Apple Updates The iWork Suite For iOS And Mac With Better Microsoft Office Compatibility

Apple has updated its iWork suite today for both iOS and Mac, this includes Numbers, Pages and Keynote. Most of the changes and improvements have to do with better compatibility with Microsoft Office, but you can read about all the iOS changes below. The Mac updates simply read “adds support for iWork for iOS 1.7 apps.”

Apple iWork Suite Updated

Pages v1.7 Update Changelog:

  • 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 Keynote v1.7 Update Changelog: In this release Keynote for iOS is updated for improved compatibility with Microsoft PowerPoint and Keynote for Mac.

Keynote v1.7 Update Changelog:

  • 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 Numbers v1.7 Update Changelog: In this release Numbers for iOS is updated for improved compatibility with Microsoft Excel and Numbers for Mac.

Numbers v1.7 Update Changelog:

  • 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

Many users have still reported that even after this update, Apple’s iWork suite does not play as well as they would like with Microsoft Office, but this update should definitely help in a lot of circumstances. If you have already purchased either Pages, Keynote or Numbers then you can find these updates in the Updates tab via the Mac App Store. Otherwise you can purchase Pages by clicking here, Keynote by clicking here and Numbers by clicking here.

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