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App updates in the works

Apple is to bring back features that were dropped from iWork '09 in the recent updates to Pages, Numbers and Keynote.

iWork update

Good news for everyone who has been slightly underwhelmed by the recently overhauled iWork apps – Apple has released a list of features that it will be re-introducing to Pages, Numbers and Keynote over the coming months, covering many of the old favourites that have been dropped from the previous iWork ’09 suite.

We can expect to see:

Pages

 

Pages

  • Customise toolbar
  • Vertical ruler
  • Improved alignment guides
  • Improved object placement
  • Import of cells with images
  • Improved word counts
  • Keyboard shortcuts for styles
  • Manage pages and sections from the thumbnail view

 

Numbers

Numbers

  • Customise toolbar
  • Improvements to zoom and window placement
  • Multi-column and range support
  • Auto-complete text in cells
  • Page headers and footers
  • Improvements to AppleScript support

 

 

 

 

Keynote

Keynote

  • Customise toolbar
  • Restoring old transitions and builds
  • Improvements to presenter display
  • Improvements to AppleScript support

 

 

 

 

 

In the meantime, Apple says that you can access these features by using the previous versions of the iWork apps, which should still be installed on your Mac in Applications>iWork ’09 if you’ve updated to the newer ones.

If you want to take an existing document back into iWork ’09, then you’ll need to hit File>Revert To (if you haven’t edited the document since updating Pages, Numbers and Keynote) or File>Export To (if you’ve created it using one of the new apps).

 

 

 

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