, without the need to wait for an event. Plus, it gives me more room for new hardware at Apple events :D
 

BMcCoy

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Loads of updates today.. I've got a ton of app updates on my iphone and ipad, including the Microsoft Office apps..
 

Traverse

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Well, it's nice to see they care, but I'm still waiting for functional feature enhancements to the desktop version.

- Linked text boxes
- Side by side pages
- .rtfd support
- Better styles control
 

FieldingMellish

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I would just like existing features to be duplicated on both Mac and iOS platforms. I had some nice formatting done in a Mac version and it broke when opened on IOS.
 

zedsdead

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iWork @ iCloud NEEDS to be unified with the other apps. Especially the fact that it doesn't support builds in Keynote which is RIDICULOUS!

The Apps are still not the same, and the Mac versions are ahead of iOS. I thought redesigning them would have made complete feature parity but I guess not. Not to mention the features STILL MISSING.
 

proline

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Well, it's nice to see they care, but I'm still waiting for functional feature enhancements to the desktop version.

- Linked text boxes
- Side by side pages
- .rtfd support
- Better styles control
Nothing will be coming to the 'desktop version'. iWork apps will continue to have substantive feature parity. Either they all get it or none of them do. Only trivial features will be in one version of iWork but not others. This is Apple's new design philosophy for these apps. Get used to it.
 

Kaibelf

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iWork @ iCloud NEEDS to be unified with the other apps. Especially the fact that it doesn't support builds in Keynote which is RIDICULOUS!

The Apps are still not the same, and the Mac versions are ahead of iOS. I thought redesigning them would have made complete feature parity but I guess not. Not to mention the features STILL MISSING.

I agree. It's absolutely OUTRAGEOUS that you can't get everything you want from software that is completely free and for which you paid nothing. :rolleyes:
 

zubikov

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Same story going on for 15 years

MS Office is just better. I'm sorry but the new Office apps on the iPad are great. Look at what Google's been able to do with their office, they built it from scratch and it's a complete piece of software.

Apple just doesn't do great productivity software. From Apple works to modern day iWork, it's all just a half-assed attempt at software, just so that they're able to say that they have their own Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
 

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Well, it's nice to see they care, but I'm still waiting for functional feature enhancements to the desktop version.

- Linked text boxes
- Side by side pages
- .rtfd support
- Better styles control

These would be nice, but my number 1 request is to have something akin to pivot tables in numbers. There are lots of little things in each of the apps, but IMHO this is by far the biggest issue across the apps.
 

Michael Goff

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I agree. It's absolutely OUTRAGEOUS that you can't get everything you want from software that is completely free and for which you paid nothing. :rolleyes:

And I think we now know the reason Apple made the software free. They knew people would suddenly say that any fault is okay 'because it is free'. Clever.
 

Traverse

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And I think we now know the reason Apple made the software free. They knew people would suddenly say that any fault is okay 'because it is free'. Clever.

Heh, I like that logic. I paid $20 for Pages '09 and it was superb, but the minute it went "FREE" it sucked. I don't care that it has parity with iOS. Build iOS up to achieve that, don't tear OS X down.
 

gadgetguy03

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MS Office is just better. I'm sorry but the new Office apps on the iPad are great. Look at what Google's been able to do with their office, they built it from scratch and it's a complete piece of software.

Apple just doesn't do great productivity software. From Apple works to modern day iWork, it's all just a half-assed attempt at software, just so that they're able to say that they have their own Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

It works just fine for my daily use. I use it for personal finance budgeting, typing up letters or memos to those on my volunteer AV team at church, and developing training slideshows.

All I'm saying is that Office is better for you and iWork is better for me. Granted, if they are worried about Office and Google they should improve their software to enterprise standards but for right now it seems they are focused on the home user.
 

Junipr

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I'm glad that they're doing continuous improvement on these apps, without the need to wait for an event. Plus, it gives me more room for new hardware at Apple events :D

Lol, could you imagine...

