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Pages 10.0, Numbers 10.0, and Keynote 10.0

Apple has updated all three of its iWork apps to version 10.0, bringing new iCloud Drive folder sharing capabilities to Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. You can now share entire folders of files with friends, family, or colleagues and work together on the Mac (in macOS 10.15.4 Catalina), iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (in iOS 13.4), and You can also now edit shared documents while offline, with changes uploading when you go back online, and files added to a shared folder are automatically shared with all participants.

iWord 10 folder sharing
On the Mac, select iCloud Drive from the sidebar to start sharing, then send via Mail, Messages, or AirDrop or copy the link.

All three apps now enable you to print or export a PDF of your document with included comments, provide access to recently used templates in a redesigned template chooser, let you enhance documents with a variety of editable shapes, and add support for adding a drop cap to text in a shape.

Pages and Keynote also receive a variety of new themes, while Pages and Numbers enable you to apply a color, gradient, or image to the background of any document. Finally, Numbers improves performance for larger tables containing up to 1,000,000 rows and 1,000 columns. (Free; Pages, 286.4 MB, release notes; Numbers, 211.6 MB, release notes; Keynote, 413.6 MB, release notes; macOS 10.14+)

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Comments About Pages 10.0, Numbers 10.0, and Keynote 10.0

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  1. Pages adds an option to the Print Dialogue (yes, I am English!) and it is now the default options when printing from Pages (which we do many, many times a day).

    Screen 01

    … and yes, ‘Print page backgrounds is also on by default’.

    The issue for us is two fold…

    1. We now have to …
      Screen 02
      … switch to Layout (the previous default and still the default in other apps) before we can continue. Did I mention that we do this many, many times a day?

    2. The wider issue is the decrepitude of the macos print dialog more generally, and the presets function in particular. Presets are great, we can select a set of print dialog options and save them as a set to reselect at any time in one menu choice, except…
      There is no rhyme or reason or logic or methodology or sanity that we can discover about which options can and cannot be part of the a preset. Yes, we can see a full list of the permitted options but why only those?
      Take Reverse Page Orientation for example (everything we print in wide format (42 inch/1067mm) is printed upside down. According to the preset settings it is selectable as part of a preset profile BUT this does work when printing from Pages! Preview? No problem.

    In summary, the macos Print Dialog is long overdue for some code/interface/functionality love and macos native apps like Pages being especially screwy is, well, just bad on so many levels.

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