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Apple updates Pages, Keynote, Numbers for macOS, iOS

Apple has updated its Pages, Keynote, and Numbers apps for both macOS and iOS. They’re free downloads/updates at the Mac App Store and Apple App Store.

The Pages updates allow you to:

  • Style your text by filling it with gradients or images, or by applying new outline styles.

  • Create links from text to other pages in a page layout document.

  • Copy and paste pages or sections between documents.

  • Place images, shapes, and equations inline in text boxes so they move with text.

  • Using face detection, subjects in photos are intelligently positioned in placeholders and objects.

  • Reapply a master page so text and media placeholders return to their default style and position.

  • Create books using new templates for novels (available in English only).

  • Customize options for the Apple Pencil (iOS only).

The Keynote updates allow you to:

  • Edit master slides while collaborating on a presentation.

  • Style your text by filling it with gradients or images, or by applying new outline styles.

  • Place images, shapes, and equations inline in text boxes so they move with text.

  • Using face detection, subjects in photos are intelligently positioned in placeholders and objects.

  • (There are also some iOS specific tweaks).

The Numbers updates offer:

  • Greatly improved accuracy using the enhanced 128-bit calculation engine.

  • Style your text by filling it with gradients or images, or by applying new outline styles.

  • Create links from text to other sheets in a spreadsheet.

  • Place images, shapes, and equations inline in text boxes so they move with text.

  • Using face detection, subjects in photos are intelligently positioned in placeholders and objects.

  • Improved performance while editing and sorting tables.

  • Add rows to filtered tables.

  • Plus some iOS-only changes.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.