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Apple Details iWork Applications For iPad

by on March 14th, 2010

As iPad purchasing information has been released, we turn our focus to iWork on the iPad. Apple has posted additional information and photos of iWork on the iPad, which brings forth some new details.

iWork for the iPad was announced alongside the iPad device in January 2010 and the software suite includes multitouch versions of Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. Pricing was detailed at $9.99USD for each app available for download via the App Store.

Using Pages on the iPad, users can easily create and edit documents while on the go. The app offers 16 templates for document creation including newsletters, flyers, and brochures. In landscape orientation, Pages reveals an onscreen keyboard that further enables the auto-correct feature which inserts punctuation and spelling suggestions.

Pages also offers various layout tools letting users add and resize images, create lists, set margins, use headers/footers, and so on.

The next app is Numbers. Numbers includes 16 templates for spreadsheets, table functionality including sum, min, max, and count display for data, and forms for inputting data. The app further offers a variety of charts that can be copied across the iWork applications and intelligent keyboard layouts to support Numbers’ 250+ functions.

The last app, Keynote, includes 12 themes from which users can begin a presentation and also includes tap-to-add functionality in regards to photos, videos, charts, tables, and text. Like in the desktop version of Keynote, objects can be moved, resized, and rotated but by using finger gestures instead of a mouse. Keynote further supports animations and also external video displays using the iPad Dock Connector to VGA adapter.

In terms of compatibility, like the desktop version of iWork, users can import existing iWork documents and Microsoft Office documents and users can also save their documents in either the iWork format, Microsoft Office, or PDF.


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  • I'm keen to see how iWorks functions on the iPad. I'm particularly interested to play with the numbers app. If iWorks is well contrived, it could certainly make a strong argument for the iPad in the mobile professional market.

    Again – we won't know until we have it in hand and can use the iPad for ourselves. No doubt we'll see lots of analysis in May, after the iPad actually arrives.

  • E!

    So, from watching the tutorials recently posted on the Apple website, Pages will open Microsoft Word documents and will export back to Word, however while Numbers and Keynote will open Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations respectively, you cannot export back to Excel or PowerPoint. Can anyone see this being a showstopper for those who were looking to use iWork as an option for editing spreadsheets and presentations on-the-go?