Apple on Tuesday updated its iWork productivity suite for iOS and OS X. The iOS versions of Pages, Numbers, Keynote received improved import and export functionality, while the OS X update adds cross support for the new iOS releases.

Version 1.7 of Pages for iOS has been updated to add improved compatibility with Microsoft Word and the OS X version of Pages.

Additional changes include:

  • 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

Changes to Numbers for iOS include:

  • 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

Apple also added increased compatibility for Microsoft’s PowerPoint slideshow format to the iOS version of Keynote.

Keynote updates include:

  • 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

Apple has also published iWork update 9.3 for OS X on its website. For customers who have purchased individual applications within the suite, the company recommends using the Mac App Store to update. Based on the release notes from Apple, the only addition to the latest versions of Pages, Keynote and Numbers for OS X is support for the 1.7 versions of their respective iOS apps.

➤ App Store: Numbers | Pages | Keynote
➤ Mac App Store: Numbers | Pages | Keynote

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