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iWork '05, Pages + Keynote 2

Postby Antony » Tue 11 Jan, 2005 4:31 pm

Apple released iWork ' 05, a productivity software introduces Pages, an innovative word processor with an incredible sense of style, and also features Keynote 2, a major new version of Apple's presentation software that lets anyone create cinematic-looking presentations. iWork ’05 takes advantage of both Mac OS X and iLife ’05 to help users easily create, present and publish professional-looking documents and presentations. All of just US$ 79 (AU$119)

iWork requires:
Macintosh computer with 500MHz or faster PowerPC G3, G4 or G5 (G4 for PowerBook); G4 or G5 recommended.
128MB of RAM (512MB recommended)
OS X 10.3.6 or later.

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Postby Antony » Tue 11 Jan, 2005 5:55 pm

Hmm, I did not buy Microsoft Office 2004. I am quite happy with Office v.X, but I like Keynote. I might get this iWork '05.
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Postby Don_HH2K » Tue 11 Jan, 2005 5:59 pm

It looks nice, but there would be two features of Office that I'd miss. Those would be Excel and Publisher. iWork has no spreadsheet program, so I couldn't do anything with spreadsheets. I could use KeyNote as a Publisher alternative, although I'd have to design everything manually... Ah well, Publisher isn't available for Mac anyway, is it?
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Postby Antony » Tue 11 Jan, 2005 9:04 pm

I don't think Keynote is a good Publisher alternative.
Keynote should be considered an Apple version of PowerPoint, with ability to import and export (create) QuickTime movies, Flash animation, PowerPoint, and more.

If you want a desktop publishing tool, Quark's QuarkXPress, Adobe's PageMaker and FrameMaker are still the two main one. Although slightly being phased out since nowadays, creating a PDF is so easy. People just use any tool to create PDF. (I have no idea about other cheaper alternatives.)
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Postby Al » Tue 11 Jan, 2005 11:49 pm

dluchini30 wrote:It looks nice, but there would be two features of Office that I'd miss. Those would be Excel and Publisher. iWork has no spreadsheet program, so I couldn't do anything with spreadsheets. I could use KeyNote as a Publisher alternative, although I'd have to design everything manually... Ah well, Publisher isn't available for Mac anyway, is it?

AppleWorks 6.2.9 includes a spreadsheet like program.
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Postby Don_HH2K » Wed 12 Jan, 2005 7:14 am

Al wrote:AppleWorks 6.2.9 includes a spreadsheet like program.

Wow, AppleWorks is still around? I think I remember using it back when it was called ClarisWorks on an old System 7 machine. From what I remember, Apple(Claris)Works was just the basics, whereas Office 95 at the time was a full-bloated suite. Does that still hold true today?
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Postby Antony » Wed 12 Jan, 2005 7:22 am

I just finished the QuickTime streaming of the MWSF 2005 Keynote. It seems to me that Pages is capable of doing tasks can be done by Publisher, and even better.

I used one of the early version of MS Publisher (v1 or v2), before the Windows 95 time when I was in high school...
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Re: iWork '05, Pages + Keynote 2

Postby Antony » Mon 17 Jan, 2005 6:24 pm

Antony wrote:> Apple iWork

From Apple's website, iWork also requires a DVD drive to install application.
"DVD drive required to install applications"

If you do not have a DVD reading capability, iWork is also available for purchase on CDs, same price as DVD version, the shipping date given is "on or before 2/15/05." (Order part number: M9865Z-A.)

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Postby Antony » Sun 30 Jan, 2005 10:16 pm

I received my iWork '05 today.

More report will be posted later today.
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Postby Antony » Mon 31 Jan, 2005 6:05 am

The beautiful iWork ’05 box:
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Opening the iWork ’05 box, feature list for Pages and Keynote 2:
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Well, the box, although a bit small in size (compared to OS X Panther and iLife '04), it's a bit heavy. Comes with two Users Guides (191 and 151 pages), two Quick Reference cards, one installation guide, one Software Coupon and one DVD media.
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(The installation guide has serial numbers, I blurred those in the picture above.)
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Postby Antony » Mon 31 Jan, 2005 8:06 am

iWork 05 is very easy to install, just like most Mac OS X applications,
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Postby Antony » Fri 18 Feb, 2005 9:24 pm

iWork'05 come with a number of great fonts.

    Following fonts are included with iWork'05:
  • Bank Gothic
  • Blackmoor LET
  • Bodoni Ornaments ITC TT
  • Bodoni SvtyTwo ITC TT
  • Bodoni SvtyTwo OS ITC TT
  • Bradley Hand ITC TT
  • Jazz LET
  • Mona Lisa Solid ITC TT
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  • Palatino
    (Apple has included Palatino for many years, it is also included in the iWork package.)
  • Party LET
  • Princetown LET
  • Santa Fe LET
  • Savaye LET
  • SchoolHouse Printed A
  • Snell Roundhand
  • Stone Sans ITC TT
  • Synchro LET


You can see the complete preview of fonts mentioned above.
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Postby Antony » Thu 17 Mar, 2005 11:49 pm

Apple released an update for iWork's component applications, Keynote and Pages, bringing Keynote to version 2.0.1, and Pages to version 1.0.1. Both updates address reliability issues for the software.

The update notes say that, "Keynote 2.0.1 addresses isolated issues that may have affected reliability for some customers." And "Pages 1.0.1 addresses isolated issues that may have affected reliability for some customers and resolves an issue related to deleting complete page."
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Postby Antony » Wed 25 May, 2005 9:12 pm

Apple released an update for iWork's component applications, Keynote and Pages, bringing Keynote to version 2.0.2, and Pages to version 1.0.2.

The update notes say that, "Pages 1.0.2 addresses issues with page navigation and organization."
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"Keynote 2.0.2 corrects a security issue. For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n61798 "
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