“Apple updated its iWork suite on all three platforms (iOS, Mac, and iCloud) yesterday, with improvements to almost every aspect of every app, from editing in Pages to creating charts in Numbers and delivering presentations in Keynote,” Dan Miller reports for Macworld.

“All three apps will purportedly be more compatible with Microsoft Office (which, coincidentally, finally appeared on the iPad last week),” Miller reports. “On the Mac, the three iWork apps now aim to do a better job of exporting to Office’s XML formats. The iCloud versions of the three apps can now open password-protected documents, spreadsheets, and presentations from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. And the Mac and iOS apps claim to preserve custom number formats in charts imported from their Office counterparts.”

Miller reports, “The iOS and Mac versions of the Pages, Numbers, and Keynote can share password-protected documents via an iCloud link. The iCloud versions of the three apps can show you a list of the documents that other users have shared with you in the document manager; they also let you add passwords to documents you create online. The iCloud apps add some other new collaboration tools, too…”

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