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"Ok...but there's one more thing. *crowd cheers* Actually eight more things, and by things, I mean languages. Now, this is something only Apple could have done...":apple:
 

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MS Office is just better. I'm sorry but the new Office apps on the iPad are great. Look at what Google's been able to do with their office, they built it from scratch and it's a complete piece of software.

Apple just doesn't do great productivity software. From Apple works to modern day iWork, it's all just a half-assed attempt at software, just so that they're able to say that they have their own Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

I don't agree. It all depends on the intended audience. Microsoft is intended for the professional user whereas iWorks is intended for the casual user. At home I do not need or want all of the features in MS-office it complicates the product. If I am a publisher, then iWorks clearly won't do. But if I am at home just writing stuff or a student just writing a paper for class, then Pages can work just fine. Personally I like Keynote better than powerpoint even with its few limitations. The only thing were I really think Apple lacks is in Numbers because they have never provided a pivot table alternative. This is useful even at home for my budget and investment spreadsheets I create.

iWorks for the professional Publisher or Accountant/Statistian will not do. But they were not the intended audience. Maybe the partnership with IBM will yield a version that is more powerful for the workplace.
 

gadgetguy03

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And I think we now know the reason Apple made the software free. They knew people would suddenly say that any fault is okay 'because it is free'. Clever.

It's not a fault. It's designed for a different user in mind. There are other products you are free to use should you choose to do so.
 

Michael Goff

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Heh, I like that logic. I paid $20 for Pages '09 and it was superb, but the minute it went "FREE" it sucked. I don't care that it has parity with iOS. Build iOS up to achieve that, don't tear OS X down.

And it still doesn't have parity anyway.

It's not a fault. It's designed for a different user in mind. There are other products you are free to use should you choose to do so.

I paid 20$ each for the 3 pieces of software on OS X. I paid 10$ for Pages on iOS. Not expensive, but not free either.
 

Kaibelf

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And I think we now know the reason Apple made the software free. They knew people would suddenly say that any fault is okay 'because it is free'. Clever.

Actually, no, it's not about saying any fault is okay, it's about saying that you're really not entitled to anything, and you're more than welcome to use Office 365 if you have an issue. ;)

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Heh, I like that logic. I paid $20 for Pages '09 and it was superb, but the minute it went "FREE" it sucked. I don't care that it has parity with iOS. Build iOS up to achieve that, don't tear OS X down.

Did your copy of '09 stop working, or did you choose (or were you forced) to install the new version?

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I paid 20$ each for the 3 pieces of software on OS X. I paid 10$ for Pages on iOS. Not expensive, but not free either.

I paid far more than that for a 2008 iMac years ago, yet recently bought a new one because it couldn't handle new tasks that I wanted it to do. *shrug* Go figure.
 

Michael Goff

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Actually, no, it's not about saying any fault is okay, it's about saying that you're really not entitled to anything, and you're more than welcome to use Office 365 if you have an issue. ;)

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Did your copy of '09 stop working, or did you choose (or were you forced) to install the new version?

So, really, it is about excusing Apple. Because you, essentially, said "if you don't like it, leave". You say it's not about saying the flats are okay, then you say we're not entitled to not have thise faults because it's free. Choose a side and stick with it.

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Actually, no, it's not about saying any fault is okay, it's about saying that you're really not entitled to anything, and you're more than welcome to use Office 365 if you have an issue. ;)

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Did your copy of '09 stop working, or did you choose (or were you forced) to install the new version?

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I paid far more than that for a 2008 iMac years ago, yet recently bought a new one because it couldn't handle new tasks that I wanted it to do. *shrug* Go figure.

You paid more for an entire computer than for software? Please, tell me more.
 

gadgetguy03

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I paid 20$ each for the 3 pieces of software on OS X. I paid 10$ for Pages on iOS. Not expensive, but not free either.

I did as well. I wasn't expecting Microsoft Office when I bought them. I understood that they were built with a different user in mind. It works just fine for my home environment. As others have stated here, maybe a partnership with IBM will yield more products conducive to the professional field but I knew what I was getting when I bought the software. I wasn't expecting Office when Office for Mac sits around $140
 
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