Skip to content
Thoughtful, detailed coverage of everything Apple for 34 years
and the TidBITS Content Network for Apple professionals

Pages 6.1, Numbers 4.1, and Keynote 7.1 for Mac

Apple has released updates to its trio of iWork apps for the Mac — Pages 6.1, Numbers 4.1, and Keynote 7.1 — with a number of new features and improvements, including the capability to open password-protected documents using Touch ID (via the Touch Bar) on the 2016 MacBook Pro.

Pages 6.1 returns support for importing and exporting documents in Rich Text Format (RTF), adds intra-document bookmark links, and enables you to add mathematical equations using LaTeX or MathML notation. Numbers 4.1 enables you to add current or historical stock information to spreadsheets, as well as use the new My Stocks template to track portfolios. You can also now cut, copy, paste, and duplicate sheets when collaborating on a spreadsheet.

A new option in Keynote 7.1 enables you to display presenter notes on a black background for easier readability in low-light settings. The app also adds a new Object List that makes it easier to select, edit, and organize objects on complex slides, adds support for posting interactive presentations on Medium, WordPress, and other Web sites, and enables you to import Keynote 1.0 presentations.

All three apps now make it easier to globally replace fonts throughout an entire document, add new leader lines to improve pie chart readability, and enable you to customize dates, times, and currencies for your language or region. (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are bundled with new Macs. Otherwise: $19.99 new for Pages, 230 MB; $19.99 new for Numbers, 173 MB; $19.99 new for Keynote, 472 MB; all three require 10.12+)

Subscribe today so you don’t miss any TidBITS articles!

Every week you’ll get tech tips, in-depth reviews, and insightful news analysis for discerning Apple users. For over 33 years, we’ve published professional, member-supported tech journalism that makes you smarter.

Registration confirmation will be emailed to you.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA. The Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.