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post #41 of 50

"New" features:

- Add line numbers (Pages)

- Add the possibility to open the styles drawer when in full screen mode (Pages)

- Make full screen mode more functional, e.g. like iPhoto

- Ability in Mail to attach iWork documents from iCloud

- More functionality in Numbers, e.g. the simple possibility to transpose lines and columns

- etc.

post #42 of 50
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

The trick to iWork is to include all the piddling little features that no one actually cares about (for the 1/1000th of 1/1000th of a percent that uses them) while retaining the simplicity of the UI and operation for everyone else.

 

Simplicity? Like the cut and paste style that doesn't, you know, cut and paste styles?

 

There's things I love about iWork, but there's so, soooo many problems too.

post #43 of 50
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Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post
Other things include modern scripting support within the apps. I'm talking both iOS and Mac OS with a special focus on Numbers. I might choke a bit on it but even a JavaScript based solution within Numbers would go a long ways to making it a Pro app.Import and export still sucks in Numbers and frankly this is an embarrassment as open source spread sheets do a better job. It isn't like an Excel file is a total mystery these days.

 

I'd say that it's high time for an AppleScript replacement, and that the obvious target is JS. Apple's spent considerable time and effort on JS performance as part of Safari (and WebKit generally) and it is now orders of magnitude faster than AS. Moreover, it's widely used, understood, and has all sorts of "learn to…" materials available.

 

As to file formats, not only is there the MacOS/iOS issue, but a lack of formats in general. Which is ironic, considering we had this TWO DECADES AGO:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XTND

post #44 of 50
Right now, the simple act of making a graph out of data is complicated. Inverting X and Y axis isn't intuitive at all and the data analysis doesn't work well. I thought they would bring a new version soon, I hope this doesn't mean that we'll have to wait more.
post #45 of 50

"I heard you just got a new job at Apple, what are you doing there?"

"iWork."

"Yeah I know, but what kind of work?"

"iWork."

"Yeah I know, but what..."

post #46 of 50
Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post
So ligatures and hyphenation are "piddling little features"?  Interesting.  

 

I'm not sure what you mean. Ligatures exist OS-wide and hyphenation is possible within Pages.


Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post
Add to that, feature parity between iOS and OSX versions.

 

Oh, ABSOLUTELY. Why this wasn't the case at version 1.0 of iOS' suite is unfathomable to me.

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post #47 of 50
Wasn't there a rumor a while back that iWork was already ready for an update? Someone saw a German iWork book for the new version I think... Reading this posting, it sounds like there's a super buggy version floating around the Infinite Loop
post #48 of 50
Originally Posted by hypercommunist View Post
Wasn't there a rumor a while back that iWork was already ready for an update? Someone saw a German iWork book for the new version I think... 

 

Oh, those have never been strong indicators of anything real. I think there was a placeholder for a book about "Logic Pro X" once.

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post #49 of 50
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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

Add to that, feature parity between iOS and OSX versions.

I think that won't ever be on par, as the input device differs; mouse vs finger. The more refined stuff can be done with a mouse. Besides, I wouldn't want to rill down several levels in order to get something on my iPhones' iWork. Maybe I'm just not either seeing it OR putting way too much into your feature parity.
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Originally Posted by charlituna View Post

Plug in support.

That works! Already does, especially for Aperture, quite a useful offering:

http://www.apple.com/aperture/resources/plugins.html
post #50 of 50

Suggestions now = near/FAR future new/upgrades. Suggestions 2009/10/11/12 = NEW/Upgraded in use now. Apple does listen! 

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