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iWork is Apple's suite of productivity software for the mac as well as iOS. iWork includes "Pages" for word processing, "Keynote" for presentations, and "Numbers" for spreadsheets.

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How do you paste syntax highlighted code into Keynote '13?

I give a lot of code heavy presentations with Keynote. Syntax highlighting makes these readable. In the past I've used web based syntax highlighting tools, and then pasted the easier-to-read code ...
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How can I set the background image the same on all master slides without editing each master slide individually in Keynote?

In PowerPoint the master slides have inheritance, so you can set common elements on all the master slides easily. I don't see anyway to do this in Keynote. For example, if I want to set the background ...
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Do I have to repurchase Apple apps through the Mac App Store to get updates there?

Back when Apple announced iLife '11 I bought a copy, but now I see that it's also available on the Mac App Store. If I want to be eligible to use the Mac App Store's built-in update mechanism to ...
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Swap X and Y axes on Numbers 3.1

This link is now outdated with the new release of numbers. I want to transpose the X- and Y-axes on a chart in Numbers 3.1. How the heck can I do this? The first chart I made was able to sum my ...
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Does -tef in the extension stand for anything in documents saved to iCloud in ML?

When you save a new iWork document under Mountain Lion you are given the default extension of .pages-tef or .numbers-tef. These files appear to be directories and a different format than your standard ...
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How to stop Connection Line from snapping to object in Keynote

In Keynote I am inserting multiple connection lines to a single image. As soon as I drag one end point near the image the end point of the connection line snapped onto the image. I would like to have ...
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How do I get iWork / iMovie / Garage Band free of charge?

Everything that I have read says that iWorks/ iMovie etc should be free for Mac users after 1 September 2013. I already bought Pages but want Numbers and iMovie. My MacBook Pro with retina is early ...
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Numbers v3.1: Automatically link URLs in spreadsheet?

I've inherited a spreadsheet that has a loooong column (thousands) of URLs, all unclickable. I'd like to make them clickable. I have tried the following: Highlighting the column. Select column, then ...
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How to change master of an existing slide in Keynote 6.0?

In Keynote 5.x there was a toolbar button where I could change the master of an existing slide. This would keep the content of the slide, but would change the layout to the new master. I can not find ...
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How to select paragraphs with similar style in Pages 5?

Pages '09 had the paragraph styles drawer with a list of all styles. Each style had the following context menu: On the new Pages 5, this is how that context menu looks however. I can't seem to find ...
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Is there any reason to buy the iWork bundle instead of the apps separately from the App Store?

Keynote is $19, Pages is $19, Numbers is $19. iWork bundle is $79. Why would anyone want to buy the bundle?
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What are some good sources for Pages and Keynote templates? [closed]

It doesn't matter whether they are for free or for purchase as long as they are compatible.
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How can I use common information across multiple masters in a keynote presentation?

In short, how do I make a Keynote template/theme with custom data (unique to that presentation) shown on every slide, and also support masters for a variety of layouts, without the author needing to ...
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What is the easiest way to 'save as' in iWork?

The 'save as' option in iWork has changed when versions and Lion was introduced. I often open up a doc make some changes - names, dates, prices - and then wish to save the doc in another location and ...
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Where are iWork templates saved?

I'm using iWork (specifically Pages 5.5.3) and I can't find the templates I created for this anywhere on the HD. Library > Application Support > iWork > Pages > Templates > My Templates Only shows ...
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Remove header columns in Page 5.0

In the new iWork Pages, there is by default 3 cells or columns in the header and I cannot remove the column back to its original one column header just like the normal header in Pages 09'. If you see ...
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How did the function “Save As…” change to “Duplicate”?

I recently noticed that within Pages ('09), Numbers ('09), Keynote ('09), the menu entry: File > Save As… had been replaced by a new one: File > Duplicate On the other hand I still use this ...
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How do I convert a pages document to a word document without access to pages?

Suppose I didn't have access to a Mac with pages. How can I convert a pages document to a word document using only a windows environment? Is there a freeware converter available?
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How to change color scheme of Keynote slide design/template?

I just made the switch to Mac. In PowerPoint, I used to be able to select a certain slide theme or design but choose a different color of it. How can I do that with Keynote? I've been googling for ...
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New version of Keynote won't open old versions

When using a newer version of iWork software such as on Yosemite to open older documents and presentations, Pages reports "This document can’t be opened because it’s too old. To open it, save it with ...
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is there a way to disable update notifications in iWork apps (Pages, Keynote, Numbers)?

Even with App Store Automatic Updates set to OFF, all of the iWork apps pop up a modal dialog box on startup to inform you there is an update. Is there a way to disable this behavior (in El Capitan)?
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Is this possible to link the value to a database in Apple's iWork suite?

For example, I would like to make a Pages document that has a value that's linked to the company information and Keynotes and Numbers as well. So, when our company information changes, all the ...
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How to adjust the left margin in Pages' Business Resume template

In the screenshot below, can someone tell me please how to shift the main text area to the left? From the ruler, one can see the text begins at about 6.7 cm. Changing Document Margins from the ...
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Add big green check mark to Keynote presentation

I'm using Keynote '09 for the first time, and I find myself wanting some bits of clip art or additional shapes. At the moment, I just want a big check mark. It's hard to believe that this isn't ...
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Comparison of Microsoft Word to Apple Pages

I'm thinking about getting a word processor for my Mac. The two most popular options are probably Microsoft's Word or Apple's Pages. Before I decide to buy one I need to make sure that it will have ...
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Any way reinstall the old iWork in Mavericks?

