Back To Work. As Americans Slowly Return To Offices, Apple Is Upgrading Their iWork Productivity Suite In A Big Way.

Americans are hoping the jobs will be returning, and Apple is here to help with an update for iPhone, iPad and Mac users.

The company has released the latest versions of its iWork productivity suite. Version 11.0 for the Pages, Numbers, and Keynote iOS and Mac apps has arrived with improvements such as precise editing controls, onscreen keyboards, an option for always open docs in edit mode, among many more.

Among the many Mac version updates are a new media browser and a new AppleScript functionality.

Apple said the App Store should already have available the iOS and Mac version 11 for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for all users.

From Apple’s release notes sent out on Tuesday, the iOS iWork apps all have the following updates:

  • Precise editing controls in the Arrange Inspector for adjusting the look and placement of objects

Onscreen keypads for entering exact values for text size, spacing, table size, and more

Ability to add or remove objects or table cells from a selection by tapping or dragging across them

Setting to always open documents in edit mode

Ability to add phone number links to table cells, text objects, and shapes

Numbers specifically now has the option to exclude the summary worksheet when exporting your spreadsheet to Microsoft Excel.

The company also provided these Mac iWork updates:

  • Updated media browser offers enhanced search options and new content categories such as Recents, Portraits and Live Photos
  • Ability to add phone number links to table cells, text objects, and shapes
  • AppleScript functionality to change a presentation password or open password-protected presentations

 Keynote for Mac specifically has two additional updates:

View your presenter notes, current slide, and next slide in a separate window while presenting; and thumbnail images in the build order window make it easier to edit complex sequences

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