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Apple takes Pages, Numbers, and Keynote to 11

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What you need to know

  • All of the suite of iWork apps have been updated to version 11.0.
  • The new version updates Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
  • The update brings new features to iOS, iPadOS, Mac, and iCloud.

Apple has officially released version 11.0 of its suite of iWork apps, bringing some notable updates to Pages, Numbers, and Keynote across iOS, iPadOS, Mac, and iCloud.

Pages

In addition to precision editing, quick value entry, and an easier way to select multiple objects, Pages 11.0 has added the following to the iOS and iPadOS app:

  • A new option in More > Settings > Editing to always open documents in edit view.
  • Add phone number links to table cells, text objects, and shapes.
  • Scribble support for Portuguese, French, Italian, German, and Spanish languages.

Pages 11.0 for the Mac has also received some notable updates:

  • Updated media browser offers enhanced search options and new content categories such as Recents, Portraits, and Live Photos.
  • Add phone number links to table cells, text objects, and shapes.
  • Use AppleScript to change a document password or open password-protected documents.

Pages for iCloud has also been given the ability to add bookmarks to documents.

Keynote

Keynote 11.0 for iOS and iPadOS has also added precision editing, quick value entry, and an easier way to select multiple objects. It has also added the following:

  • A new option in More > Settings > Editing to always open presentations in edit view.
  • Add phone number links to table cells, text objects, and shapes.
  • Scribble support for Portuguese, French, Italian, German, and Spanish languages.

Keynote 11.0 for the Mac has added some new enhancements for presenters:

  • View your presenter notes, current slide, and next slide in a separate window while presenting.

Keynote for iCloud has also added some new shapes to bring variety to your slides.

Numbers

Numbers 11.0 has added precision editing, quick value entry, and an easier way to select multiple cells in a sheet. In addition, the new update adds the following for the iOS and iPadOS app:

  • A new option in More > Settings > Editing to always open spreadsheets in edit view.
  • Add phone number links to table cells, text objects, and shapes.
  • Export your spreadsheet to Microsoft Excel with the summary worksheet excluded.
  • Scribble support for Portuguese, French, Italian, German, and Spanish languages.

The new Numbers update adds the following for the Mac app:

  • Updated media browser offers enhanced search options and new content categories such as Recents, Portraits, and Live Photos.
  • Add phone number links to table cells, text objects, and shapes.
  • Use AppleScript to change a spreadsheet password or open password protected spreadsheets.

Numbers for iCloud has also added new shapes.

If you are curious about what other types of office apps are good on the Mac, check out our list of the Best Home Office Software for Working from Home in 2020.

Joe Wituschek
Contributor

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.

1 Comment
  • The Find feature needs to be part of the top menu and not buried in a sub menu. Also, in addition to scroll-to-top in Numbers, there needs to be a scroll-to-left, scroll-to-right, and scroll-to-bottom.