macOS Ventura, iOS 16, iPadOS 16: new collaboration features for Pages, Numbers and Keynote

macOS Ventura, iOS 16, iPadOS 16: new collaboration features for Pages, Numbers and Keynote

iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura contain new collaboration features that have just appeared in the iWork suite. Pages (iOS, macOS), Numbers (iOS, macOS) and Keynote (iOS, macOS), all of which are moving to version 12.2 for the occasion, all include a new Activity view that compiles the latest changes made by the participants of a document.

The history of changes made to a document (iPadOS).

Notifications are sent to all contributors in a shared document. Sharing a file in Messages allows you to instantly start a collaboration, while you can send a message or initiate a FaceTime conversation from the file. We also gain the function of automatic cropping of a subject.

The toolbar customization feature (iPadOS).

With iPadOS 16, the three software take advantage of the new function allowing you to arrange the toolbar according to your needs. The new Document menu welcomes new functions for printing and renaming files.

Pages 12.2 (iOS)

  • A brand new activity view displays recent changes to collaborative documents, including when people join, comment, or edit;
  • Share a document in Messages to immediately start collaborating with your team and see updates directly in the Messages conversation (requires iOS 16 or iPadOS 16);
  • Send a message or initiate a FaceTime call directly from a collaborative document (requires iOS 16 or iPadOS 16);
  • The new “Blank Layout” template lets you easily create documents where you can freely change the layout of text and images;
  • Boost your iPad productivity even further with iPadOS 16;
  • Quickly insert objects and access your favorite tools with the customizable toolbar;
  • Find common actions (print, rename and more) in the new document menu;
  • Work across multiple documents more easily with Stage Manager on supported iPad models;
  • A new option lets you automatically remove the background from an image to isolate its subject (requires iOS 16 or iPadOS 16);
  • Customize charts with additional controls for colors, lines, and number formats.

Numbers 12.2 (iOS)

  • A brand new activity view shows recent changes to collaborative spreadsheets, including when people join, comment, or edit;
  • Receive notifications when others join or edit your shared spreadsheets;
  • Share a spreadsheet in Messages to immediately start collaborating with your team and view updates directly in the Messages conversation (requires iOS 16 or iPadOS 16);
  • Send a message or start a FaceTime call directly from a collaborative spreadsheet (requires iOS 16 or iPadOS 16);
  • Compare values ​​and associate text with new functions, including BITET, BITOU, EXCLUSIVEBITOU, BITDECALG, BITDECALD, WEEKNUM.ISO, CONCAT, JOIN.TEXT and PERMUTATION;
  • Show auto-fill suggestions based on the contents of other cells in the same column;
  • Customize charts with additional controls for colors, lines, and number formats;
  • Boost your iPad productivity even further with iPadOS 16;
  • Quickly insert objects and access your favorite tools with the customizable toolbar;
  • Find common actions (print, rename and more) in the new document menu;
  • Work across multiple spreadsheets more easily with Stage Manager on supported iPad models;
  • A new option lets you automatically remove the background from an image to isolate its subject (requires iOS 16 or iPadOS 16).

Keynote 12.2 (iOS)

  • An all-new activity view shows recent changes to collaborative presentations, including when people join, comment, or edit;
  • Receive notifications when others join or edit your shared presentations;
  • Share a presentation in Messages to immediately start collaborating with your team and see updates directly in the Messages conversation (requires iOS 16 or iPadOS 16);
  • Send a message or start a FaceTime call directly from a collaborative presentation (requires iOS 16 or iPadOS 16);
  • Boost your iPad productivity even further with iPadOS 16;
  • Quickly insert objects and access your favorite tools with the customizable toolbar;
  • Find common actions (print, rename and more) in the new document menu;
  • Work across multiple spreadsheets more easily with Stage Manager on supported iPad models;
  • A new option lets you automatically remove the background from an image to isolate its subject (requires iOS 16 or iPadOS 16);
  • Remove or reposition the background of live videos for dramatic effect;
  • Customize charts with additional controls for colors, lines, and number formats;
  • Additional options allow you to print and export PDF files.

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