Apple Updates iWork Apps for Mac With iCloud Folder Sharing and Other New Features

Apple today updated Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, its iWork apps designed for the Mac, to version 10.0 with a new set of features. The updates add support for iCloud Folder Sharing for collaborative files with macOS 10.15.4 installed, plus there are options to edit shared documents offline.


There are also new templates and editable shapes to work with, a redesigned template chooser, and an option to add color, gradients, and images to the background of any document. Each app's release notes are below.

Pages Release Notes

  • Select from a variety of gorgeous new templates to help you get started.
  • Add a Pages document to a shared iCloud Drive folder to automatically start collaborating. Requires macOS 10.15.4.
  • Add a drop cap to make a paragraph stand out with a large, decorative first letter.
  • Apply a color, gradient, or image to the background of any document.
  • Easily access your recently used templates in a redesigned template chooser.
  • Print or export a PDF of your document with comments included.
  • Edit shared documents while offline and your changes will upload when you're back online.
  • Enhance your documents with a variety of new, editable shapes.

Numbers Release Notes

  • Create spreadsheets with more rows and columns than ever before.
  • Apply a color to a background of a sheet.
  • Add a Numbers spreadsheet to a shared ‌iCloud Drive‌ to automatically start collaborating. Requires macOS 10.15.4.
  • Edit shared spreadsheets while offline and your changes will upload when you're back online.
  • Easily access your recently used templates in a redesigned template chooser.
  • Print or export a PDF of your spreadsheet with comments included.
  • Add a drop cap to text in a shape.
  • Enhance your spreadsheets with a variety of new, editable shapes.

Keynote Release Notes

  • Add a Keynote presentation to a shared ‌iCloud Drive‌ to automatically start collaborating. Requires macOS 10.15.4.
  • Edit shared presentations while offline and your changes will upload when you're back online.
  • Select from a variety of gorgeous new themes to help you get started.
  • Easily access your recently used themes in a redesigned template chooser.
  • Print or export a PDF of your presentation with comments included.
  • Add a drop cap to make text stand out with a large, decorative first letter.
  • Enhance your presentations with a variety of new, editable shapes.
  • New "Keyboard" text build in and build out animation

Apple does not appear to have released updates to its iWork for iOS apps, so the new features are limited to the Mac versions at this time. All of the new updates can be downloaded from the Mac App Store.

Apple's iWork for Mac apps are all free downloads.

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24 weeks ago


Does this add the cursor support that they mentioned was on its way?

Macs already have a cursor
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24 weeks ago
This looks like a great update.

I love iWork. Sure, far from perfect, but it is the best office suite IMHO. I use it in the enterprise, and even with the ecosystem limitations, it's powerful.

I am so pleased Apple continues to invest in this tool.
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24 weeks ago


Why do most of the new templates come with missing fonts??

They’re downloaded and installed when you first attempt to use the templates. They may first appear as a fallback font, but they’ll come in.

New typefaces (there may be more than listed but these are the ones I’ve spotted):

* Graphik
* Graphik Compact
* Canela
* Canela Deck
* Canela Text
* Druk
* Druk Wide
* Proxima Nova

Good, versatile choices.
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24 weeks ago
Why do most of the new templates come with missing fonts??


Does this add the cursor support that they mentioned was on its way?

This is the Mac apps. iOS and iPadOS updates coming soon
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24 weeks ago


Nope. Pages says 'open,' not update. I guess the impatient among us must wait....

You have to click on the app once you search for it in order to see the Update button. Personally, I've never seen this method of updating before. Perhaps, this is how Apple is trying to mitigate congestion resulting from everyone starting to download at once.
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24 weeks ago
If, like me, you didn't see the updates showing yet...go into Search on the App Store and search for the app(s). Go to it's product page. It will give you the "Update" button.

Tried this on both my Mac and my phone. This only worked on my Mac.

EDIT:
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* There are 19 new templates in Pages. Mostly books and resume's with a few letter templates thrown in.
* There are 10 new themes in Keynote.
* As for Numbers, there are two templates that are marked with a "new" dot next to their name. Blank Black and a new Table and Chart.
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