13 MAY

Apple Updates iWork iPad Apps

by Marianne Schultz
 

Updates just hit the App store for Apple’s iWork apps for the iPad. The suite of productivity apps was announced at the same time as the iPad in January and became available in the App Store right as the iPad was released in the U.S. While feedback on these apps has been mixed, they currently all have 3-star or higher overall ratings in the App Store and have consistently appeared in the list of Top Paid iPad apps from the start.

Pages ($9.99) goes to version 1.1 with the following changes to add support for more languages, fix tools not previously available in landscape orientation, and more:

- Support for French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish
- Toolbar and ruler are now available in wide-screen landscape view
- Documents automatically fit to page width in landscape view
- Enhanced Back/Front slider in the Arrange panel

This update also:

- Improves reliability when exporting Microsoft Word documents
- Addresses issues with exporting documents previously imported from Microsoft Word
- Fixes an issue with text wrapping in Microsoft Word after exporting a document with a frame around an image
- Addresses a chart font size issue when exporting documents previously imported from Microsoft Word
- Resolves an issue with scrolling after inserting and playing a movie

Numbers ($9.99) and Keynote ($9.99) also get similar language support and landscape-orientation changes to Pages. Additionally, Numbers 1.1 gets the following fixes:

- Improves reliability when importing Numbers ’09 spreadsheets
- Addresses a chart font size issue when exporting spreadsheets previously imported from Microsoft Excel
- Fixes an issue when formatting a table pasted from Keynote or Pages
- Addresses an issue where formulas did not properly update when dragging and dropping cells
- Fixes an issue with applying a new style to a table in a template after an Undo

Last but not least, Keynote also gets some fixes of its own:

- Improves reliability when importing Numbers ’09 spreadsheets
- Addresses a chart font size issue when exporting spreadsheets previously imported from Microsoft Excel
- Fixes an issue when formatting a table pasted from Keynote or Pages
- Addresses an issue where formulas did not properly update when dragging and dropping cells
- Fixes an issue with applying a new style to a table in a template after an Undo

1 Comment

  1. David Dearie

    Now, if Keynote would update to allow you to Loop a presentation, I’ll be happy!

Leave a comment