Apple Updates iWork for Mac & iOS w/Better Office Compatibility

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Apple released updates for its iWork suite on both OS X and iOS. Pages 1.7, Numbers 1.7, and Keynote 1.7 each add new features and improved compatibility for Microsoft Office, while iWork 9.3 for Mac is designed to simply support the new iOS versions.

Pages, Numbers, & Keynote

Pages, Numbers & Keynote

Apple's release notes for iWork Update 9.3, which includes Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for Mac:

iWork 9.3 is recommended for users of iWork 9.0 and later when using OS X Lion v10.7.4 and above. Update 9.3 adds support for iWork for iOS 1.7 apps.

The patch notes for each of the iOS app updates:

Pages 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 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 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

iWork 9.3 is available through the Mac App Store, while the iOS versions are on the App Store. All of the updates are free.

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