Apple Adds New Features and Improvements to Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for Mac

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Apple released updates to its iWork apps on the Mac: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. Each update was given a .1 designation and represents significant improvements to the apps. There are also unspecified bug fixes included.

iWork

Apple's patch notes in full:

Pages Patch Notes:

What's New in Version 5.1

  • Vertical ruler
  • Share password-protected documents via iCloud link
  • Customizable alignment guides
  • Set keyboard shortcuts for styles
  • View character count with or without spaces
  • Improved precision for inserting and pasting objects
  • Create charts with date, time, and duration values
  • Delete sections from the page navigator
  • Improved compatibility with Microsoft Word 2013 documents
  • Export password-protected documents to DOCX format
  • Custom number formats in charts are preserved on import of Pages ’09 and Microsoft Word documents
  • Start a list automatically using new special characters
  • Improved support for bidirectional text
  • Improved ePub export
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

Numbers Patch Notes:

What's New in Version 3.1

  • Sort by multiple columns
  • Sort a subset of rows
  • Text autocompletes when editing cells
  • Chart date and duration values
  • Optionally highlight rows and columns on mouseover
  • Progress indicator for calculations
  • Custom number formats in charts are preserved on import of Numbers ’09 and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets
  • Share password-protected spreadsheets via iCloud link
  • Export password-protected spreadsheets to XLSX format
  • Improvements to AppleScript support
  • Improved compatibility with Microsoft Excel 2013 spreadsheets
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

Keynote Patch Notes:

What's New in Version 6.1

  • New transitions including Droplet and Grid
  • Enhanced presenter display options
  • Share password-protected presentations via iCloud link
  • Custom number formats in charts are preserved on import of Keynote ’09 and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations
  • Create charts with date, time, and duration values
  • Improved compatibility with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 presentations
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

Each app is priced at US$19.99, but the updates are free and available now.

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4 Comments

rjackb

They finally fixed the media browser to recognize Aperture again after a long absence.

adamC

Quietly putting the nails into MS coffin.

Neil Anderson

Difficult to hammer quietly, but they’re doing it.

Lee Dronick

In Numbers I missed the autocomplete of cells and am pleased that they restored that feature.

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