Apple’s iCloud and, more specifically, its Documents in the Cloud feature, make creating and working on iWork projects easier than ever. Once you’re set up correctly, all of the iWork docs on your iOS devices will be synced so you can edit them at any time on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. You’ll also be able to upload iWork documents created on your Mac so that you can continue to work on them wherever you are
You, like us, have probably watched the Apple adverts that show the magic of a Mac and its iWork apps and felt suitably proud to be part of the club. You then come to use those apps and find yourself creating a hideous-looking document that doesn’t quite look like those beautifully polished works of art you’ve seen on TV and the web. While Apple’s apps are certainly easy to use, making the end product look as remarkable as you would like is a little more of a challenge.
When you write a document in Pages, do you tend to use formatting like bold, italics and font size to denote specific sections? If so, you’re not making the most of this excellent word processing package.
Besides contacts and calendars, your documents are some of the most important files in your digital life. With the iWork suite, and a trip to iCloud.com on your Mac or PC, you can keep them in sync across all your computers and iOS devices.
Pages is an application with many uses, from page layout to word processing, but it’s more than likely that you use it for one task more than anything else. Whether it’s writing essays, sending letters or creating a newsletter, the chances are you head back to Pages time and again to create the same document. Before you begin creating, however, there’s normally some housekeeping to be done.
When you think about a Keynote project, you generally think "slideshow", but the software can be used for more than just a presentation. By adding hyperlinks to your document you can make the normally linear experience of clicking through slides a far more engaging process.
My Software Update (in the Apple menu) is no longer finding software updates. When I start up an iLife or iWork application, it tells me updates are available. If I try to manually download the updates from Apple’s website, it won’t install them because it says I don’t have the current version on my system. Is there a way to reset or fix this problem?
If you love software updates, it’s like Christmas morning in October for Apple product owners. In addition to this morning’s new iOS apps, the folks in Cupertino are busy pushing out iOS 5 compatibility updates for almost everything they’ve released -- including Remote, Find My iPhone, iMovie and the trio of iWork apps.
DropDAV is a no-brainer for iPad owners looking to get work done. For $5 a month, this service enables you to access your Dropbox account through the WebDAV standard that Apple uses in iWork for iPad applications. That means you can upload those documents right to your Dropbox. But that’s not all -- other applications, like OmniFocus, can also take advantage of this connection method.