iWork

Pages’ text formatting power is all a matter of style

by Tom Gorham on 17 January 2011 in iWork
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I know I should have far more important things to contemplate in idle moments, but yesterday afternoon, as I waded through a pile of Word documents that featured an anarchic combination of headings, and typefaces with an unhealthy disdain for consistency, I found myself pondering once again how many people actually bother to use styles in word processing documents.

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That syncing feeling: iWork’s mobile shortcomings

by Tom Gorham on 29 December 2010 in iWork

It’s not as if we needed confirmation that we’re doing more and more of our work outside office hours, but a survey I noticed this week put it in hard figures: apparently nearly 50% of Britons take work from the office away with them at weekends.

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The trials and tribulations of PDF to ePub conversion

by Tom Gorham on 6 December 2010 in iWork
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I think last week must have been my lucky week. It was only a month ago, thanks to an update to Pages, that I was discovering for the first time the joys of exporting documents to the ePub format. Talk about timely. Just the other day, I was asked for the first time to create an ePub document for an organisation. At least I knew what they were talking about.

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Four features to add to iWork

by Tom Gorham on 22 November 2010 in iWork
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By the time you read this, shrinkwrapped and snazzy copies of Microsoft Office 11 will probably be gracing the shelves of your local PC World or Apple Store. While I don’t plan to use a column about iWork to talk about Office – particularly when I’ve not used the product, even in beta form – [...]

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Great expectations for Pages’ ePub export

by Tom Gorham on 1 November 2010 in iWork
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I don’t know if a single-point upgrade to any Apple application has yet revolutionised an entire industry, but the recent upgrade from Pages 9.0.3 to Pages 9.0.4 is in the running to be the first. The reason? The addition of an ePub export option to sit alongside the existing Word, RTF and plain text choices. [...]

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Grabbing live data from the Internet with Numbers

by Tom Gorham on 18 October 2010 in iWork
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Numbers doesn’t have the ability to pull live data from the Internet,but a short dabble in AppleScript can remedy that, as we explain… I wrote about Numbers’ role as a powerful accounting program in a recent issue (see MacUser, 10 September, p80). In truth though, it’s probably being used far more widely as a personal [...]

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