iWork updated with better Microsoft Office support and new features

By , Dec 4, 2012

Apple has this afternoon updated its iWork suite for both iOS and the Mac. The mobile versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote all received fairly significant changes, and their Mac counterparts received minor updates. We’ve got the change logs for the apps after the break…

Pages version 1.7:

  • 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 version 1.7

  • 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 version 1.7

  • 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

As you can see, Apple added several new features across its mobile iWork suite, as well as better support for Microsoft Office applications. Conversely, the updates to the Mac iWork apps are far more tame: “iWork Update 9.3 adds support for iWork for iOS 1.7 apps.”

If you already own the apps, you can find their updates — like always — in the Updates tab in the App Store. Otherwise, if you’re interested in purchasing them, you can find Pages here, Numbers here and Keynote here. All of them work with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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  • CollegiateLad

    Nice!!!

  • http://twitter.com/lukejmulholland Luke Mulholland

    Yea Youtube has been updated to support iPhone 5, Been up for a while now come on iDB…

    • http://twitter.com/AmpxMC Amp

      Thanks for letting us know :)

  • Justin

    This is awesome, I was just looking for this feature when I was putting together a speech!!