The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Apple Updates iWork With '06 Version

TMO at Macworld - Apple Updates iWork With '06 Version

by , 2:20 PM EST, January 10th, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO -- In addition to iLife, Apple's iWork productivity suite, which includes the presentation software Keynote and the word processing/page layout application Pages, received an '06 upgrade during CEO Steve Jobs' keynote. Both Keynote 3 and Pages 2 can take advantage of such new features as 3D charts, iPhoto-like image editing and masking tools and spreadsheet-like tables.

While not as full-featured as Microsoft Excel, the tables function enables users to add, multiple or average numbers in rows or columns and insert the results in a Keynote or Pages document. Those spreadsheets can also be turned into 3D charts with wood grain, metal or marble textures, complete with the ability to control the viewing angle.

The image editing tools include freeform shapes and curves, while iWork '06 also enables users to include comments in slides and documents without affecting their layout. Pages 2 offers mail merge with Address Book, as well as two dozen new templates and new thumbnail and search views.


A new template in Pages 2

Features new to Keynote 3 include cinematic transitions, such as vertical or horizontal blinds and a revolving door, a Light Table view mode for looking at an entire presentation and reorganizing slides and flexible build animations with more control over bullet lists, tables and charts.


A wood-grain 3D chart in Keynote 3

iWork '06 sells for US$79 and requires a G4, G5 or Intel Core processor, 256MB RAM (512MB recommended), 32MB of Video RAM, QuickTime 7.0.3 and a DVD drive.

Recent Headlines - Updated November 27th

Thu,8:00 AM
Happy Thanksgiving from The Mac Observer!
Wed,9:36 PM
Apple Reportedly Building Chinese Sapphire Plant with Foxconn
8:40 PM
ACM 282: The Steampunk, Sapphire, and Apple Watch Episode
7:46 PM
Melissa Holt on MacJury’s Holiday Gift Guide 2
4:42 PM
Steampunk USB Flash Drives with Motorized Gears - Really!
4:05 PM
Black Friday 2014: The Best Mac Deals
3:10 PM
iOS 8: Control Which Apps Can Access Your Private Data
2:50 PM
The Name Your Own Price Must-Have Mac Bundle
1:36 PM
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-11-26
10:46 AM
5 iPhone Apps to Cut Your Thanksgivings Stress
8:50 AM
iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: Naming Group Conversations in Messages
Tue,9:01 PM
BuzzFeed Uses Apple Watches to Incentivise Staff
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!