updated 05:23 pm EST, Tue December 4, 2012
iOS update increases Microsoft Office compatibility
After a lengthy break since the last revision, Apple has updated its entire iWork suite of programs on both iOS and OS X. Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iOS are now at version 1.7, with improved compatibility with Microsoft Office and the counterpart iWork programs for Mac. The OS X version has been upgraded to version 9.3, adding support for iWork for iOS 1.7.
A list of improvements in Keynote for iOS include: support for import and export of all slide sizes in PowerPoint and Keynote for Mac; all presentation themes with master slides and preset styles can now be imported and exported; all Keynote action builds are implemented; new slide transitions have been added; calculations in tables are preserved when importing and exporting from Keynote; new print layouts have been added, and objects can be locked and unlocked.
Pages can now use change tracking to follow body text changes; individual changes can be accepted or rejected during review; Pages and Microsoft Word documents can be imported with change tracking; tracked changes can be exported to Microsoft Word or Pages; calculations in tables are preserved during import and export, and objects can be locked and unlocked.
Numbers for iOS can now hide and unhide rows and columns; rich text in tables are preserved when importing and exporting; Numbers for Mac spreadsheets can be imported and exported, and objects can be locked and unlocked.