iWork Apps for iPad Updated to 1.2 with New Features and Improvements



Apple has just released a very welcoming update to iWork suite of productivity apps which includes Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for iPad. These updates include the ability to export Keynote presentations as PowerPoints (.PPT) and Numbers spreadsheets to Microsoft Excel (.XLS) format. This will definitely make iWork much more useful than before although it has to be noted that during export, some edits are lost as Office and iWork don’t support the same animations and layouts etc. This is true for Pages as well.

With this update, you can also copy your files to and from MobileMe iDisk or a WebDAV service. Apart from these, various other improvements are available in the updates. Check out the complete changelog below:Pages 1.2 for iPad

Pages

– Copy documents between Pages and your MobileMe iDisk or a WebDAV service.
– Option to display the word count for your document.
– Support for opening .txt files from Mail.
– Ability to group and ungroup objects.
– Import and export existing footnotes, endnotes, sections, and tables of contents.
– Import and export Pages ’09 tables with image background fills in cells.

Improved:
– export of tables with customized borders.
– font matching when importing a Pages or Microsoft Word document.
– creation and editing of hyperlinks.
– text options for tables including font, size and color settings for individual cells.
– usability and reliability when sharing documents via iWork.com public beta.
– reliability when importing documents with large images.
– reliability when importing and exporting documents with overlapping objects.
– handling of fonts when exporting documents to Microsoft Word.
– reliability and performance when importing Microsoft Word documents.


iWork for iPad

Keynote

– Export presentations to Microsoft PowerPoint (.PPT) format.
– Copy presentations between Keynote and your MobileMe iDisk or a WebDAV service.
– Support for audio in builds when importing Keynote ’09 presentations.
– Ability to group and ungroup objects.
– Add animated builds to grouped objects.
– Lens Flare, Spin, and Wipe build animations.
– Revolving Door, Swoosh, and Wipe slide transition animations.

Improved:
– slide size conversion when importing Keynote ’09 presentations.
– Import and export Keynote ’09 tables with image background fills in cells.
– export of tables with customized borders.
– font matching when importing Keynote ’09 or Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.
– creation and editing of web hyperlinks.
– text options for tables including font, size and color settings for individual cells.
– usability and reliability when sharing presentations with iWork.com public beta.
– reliability when importing presentations with large images.
– reliability when importing and exporting presentations with overlapping objects.
– reliability and performance when importing Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.

Numbers 1.2 for iPadNumbers

– Export spreadsheets to Microsoft Excel (.XLS) format.
– Copy spreadsheets between Numbers and your MobileMe iDisk or a WebDAV service.
– Ability to group and ungroup objects.
– Open CSV files from Mail and other apps.
– Import and export Numbers ’09 tables with image background fills in cells.

Improved:
– export of tables with customized borders.
– font matching when importing Numbers ’09 or Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
– creation and editing of hyperlinks in text boxes.
– text options for tables including font, size and color settings for individual cells.
– usability and reliability when sharing spreadsheets with iWork.com public beta.
– reliability when importing spreadsheets with large images.
– reliability when importing and exporting spreadsheets with overlapping objects.
– reliability and performance when importing Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

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