Enterprise Mobility: Pages for iPad Refresh Makes Sharing Simple

By P. J. Connolly  |  Posted 2010-10-13 Print this article Print
Pages for iPad Refresh Makes Sharing Simple

Pages for iPad Refresh Makes Sharing Simple

by P. J. Connolly
Pages for iPad 1.2 inches closer to being a full-fledged word processor; it now offers a running word count for documents, and supports tables of contents, document sectioning, and footnote and endnote options. Pages for iPad now allows users of the iDisk service on the Apple-hosted Mobile Me service—or another WebDAV service—to copy documents between Pages and the service. Font matching routines have been improved to make the opening of a Pages for Mac OS X or Microsoft Word document more of a seamless process, but the iPad's limited font support remains a sore spot for some users. This release of Pages for iPad adds the ability to group or ungroup objects in a document, and includes several bug fixes, including issues found when importing or exporting Microsoft Word documents. Pages for iPad 1.2 also adds support for opening a .txt document from within the iPad's Mail application, and support for cell-specific options in tables such as image fill, custom borders, and font size and color.
P. J. Connolly began writing for IT publications in 1997 and has a lengthy track record in both news and reviews. Since then, he's built two test labs from scratch and earned a reputation as the nicest skeptic you'll ever meet. Before taking up journalism, P. J. was an IT manager and consultant in San Francisco with a knack for networking the Apple Macintosh, and his love for technology is exceeded only by his contempt for the flavor of the month. Speaking of which, you can follow P. J. on Twitter at pjc415, or drop him an email at pjc@eweek.com.

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