Pages for iPad Refresh Makes Sharing Simple

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Pages for iPad Refresh Makes Sharing Simple

by P. J. Connolly

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Pages 1.2 Adds Word Count

The new Word Count option is easily enabled from the Tools screen of Pages for iPad.

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Hard to Miss, Easy to Ignore

A running word count for the Pages document now appears at the bottom of the screen.

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Treat Multiple Objects As One

Grouping objects in a Pages document requires a bit of juggling; I found myself cradling the iPad in my thumbs to select objects with my fingers.

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Cell-Specific Customization

This release of Pages for iPad adds support for many cell-specific table options, including custom borders, type color and size, and image fills.

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Still a Few Glitches

Although font handling has improved, the font choices in Pages for iPad are still rather limited in comparison to the desktop version of Pages.

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Open Text Files from Mail

Its now possible to open text files in Pages from iPad from within an e-mail message, as seen in this view of the iPads Mail application.

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Document Sharing Now Available

Pages for iPad 1.2 adds the option to save a file to the Apple-hosted iWork.com service—currently in public beta—or to any WebDAV host.

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Share Many Formats at Once

The person uploading the document to iWork.com can password-protect the file, change the name, and select the available formats for download.

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