“With all the fuss over new hardware at the latest Apple Macworld in San Francisco earlier this month, it’s no surprise that software would be deprived its deserved attention. But Apple made some noteworthy improvements to a few super applications, so this week Inspecting Gadgets looks at a few of them,” Eric Convey writes for The Boston Herald. “Most interesting were the upgrades to iWork, Apple’s suite of productivity applications.”
“My favorite is Keynote, Apple’s answer to Microsoft PowerPoint. Both allow the easy creation of presentations using slides and all sorts of animated effects. With either, an amateur can achieve good results in only a little time. But with Keynote, that same amateur can achieve great results,” Convey writes. “Apple also released an updated version of Pages and called it — big surprise here — Pages 2. Pages already was a word-processing and page-design program with some very useful features. Probably the most significant addition is mail merge, making it very easy to bring addresses from Apple’s Address Book application into documents. Want to send the same letter to 100 people, with only the address and salutation different? It’s a breeze now.”
Full article “New software really sweet: Upgrades to iWork hit Keynote” here.
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