Apple updates Pages, Numbers, Keynote


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Tuesday Apple released updates to its productivity suite on both iOS and Mac OS. Version 1.7 of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote bring improved compatibility with Microsoft's Office applications, among other improvements. iWork on the Mac OS, appears to basically be updated to support changes the iOS apps.

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