Apple announces new version of iWork

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Apple today announced new versions of iWork for iOS and OS X.

Apple has posted the new Keynote page:

iWork is FREE with the purchase of a new Mac.

New features (updated as we discover them):

  • New single window layout
  • Image styles
  • Font Styles
  • Presentation coach
  • Integrated inspector (built into the document side bar)
  • Simplified Inspector (Format, Animate, Setup)
  • Several new templates
  • Interactive Charts
  • More iCloud integration
  • New “effects” that appear to be pre-defined motion (jiggle, shake, etc) while an object is already on the slide
  • New shadow types
  • New centered canvas (no more sticking to the left side of the screen!)
  • Presenter screen elements can now be organized across multiple screens!
  • Theme selector now only has “standard” and “wide format” instead of pixel dimensions
  • You can now rotate Title and Body boxes on a master slide
  • New Shape tools: Unite, Intersect, Subtract, Exclude
  • New theme thumbnail system (no more scrubbing). This is mostly for theme makers.
  • New theme installer (simply double click the theme and it will ask you if you want to install it)
  • Conditional Highlighting (see this page)