iWork updated to 9.0.4, ePub format added to Pages

Posted by | Posted in iWork Updates | Posted on 08-26-2010

Apple today released an update to iWork, bringing the suite up to 9.0.4. While the update includes mostly bug fixes, one big new feature is the inclusion of the ePub file format for exporting from Pages.

What does this mean to the average user? It means Pages can be used to create books for Apple iBooks platform. For now, Apple has given basically no information about this feature, so it’s not clear how easy it is for non-publishers to publish to the iBooks store. We’re also currently not sure if the iBook format supports opening your own books with the iBooks app, but we’re sure it will all become clear sooner or later (if you know more, feel free to make a comment to this article).

You can get the iWork update via Software Update or visit http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1097 to download it.

You can read Apple’s support doc by visiting http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4165

UPDATE: MacUser has more details on this new feature:
http://www.macworld.com/article/153697/2010/08/iwork_904.html#jump

and Apple has posted an article on this feature:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4168