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Apple has updated the office suite of applications iWork

by Henry Brown

 

Apple has updated the iWork office suite for iOS, iPadOS and macOS. If you have never heard of iWork, then this is a free set of applications for working with text (Pages – analogue of Word), spreadsheets (Numbers – analogue of Excel) and creating presentations (Keynote – analogue of PowerPoint). The applications are available absolutely free to all owners of Apple devices.

What’s changed in Pages?

  • Added new report templates;
  • New editable shapes appeared;
  • Quickly find images and videos thanks to new search and zoom capabilities in the updated image selection tool;
  • IPadOS 14 introduces support for Scribble – writing input using the Apple Pencil.

The latter two features require iOS 14 or iPadOS 14.

What’s changed in Numbers?

  • Scribble writing support on iPadOS 14;
  • There is a new template “Simple form”. You can add and customize forms in any table;
  • Improved performance when working with large tables;
  • New editable shapes;
  • Find images and videos quickly with new search and zoom capabilities in the redesigned image selection tool.

What’s Changed in Keynote?

  • New structure mode so you don’t get distracted by other elements and stay focused on work;
  • Play videos from YouTube and Vimeo directly in presentations;
  • A wide variety of formats and frame rates are now supported when exporting movies;
  • New editable shapes;
  • Quickly find images and videos thanks to new search and zoom capabilities in the updated image selection tool;
  • Ability to duplicate objects by dragging while holding down the Option key;
  • Scribble support added to iPadOS 14

Updates are available for download from the App Store.

 

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