Apple releases significant iWork updates for macOS and iOS

Apple today released significant iWork updates for macOS and iOS:

What’s new for Pages for Mac 8.1:

• Style your text by filling it with gradients or images, or by applying new outline styles.
• Create links from text to other pages in a page layout document.
• Copy and paste pages or sections between documents.
• Place images, shapes, and equations inline in text boxes so they move with text.
• Using face detection, subjects in photos are intelligently positioned in placeholders and objects.
• Reapply a master page so text and media placeholders return to their default style and position.
• Create books using new templates for novels (available in English only).

What’s new for Pages for iOS 5.1:

• Style your text by filling it with gradients or images, or by applying new outline styles.
• Customize lists by choosing from new bullet types, changing the size and color of bullets, creating custom bullets, adjusting indentation levels, and more.
• Choose Learn Spelling to add a word to the spelling dictionary.
• Create links from text to other pages in a page layout document.
• Copy and paste pages or sections between documents.
• Use new chart editing capabilities to change the style of individual series, adjust spacing between columns, add trendlines, and more.
• Adjust the appearance of cell borders in tables.
• Place images, shapes, and equations inline in text boxes so they move with text.
• Choose whether Apple Pencil is used to start drawing or to select and scroll — or toggle between these options via double-tap using a supported Apple Pencil.
• Using face detection, subjects in photos are intelligently positioned in placeholders and objects.
• Reapply a master page so text and media placeholders return to their default style and position.
• Create books using new templates for novels (available in English only).

What’s new for Numbers for Mac 6.1:

• Greatly improved accuracy using the enhanced 128-bit calculation engine.
• Style your text by filling it with gradients or images, or by applying new outline styles.
• Create links from text to other sheets in a spreadsheet.
• Place images, shapes, and equations inline in text boxes so they move with text.
• Using face detection, subjects in photos are intelligently positioned in placeholders and objects.
• Improved performance while editing and sorting tables.
• Add rows to filtered tables.

What’s new for Numbers for iOS 5.1:

• Greatly improved accuracy using the enhanced 128-bit calculation engine.
• Style your text by filling it with gradients or images, or by applying new outline styles.
• Create links from text to other sheets in a spreadsheet.
• Add rows to filtered tables.
• Use new chart editing capabilities to change the style of individual series, adjust spacing between columns, add trendlines, and more.
• Adjust the appearance of cell borders in tables.
• Place images, shapes, and equations inline in text boxes so they move with text.
• Using face detection, subjects in photos are intelligently positioned in placeholders and objects.
• Choose whether Apple Pencil is used to start drawing or to select and scroll — or toggle between these options via double-tap using a supported Apple Pencil.
• Customize lists by choosing from new bullet types, changing the size and color of bullets, creating custom bullets, adjusting indentation levels, and more.
• Choose Learn Spelling to add a word to the spelling dictionary.

What’s new for Keynote for Mac 9.1:

• Edit master slides while collaborating on a presentation.
• Style your text by filling it with gradients or images, or by applying new outline styles.
• Place images, shapes, and equations inline in text boxes so they move with text.
• Using face detection, subjects in photos are intelligently positioned in placeholders and objects.

What’s new for Keynote for iOS 5.1:

• Edit master slides while collaborating on a presentation.
• Place images, shapes, and equations inline in text boxes so they move with text.
• Style your text by filling it with gradients or images, or by applying new outline styles.
• Use new chart editing capabilities to change the style of individual series, adjust spacing between columns, add trendlines, and more.
• Using face detection, subjects in photos are intelligently positioned in placeholders and objects.
• Adjust the appearance of cell borders in tables.
• Choose whether Apple Pencil is used to start drawing or to select and scroll — or toggle between these options via double-tap using a supported Apple Pencil.
• Customize lists by choosing from new bullet types, changing the size and color of bullets, creating custom bullets, adjusting indentation levels, and more.
• Choose Learn Spelling to add a word to the spelling dictionary.

MacDailyNews Take: Get ’em while they’re hot! Happy updating!

5 Comments

  1. Maybe someday they’ll grace us with a Pages.app update that does Table of Authorities and custom paragraph numbering, so they would be up to the “state of the art” in wordprocessing from the 80s. Major? I think not. More like shoveling in system library updates into the code base without actually solving long standing user needs/requests.

  2. So it has been several years and from version 5 to 8.1 and we can now, “Copy and paste pages or sections between documents.” Wowee-zowee.
    I wonder how long it will take to get back to the functionality of 4.3.

  3. Seems more like Apple have finally got to the stage where they are adding new features to iWork on all platforms at the same time. They also seem to be doing this at an increasing rate as the last update wasn’t too long ago.

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