Apple Updates iWork Apps for macOS and iOS

Apple has released an update for its iWork suite of apps for both macOS and iOS. The updates bring the versions up to 12.0 across both platforms. The updates bring a number of updates to both platforms and across all three apps that make up the suite.

For Pages for macOS, the release notes indicate three updates

  • Publish directly to Apple Books with larger file sizes up to 2GB
  • Use Shortcuts on macOS Monterey to create and open documents
  • Read comments and track changes using VoiceOver

For the iOS version of Pages, this update includes:

  • Publish directly to Apple Books with larger file sizes up to 2GB
  • Insert page numbers anywhere in your document
  • Edit font size more precisely with up to two decimal places
  • Quickly start writing a new document on iPhone—just touch and hold the Pages app icon on the Home Screen
  • Read comments and track changes using VoiceOver

The spreadsheet app Numbers has the following updates for macOS

  • Copy a snapshot of table cells without formulas, categories, or hidden values
  • Use Shortcuts on macOS Monterey to create or open spreadsheets and add rows to a table
  • Create formulas and quickly fill cells with autofill using VoiceOver

For iOS you can expect the following updates:

  • Copy a snapshot of table cells without formulas, categories, or hidden values
  • Edit font size more precisely with up to two decimal places
  • Create formulas and quickly fill cells with autofill using VoiceOver

Finally, for the presentation app Keynote, the update for macOS comes with the ability to use Shortcuts on macOS Monterey to create or open presentations, rehearse a slideshow, or start presenting. For iOS, you can now enlarge slides up to a maximum zoom level of 400 percent and can now edit the font size more precisely with up to two decimal places.

All of the iWork apps are free from Apple and this update is now live both in the Mac App Store as well as the App Store for your iPhone or iPad.

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