toggle

AAPL Stock: 95.6 ( -2.55 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Apple updates iWork iPad suite to 1.3

updated 04:45 pm EST, Mon November 22, 2010

Apps gain AirPrint, iOS 4.2.1 compatibility

As hinted at earlier, Apple has posted v1.3 updates for apps in the iPad version of the iWork suite. All expected upgrades are present, including support for two key iOS 4.2.1 features: multitasking, and AirPrint, which allows printing via Wi-Fi. Only a handful of HP printers are currently supported, however.

Other shared upgrades include support for languages like Swedish, Korean and traditional Chinese, and a fix for PDF export involving an issue within missing fonts in Windows. Apple has also dealt with several problems related to WebDAV servers. These include saving port numbers, saving files with invalid characters, and signing out when a server is actually no longer available.

Pages has been tweaked to automatically paginate tables that span a page break, and incorporate several interface enhancements, specifically in font size selection and showing bold, italic and underline indicators in the ruler. Importing Word and Pages '09 documents should be more reliable.

Keynote can now display notes or current and next slides while a presentation runs on an external display; the ability to add or import notes is new in its own right. PowerPoint and Keynote '09 file import has been improved.

Numbers, finally, has been given a new print preview mode that allows control of how a spreadsheet prints across several pages. To simplify the option, people can simply tap Auto Fit. Any pagination settings carry over to PDF export. Mirroring changes in Pages and Keynote, Numbers should also offer more reliable import of Excel and Numbers '09 content.

Each app is $10 new, or a free upgrade from earlier App Store downloads.






by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. t_c

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Airplay any printer?

    I think Airplay is meant for Direct to device printing, but wouldn't it make sense that OSX on my desktop could essentially make any printer an airplay printer?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Re: Airplay any printer?

    I think Airplay is meant for Direct to device printing, but wouldn't it make sense that OSX on my desktop could essentially make any printer an airplay printer?


    Except it wasn't. It was boasted as being able to print to shared printers. But Apple couldn't figure that out and get it to work. So they threw that aside.

    And I doubt that AirPrint is talking to even the HP printers directly. Since the printers Apple does support are all ePrint printers, which basically involve emailing the document to the printer via HP. So, most likely, Apple's just ePrinting.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

SMS Audio Sync Sport on-ear headphones

When hitting the gym or going out for a trail run, headphones can cause a number of problems. From the ear buds getting slimy with swe ...

Adesso Xtream S3B Bluetooth speaker

Finding a speaker purpose-built for a specific need is challenging. Even when a Bluetooth speaker can be paired with a mobile device, ...

JBL Synchros E40BT headphones

For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just ...

toggle

Most Commented