iWork 09 gets an update that lets you export ePub

What if you wanted to create your own documents, then use iBooks to store them? Until today you had to work some magic with PDFs, import them, and then you were good to go. But, Apple released iWork 9.0.4 today and included in the notes is a sneaky little indication that they’re now giving us the ability to export our documents into an ePub format.

What does that mean? Well it means we can publish out own documents directly to iBooks. We haven’t tried it out yet, so we’re not exactly sure how straightforward the process will be, but we’re pretty confident that Apple’s letting us use iBooks.

Amongst the ePub update is included:

Keynote 5.0.4

  • Addresses an issue when printing handouts with rule lines.
  • Fixes an issue with the slide switcher.
  • Resolves an issue when automatically resizing some images while changing slide size.
  • Fixes an issue with tables.

Pages 4.0.4

  • Fixes an issue with tables.
  • Includes compatibility with the standard ePub file format (for use with iBooks) when exporting.

Numbers 2.0.4

  • Fixes an issue with tables.

So, open up your Software Update and patch away. You probably need it anyway.

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