iWork for OS X Yosemite

What’s new in iWork for OS X Yosemite

Apple has just launched it’s new operation system OS X Yosemite (10.10), and with the new OS came a bunch of great new updates to iWork! So we thought we do a quick post to show you just what’s new in iWork for OS X Yosemite. Here at Mac Templates, we love iWork because iWork includes apps from our beloved productivity sweet Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. Pages has been updated to 5.5 (previously 5.2.2), Numbers has been updated to 3.5 (previously 3.2.2), and Keynote to 6.5 (previously 6.2.2) and they all have a lots of great new enhancements and features. Here are some of the new features of each app.

icon_pages_mac_list_large_2xPages 5.5

Word processing

  • New sidebar for comments and tracked changes
  • Filter comments and tracked changes by author
  • AppleScript support for Mail Merge
  • Improved EndNote support, including citations in footnotes
  • View character count with or without spaces
  • Copy-paste style improvements
  • Start a list automatically using new special characters
  • Arabic and Hebrew templates
  • Improved support for bidirectional text
  • Word count for Hebrew

Design tools

  • Insert inline images in tables, headers, and footers
  • Center and edge guides are on by default
  • Delete, duplicate, and reorder sections using the page navigator
  • Inline images and shapes in table cells are preserved on import
  • Show rulers as a percentage of document size
  • Improved Instant Alpha image editing
  • Media Browser improvements, including search
  • Create charts with date, time, and duration values
  • Create custom data formats
  • Control the z-order of bubble chart labels

Sharing

  • Support for iCloud Drive
  • “View only” setting lets you share documents you want others to view but not edit
  • Share password-protected documents via iCloud link
  • Improved ePub export

Microsoft Word compatibility

  • Improved compatibility with Microsoft Word 2013 documents
  • Export password-protected documents to DOCX format
  • Custom number formats in charts are preserved on import of Pages ’09 and Microsoft Word documents

Usability and performance

  • All-new design inspired by OS X Yosemite
  • Use Handoff to seamlessly switch between iPad, Mac, and iPhone
  • Updated file format makes it easier to send documents via services such as Gmail and Dropbox
  • Move tables easily with improved table selection
  • Inter-table alignment guides
  • Improved cell border styling
  • Usability improvements for resizing and positioning charts
  • Customize the toolbar with your most important tools
  • Better placement of inserted and pasted objects
  • Improved text box behavior
  • Improved AppleScript support
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icon_numbers_mac_list_large_2xNumbers 3.5

Working with data

  • Instantly rearrange data in tables with new Transpose feature
  • Sort by multiple columns
  • Sort a subset of rows
  • Create custom data formats
  • Press the Option key to highlight rows and columns on mouseover
  • Drag and drop a CSV file right onto a sheet
  • Automatically update an existing table by dragging in a CSV file

Charting

  • Chart date and duration values
  • Control the z-order of bubble chart labels
  • Custom number formats in charts are preserved on import of Numbers ’09 and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets

Design tools

  • Improved cell border styling
  • Inter-table alignment guides
  • Customize the toolbar with your most important tools
  • Create custom table styles
  • Improved Instant Alpha image editing
  • Media Browser improvements, including search

Sharing

  • “View only” setting lets you share spreadsheets you want others to view but not edit
  • Share password-protected spreadsheets via iCloud link
  • Support for iCloud Drive

Printing

  • Set page margins
  • Create headers and footers
  • Page numbering options
  • Page ordering options
  • Change the zoom level during preview

Microsoft Excel compatibility

  • Export password-protected spreadsheets to XLSX format
  • Improved compatibility with Microsoft Excel 2013 spreadsheets
  • Headers and footers in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets are preserved on import

Usability and performance

  • All-new design inspired by OS X Yosemite
  • Use Handoff to seamlessly switch between iPad, Mac, and iPhone
  • Updated file format makes it easier to send spreadsheets via services such as Gmail and Dropbox
  • Text autocompletes when editing cells
  • Improved text box behavior
  • Window size and placement preserved on Save
  • Set default zoom in Preferences
  • AppleScript support
  • Progress indicator for calculations
  • Cell-based import feedback
  • Print floating comments
  • Usability improvements for resizing and positioning charts
  • Improved bidirectional language support
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icon_keynote_mac_list_large_2xKeynote 6.5

Editing

  • Improved Instant Alpha image editing
  • Show origin at center of rulers
  • Show rulers as a percentage of document size
  • Improved Media Browser
  • Improved text box behavior
  • Detailed presentation import feedback
  • Directly specify start and end points of movies
  • Improved bidirectional support: switch direction from menu for text, lists, and tables

Charting

  • Create custom data formats
  • Control the z-order of bubble chart labels

Design tools

  • New Trace animation
  • Improved cell border styling
  • Build animations including Blinds, Fly In, Fly Out, Orbital, Pivot, Scale Big, Swoosh, Droplet, Grid, Drift, Scale, and Skid
  • Transitions including Blinds, Color Planes, Confetti, Fall, Perspective, Pivot, Swoosh, and Object Revolve
  • Apply motion blur to animations
  • Improved Magic Move including text morphing
  • Allow objects on slide to layer with master
  • Support for animated GIFs

Sharing

  • “View only” setting lets you share presentations you want others to view but not edit
  • Share password-protected presentations via iCloud link
  • Support for iCloud Drive

Microsoft PowerPoint compatibility

  • Export to PPTX format

Usability and performance

  • All-new design inspired by OS X Yosemite
  • Use Handoff to seamlessly switch between iPad, Mac, and iPhone
  • Move and resize items to fully customize your Presenter Display
  • Updated file format makes it easier to send presentations via services such as Gmail and Dropbox
  • Print floating comments
  • Usability improvements for resizing and positioning charts
  • Improved bidirectional language support
  • Use multipeer connectivity to pair nearby iOS devices
  • Move tables easily with improved table selection
  • Customize the toolbar with your most important tools
  • Enhanced Presenter Display options and new layouts
  • Improved animation performance
  • Improvements to AppleScript functionality
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Update your Mac today for FREE with Yosemite and get these great new updates to Pages, Numbers, and Keynote! We’ll definitely make sure our templates are all compatible with these new versions, and if you have any problems with any of our templates with these new updates, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thanks and happy updating!

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