Launching its update Suite of keynote, pages and numbers for iPhone, iPad and Mac. The next time you provide a presentation with a keynote address, you’ll be able to include video feeds directly on the slides. You can resize video feeds and change the look with masks, frames, drop shadows and reflections.
With the Mac version of the original Note, you can add feeds from multiple external cameras, and share a connected iPhone or iPad screen, which can prove useful for interactive demos. There are more collaborative features. A new multi-presenter function that lets anyone control a shared slideshow and remote slides using a Mac, iPhone or iPad. This can be useful for group presentations.
The changes to the pages are largely iPhone-centric. The screen view feature combines text, images, and other aspects of a document into a single-column view. Apple has increased the text size, on the other hand, the images have been adapted to fit on your phone screen. You can also see the table by scrolling left and right. If screen view is enabled, users will still be able to edit the document as usual. You don’t need to do anything to set up the feature and it works with all word processing documents. Apple says you can toggle the screen view so you can see the correct layout before sharing or printing documents.
For numbers, you can now hold pivot tables across Apple devices. You’ll be able to spot trends and patterns and summarize, group and rearrange for study. There is an option to visualize pivot tables with charts and share pivot data without disclosing source data. You can import pivot tables and export them to Microsoft Excel.
Elsewhere, there is a new chart type called radar chart. Apple says it “makes it easier to visually compare multiple variables with similarities shown as overlapping areas, so that differences and externals can really be different.” There are new filters that you can use to highlight unique entries or duplicate data.
All three apps now support Apple’s new translation tool IOS 15, iPadOS 15 and MacOS Monterey. The latest versions of the original notes, pages and numbers are now available in the App Store and the Mac App Store.
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