iWork 9.2 Update

by Michael on July 25, 2012

Numbers, and the rest of the iWork suite received an update today to take advantage of new features available today with the release of OS X Mountain Lion. New features include:

Keynote 5.2, Pages 4.2, and Numbers 2.2 are updated to take advantage of the following features available on OS X Mountain Lion:

  • iCloud: Store documents in iCloud, and keep them automatically up-to-date across your Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and the web. Changes made to a document on one device, automatically appear on all your other devices. This requires iWork for iOS 1.6.1 or later to be installed on your iOS device.
  • Dictation: Speak words, numbers, or sentences, and watch them appear in your presentation, document, or spreadsheet.

The iWork apps are also enhanced to take advantage of the Retina display on new Mac hardware, so presentations, documents, and spreadsheets appear sharper and more vibrant.

If you also use the apps on iOS, you can now seamlessly share iWork documents via iCloud regardless of where they were created. The iOS versions also received an update today.

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Checklist Template

by Michael on June 12, 2012

Checklist numbers template

This is a simple checklist template similar to the one included with the iPad version of Numbers.

I say that is “similar” to the iPad version of Numbers in that while it looks identical, it weighs in at just 90 KB while emailing the template included in the iPad version is a whopping 11.5 MB (the package contains a large number of image files that are not featured in the template).

Usage is pretty straight-forward. Enter a date and a task description, then check it off.

Checklist Template for Numbers

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Loan Comparison Template

June 6, 2012

This template is included with the iPad version of Numbers and includes a different layout and an updated color scheme from the loan comparison template included with the desktop version. From the template: This calculator will help evaluate various loan scenarios. Change the principal, annual percentage rate, and length of each loan, and the payments […]

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Use Good Passwords in Your iWork Documents

February 13, 2012

CNET reports that Elcomsoft has updated their distributed password cracking tool to attack iWork document passwords. There is no technical problem with how Apple encrypts the documents, rather this is a brute force method that can test a huge number of passwords in a relatively short amount of time. ElcomSoft assumes that because iWork is […]

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We Need an Update

January 6, 2012

Jason D. O’Grady notes that today is the third anniversary (January 6, 2009) of the release of Numbers ’09, and he thinks it’s time for an upgrade. … Numbers performance is anything but speedy. In fact, it’s abysmal. I have a relatively tame no-formula five column table with 6000 rows and changing a value in […]

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Compact Calendar 2012 Edition

December 7, 2011

This is the 2012 update to the Numbers port of David Seah’s Compact Calendar. It is a “candy bar” style calendar that allows the user to see an entire year at a single glance. The Compact Calendar is an excellent tool for quick project planning. Here is David’s description: The Compact Calendar is a simple […]

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That Was Fast

October 10, 2011

Pre-orders for the iPhone 4S topped one million units in the first 24 hours. “We are blown away with the incredible customer response to iPhone 4S,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The first day pre-orders for iPhone 4S have been the most for any new product that Apple has […]

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Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

October 5, 2011

Rest in peace Steve. You will be missed.

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Apple Gets a Numbers Patent

August 25, 2011

Patently Apple has news that Apple has won a patent regarding Numbers. A method for associating an object with a data source, comprising: receiving an indication of a selection of an option to paste in a first document an object or a copy of an object cut or copied from a second document; determining a […]

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Numbers Update for OS X Lion

July 21, 2011

iWork 9.1 Update is now available which gives Numbers, along with the rest of the iWork suite, support for OS X Lion’s new features. All applications pickup support for: Full-Screen Resume Auto Save Versions Character picker Keynote 5.1 receives two new builds: Anvil Fall Apart This update also “improves Microsoft Office compatibility.” If you installed […]

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