Numbers, Keynote, Pages for Mac, iOS updated with text styles, face detection


Apple has updated its iWork suite for both macOS and iOS users, with Numbers, Keynote, and Pages on both platforms gaining a variety of new features including face detection for photograph placement and new styling options.

The changes splash screen for Pages on iOS

The changes splash screen for Pages on iOS

Released to users on Tuesday, the updates to the Apple-produced productivity apps for macOS, as well as iOS, share a few core changes across all of the apps. The highlight changes are those relating to image placement and for styling text and documents, though each also have their own unique changes.

When users place a photograph into an object or a placeholder space in a document, the face detection feature will attempt to position the image file as appropriately as possible so that the faces of subjects can be clearly seen. The change can save users from having to manually adjust the image to best fit their plans, and could help with large editing jobs where lots of images are being used.

Text styling is also a big change across the board, with users now able to fill the words with images or gradients, as well as being able to apply new outline styles to the letters. Also, users can place images, shapes, and equations inline in text boxes, allowing them to move with the text.

The updates are available to download now, both for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote in the Mac App Store as well as the corresponding Pages, Numbers, and Keynote in the iOS App Store.

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