Would love to buy iWork but not

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by liquid stereo, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. liquid stereo macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2005
    Saint Paul
    Unless Apple seriously gets with it, I will not be purchasing Keynote or Pages. I imagine a lot of people feel the same way.

    When is OS 4 supposed to roll?
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    "gets with it" - what issues do you have with Keynote or Pages? That might help facilitate discussion.
  3. pvmacguy macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2009
    What issue do you have with keynote and pages? I'm at work and just created a small flyer pages and didn't have a problem.
  4. mumper macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2007
    No export to Powerpoint or Excel. Horrible oversight by Apple.
  5. Silvereel macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2010
    Well, maybe Microsoft will port Office to the iPad at some point, once they see that the Windows 7 tablets aren't going to beat it. But for now, I think Pages will suit me just fine. Aside from the compatibility problems you mentioned (I would love to have this fixed a bit more, too) it really is an awesome word processor. I know word processors aren't exactly on the cutting edge, or very advanced, but as far as they go, this really is a great one, and typing on the iPad is a lot of fun once you get used to it.
  6. JonboyDC macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2004
    I agree that they need to work out the export issues, and the printing issues. (It shouldn't be necessary to rely on a third party solution for something as basic as printing).

    I will say that I'm really happy they decided not to bundle these three apps together. I'll definitely be getting Pages and Keynote, but I have no use for Numbers, and I'm glad I'm not being forced to pay for it.
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    ...as well as explaining how OS 4.0 is going to help things.
  8. phooi macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2007
    Agree with the export issues on numbers and keynote. That's why I just bought pages -- exports to Word and is a decent word processor.
  9. Maaz macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2010
  10. NewSc2 macrumors 65816

    Jun 4, 2005
    New York, NY
    Thought I'd use Numbers, but without multitasking it's almost useless. I'm usually referencing numbers from another PDF or spreadsheet when I'm typing up my Excel reports.
  11. pvmacguy macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2009
    Ah well that's really dumb then. I have only really had go export in pages and not the other two.
  12. iCheddar macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2007
    South Dakota
    Apple needs to fix the clunkiness of dealing with documents on iPad.

    There should be a far simpler way to get files on and off an iPad.

    In January the iPad was going to have the option to mount a folder when docked, that file sharing functionality was taken away, hopefully they bring it back with iPhone 4.0
  13. munckee macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2005
    I may well be in this camp (once my 3G arrives). From early reports, there's a very low file size limit for use in Keynote that doesn't begin to meet my needs. Until it has the same capabilities as the desktop version—or at least the ability to present files correctly—it's useless to me. My understanding is that it supports very few fonts, doesn't maintain transitions from the desktop app, etc.
  14. str1f3 macrumors 68000

    Aug 24, 2008
    From what I've read iWork has some real issues such as:

    -Grouped objects are ungrouped
    -endnotes and footnotes are not imported in Pages
    -Table of Content changes to regular text
    -some fonts cannot be used on the iPad
    -Recorded or Embedded audio is not imported from Keynote presentations.
    -Presenter Notes and Comments are not imported
    -3D charts are converted to 2D charts
    -Changes tracked in an imported document are accepted and comments are not imported
    -All links other than weblinks are removed
  15. liquid stereo thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2005
    Saint Paul
    Deliberate limitations of iPad-iWork

    After purchasing Pages and Keynote, I've come to really dislike Apple's deliberately limiting their software.

    • The way the iPad deals with files is just silly.
    • The file size limitation on Keynote (30 MB) means that movies cannot be in the file.
    • Few of my movies, built using Apple/MacOS codecs that came with my Mac, will actually play on the iPad.

    This entire thing has convinced me that Apple has deliberately hamstrung the iPad to not take sales away from their MacBooks.


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