The new iWork is an big step backward. Many transitions removed from the Keynote and so on... Is here any way to remove the new iWork and get back the old one?
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How to convert .number file to any of the readble format including excel and pdf without having mac

I have an important .number iworks file. My Mac is now no more... How do I convert .number file to any of the readble format including excel and pdf without having mac.
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How to store Mac documents in the iCloud?

So, iCloud is now available to all Mac and iOS5 users. I don't (yet) have an iOS5 device, but i do have OS X Lion with iCloud installed. I've set it all up nice and (almost) easy. In iCloud PrefsPane ...
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Setting custom bullet styles at different indent levels in Pages 5.0

I am trying to set my bullets so that they are different at each of three indent levels in Pages 5.0. An example is like this: I can accomplish this by manually changing the "Bullet:" tab on the ...
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How can I change the data source of a chart in Numbers '09?

I have made a chart in Numbers '09 and now I want to create another very similar chart but with different data, so I have copied and pasted the chart and now I want to make it take its source data ...
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What is the workflow between iWork apps with iCloud?

I have Numbers and Pages for iOS and the Mac. With iOS 5, I can create documents and spreadsheets in iCloud. How can I access those same iCloud documents in the Mac versions? Even better yet, if I ...
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Why are Pages/Numbers/Keynote not free in the App Store on new iPhone 6s?

I got a new iPhone in the US, but am using it abroad (Israel) and with my old Apple ID. In the App Store I see the Apple Pages/Numbers/Keynote with a price tag on them (not free) when they should be ...
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Does free iWork on iOS entitle me to free iWork to Mac?

I have recently become the proud owner of a new iPhone 5s and have benefitted from the free iWork apps that are available to new devices. I also own a 2012 MacBook Pro running Mavericks. Now I have ...
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How can I display the format bar above the document in Pages 5.0?

The new version of Pages has the format bar (i.e. the bar where you change the font size, typeface, alignment, spacing, etc.) on the right of the document: I want it to be on the top of the document ...
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Recovering iWork from backup

I recently changed my MBP 13" 2009 to the newer MBP 13" 2012. I decided not to recover from Time Machine and install everything manually as to make a clean start. Although I do not have my iWork '...
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Is there an equation in Numbers that will give me the sum of numbers based on a separate column?

I'm trying to find out if there is a way to create an equation that looks at one column, if it is equal to a certain value, then add the value in the other column? Example: #Table of running values: ...
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Pages templates for Resumes [closed]

I'm looking for some Pages templates for Resume (software developer CV). Do you have any suggestions?
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Efficiently add builds to all slides in Keynote 6.2

I would like to have all of my slides build the bullet lists with Appear / By Bullet (animation, build in: appear, delivery: by bullet). In Keynote prior to version 6, it was possible to set a build ...
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How to store new iWork (2013) documents in a flat file (for version control)?

With the October 2013 iWork update, the new UI is great but it seems one cannot store documents as 'flat file' any more. This really limits my ability to store the files, essentially ruling self-...
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iWork '09 Keeps asking to be Registered

I'm a teacher in a classroom with 8, 9 10 and 11 year olds who each have a macbook or a macbook pro. Fun job. We have a standard 10.6.6 image with iWork '09 (4.03). In previous images, iWork would ...
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Conditional SUM() based on text of a cell using iWork

I have some basic data Name | Amount Jake | 10 Jake | 12 Jake | 13 Ben | 1 Ben | 14 Ali | 9 Ali | 4 I want to total up the amount for each person so I end up with something like Jake | 35 Ben |...
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My Macbook keeps two versions of iWork after updating

I have updated the iWork applications from '09 to 2013. After updating, I do not know why Apple doesn't automatically delete the old version. So now, I have two versions on my Mac. What's the best ...
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How do I sync iCloud iWork documents with Lion?

I have been using my iPad with Numbers and would like to be able to just open them up on my Mac with Lion. I can not figure out how to connect/sync to iCloud documents. I have checked iCloud documents ...
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How to install old iWork on a MacBook with MacOS High Sierra?

I have a new MacBook Pro running High Sierra (10.13.2) and installed current versions of Pages and Numbers. But I need also the old versions (from iWork 9 I think) with mail merge support. I had those ...
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Is it okay to uninstall the old versions of iWork/iLife after their respective upgrades that come with OSX Mavericks?

I noticed after upgrading to OSX Mavericks that shiny, new versions of many iWork and iLife apps had appeared. Yet, the old versions remained installed. All the new versions seem capable of opening (...
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Is there a way to number list items in reverse order in Pages '09?

I want to create an ordered list in Pages '09 with decreasing numbers, like: 4. Most Recent Item, 2010. 3. Another Item, 2009. 2. An Old Item, 2008. 1. Oldest Item, 2007. But it looks like there is ...
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App Store on High Sierra suggests Mojave-only updates

I'm currently on macOS High Sierra (10.13.6) and I've just received three update notifications from the Mac App Store: Keynote 8.2 update Numbers 5.2 update, and Pages 7.2 update All of them are ...
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How to handle Numbers' automatic Data Formatting?

I'm trying to put together a sheet that calculates hours I work. One thing I want to do is calculate hours that are billable. So I have something like this: Things that aren't billable or are already ...
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Starting page numbering on page greater than page #1 in Pages '09

I want to add page numbers to the header of my document in Apple Pages '09. However, I would like the page numbering to start on page five; i.e. I want pages 1-4 to have no numbers, and for page #1 to ...
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Counting the number of cells which contain a specific character

I want to count the number of cells which contain the character “1” in an Apple Numbers table row. When the row of cells include (using a space delimiter between cells), 1234 5671 1 8765 6113 2468 ...