updated 03:30 pm EST, Tue January 11, 2005
Apple unviels iWork \'05
"With iWork '05, we're building the successor to AppleWorks by taking advantage of the latest innovations in Mac OS X and iLife '05," said Sina Tamaddon, Apple's senior vice president of Applications. "iWork '05 makes it incredibly easy for anyone to create really great-looking documents, newsletters and presentations quickly and easily."
Pages, developed by Apple's Keynote team, offers tools to create letters, newsletters, reports, brochures and resumes with advanced typography, multiple columns, footnotes, tables of contents and styles. The application also features dynamic text wrapping and alignment guides, allowing users to create free-form arrangements of text, graphics, photos, tables and charts. An integrated iLife media browser lets users drag and drop photos from the iPhoto library directly into documents. Page also includes 40 Apple-designed templates that allows users to quickly create many types of documents.
Keynote 2, developed originally for Steve Jobs' own presentations, offers tools create presentations, portfolios, interactive slideshows and storyboards. Keynote 2 offers slide animations to synchronize the movement of multiple objects and cinematic real-time animated text. The integrated iLife media browser can also insert photos, movies and music directly into presentations and with image masking. Version 2 ships with 20 themes and a new feature to allow presenters to stay on track by using a second monitor to display upcoming slides, notes and a timer.
iWork '05 imports AppleWorks and imports and exports Microsoft Word and PowerPoint files as well as supports wide range of industry standard file formats including PDF, Adobe Photoshop, TIFF, JPG and QuickTime. Keynote 2 also now includes the ability to export presentations to Macromedia Flash.