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iWork '09 Gets Update and ePub File Export

Today, Apple updated its iWork ’09 suite of apps to address various bugs in Pages, Keynote and Numbers. They also added the ability to export to ePub format from Pages. These ePub files can then be synced to an iPhone or iPad for use with iBooks.

Below is the update log for Keynote 5.0.4, Pages 4.0.4, and Numbers 2.0.2:

Keynote 5.0.4

– Addresses an issue when printing handouts with rule lines.

– Fixes an issue with the slide switcher.

– Resolves an issue when automatically resizing some images while changing slide size.

– Fixes an issue with tables.

Pages 4.0.4

– Fixes an issue with tables.

– Includes compatibility with the standard ePub file format (for use with iBooks) when exporting.

Numbers 2.0.4

– Fixes an issue with tables.

You can download this update by opening Software Update (Apple Menu > Software Update), or by downloading the installer manually from the Apple Support Download Website.

Exporting from Pages to ePub format couldn’t be easier. After you have this update installed and go to Share > Export in Pages, you’ll get a new “ePub” option and will allow you to fill in the Title, Author, and Genre. You can then add your ePub file to iTunes and sync over the file to iBooks on your iOS device.

For more information on sharing your documents as ePub files, visit Apple’s how-to article on Creating ePub files with Pages.

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