Apple Rolling Out Updates To iWork For Mac, iOS

Apple’s iWork suite for both iOS and OS X have been updated to offer additional support with Microsoft products as well as add many user requested features. These updates bring the Mac version of iWork to version 9.3 and the iOS iteration to version 1.7. We’ve embedded the change-logs for each application after the break.

iWork for Mac 9.3

iWork Update 9.3 adds support for iWork for iOS 1.7 apps.
This update is recommended for users of iWork 9.0 and later.

Pages for iOS 1.7

In this release Pages for iOS is updated for improved compatibility with Microsoft Word and Pages for Mac.

• Use Change Tracking to track changes to body text in a document
• Accept and reject individual changes as you review a document
• Import Pages and Microsoft Word documents with change tracking and continue to track changes to body text
• Preserve tracked changes in documents exported in Microsoft Word or Pages format
• Preserve calculations in tables when importing from and exporting to Pages for Mac
• Add reflections to shapes
• Lock and unlock objects

Numbers for iOS 1.7

In this release Numbers for iOS is updated for improved compatibility with Microsoft Excel and Numbers for Mac.

• Hide and unhide rows and columns
• Import and export Numbers for Mac spreadsheets with filters, and turn filters on and off
• Preserve rich text in tables when importing and exporting
• Add reflections to shapes
• Lock and unlock objects

Keynote for iOS 1.7

In this release Keynote for iOS is updated for improved compatibility with Microsoft PowerPoint and Keynote for Mac.

• Import and export all Microsoft PowerPoint and Keynote for Mac slide sizes
• Import and export presentation themes, complete with master slides and preset styles
• Play back all Keynote action builds including Move, Rotate, Scale, and Opacity
• Add new slide transitions including Shimmer and Sparkle
• Preserve calculations in tables when importing from and exporting to Keynote for Mac
• Add reflections to shapes
• New print layouts include options to print with presenter notes, with builds, and without backgrounds
• Lock and unlock objects

It’s nice to see Apple continue to update iWork even though it hasn’t received a full redesign since 2009. Rumors have been predicting a new iWork for years. You can purchase iWork for OS X via the Mac App Store for $20 per application while the iOS versions sit at $10 per app.

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