Apple: Apple iWork '09 Looks Slick, Adds Useful Features

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2009-04-08
 
 
 

Apple iWork 09 Looks Slick, Adds Useful Features

by Cameron Sturdevant

Apple iWork 09 Looks Slick, Adds Useful Features

Keynote Magic Move

Here, you see a demonstration of the Magic Move transition effect, going from one slide to the next by sliding a graphic element between the two slides.

Keynote Magic Move

Keynote Text Transition

Here, I've used the Anagram transition to go from one thought to the next using two slides.

Keynote Text Transition

Keynote Graphic Transition

This graphic transition is eye candy, but it's cool eye candy.

Keynote Graphic Transition

Numbers 09 Data with Chart

A dummy eWEEK expense form is used to create a chart that shows expenses over time.

Numbers 09 Data with Chart

Numbers 09 File Ready to Mail

In the upper center screen, note that I am now able to e-mail this Numbers file.

Numbers 09 File Ready to Mail

New Numbers Templates

For businesses, only five templates are included with the product. There are several templates for personal finance and educational purposes.

New Numbers Templates

Chart Linked to Keynote

Here, the expense report chart is now linked to a slide in Keynote.

Chart Linked to Keynote

Chart Linked to Keynote Matching Style

The same expense report chart now linked to a slide in Keynote matches the style template of the Keynote presentation. Some of the data is truncated. I probably could have fixed this, but it's how it came across by default.

Chart Linked to Keynote Matching Style

Pages Full Screen

Here, you see all distractions and clutter removed from the desktop so that the Pages document is placed at the center of attention. This is a nice way to really focus on a project.

Pages Full Screen

Pages in Outline Mode

Here is the same Pages document in outline mode. Although a more complex outline might have been more impressive, this simple example actually illustrates the outline function and worked well for me on this particular story about Cisco.

Pages in Outline Mode

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