Apple has released some details about what changes and features will be making their way to the latest versions of iWork for Mac. Many people were upset when they found that several features were removed from the latest version. But Apple has announced some features that will be coming to iWork for Mac in the next six months. Apple noted that the iWork applications were rewritten from the ground up as 64-bit apps, with Apple seeking a united file format between iOS and OS X versions, and that meant that some features from iWork '09 didn't make the cut, according to a support article:
In rewriting these applications, some features from iWork ’09 were not available for the initial release. We plan to reintroduce some of these features in the next few releases and will continue to add brand new features on an ongoing basis.
All three iWork apps will be regaining their customizable toolbars. Pages will also have a verticle ruler, improved alignment guides, and keyboard shortcuts for styles. Nubmers will get zoom and window placement improvements, multi-column and range sorting, auto-complete for cell text page headers and footers, and improved AppleScript support. Keynote will also see improvements to AppleScript support, the restoration of old transitions and builds, and improvements to presenter display.
Apple reminds users that while they are waiting for these features to come to the new versions of iWork, they can use the previous versions of iWork, which they can find thing the iWork '09 folder in their Applications folder.
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