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iWork '08 introduces "Numbers" spreadsheet

updated 02:50 pm EDT, Tue August 7, 2007

iWork '08 released

Apple today released iWork '08, the latest revision of its productivity application suite that introduces a brand new member to the family: "Numbers." Apple's "Numbers" is a spreadsheet application designed "for the rest of us" that features intelligent tables, and accompanies updates to its Keynote presentation software and Pages word processing/layout application. iWork '08 includes new text effects and features in Keynote, with new transitions and an "Instant Alpha" feature that lets users take out backgrounds to add to a presentation. Apple also added new "Smart Builds" to Keynote, serving as small animations "for mere mortals." Pages now offers two modes to accommodate word processing and page layout. Distinct modes for each usage complement a contextual bar and change tracking functionality in Pages documents. The update also adds 140 new Apple-designed templates to speed up document creation. iWork '08 is available for $79, and comes free with any new Mac purchased from Apple.




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  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Appleworks anyone...?

    ...we're half way there (db, draw & paint next?)

  1. chadpengar

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    free?

    According to the new iMac webpage it only comes with a 30-day demo of iWork, which is similar to the past way of doing it. iLife comes free but not iWork.

  1. jarod

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    YES!!!

    To h*** with MICROFILTH OFFICE NOW!!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: appleworks

    Yeah, and now we have to wait for people to try it and tell us what features are there and not there.

  1. rubaiyat

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Numbers is very welcome

    We do need a drawing and painting app however to match Windows.

    We will find out about the changes to Pages, but my wish is for better selection methods, which suck at the moment, and the ability to strip the page layout/wordprocessing down to just the fields you want.

    Getting rid of unused headers and footers will be a start.

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