Through a subscription of Office and the integration with SkyDrive you can access and edit your files from any computer via a browser. Also, because of what this book revealed to me, I can now recommend iWork '09 to many Macintosh users who need "office" capabilities and would like a more usable software application than "some of the others" out there. For organizations that use iWork 08, this is a significant disincentive to upgrade. With iWork '09, Apple's productivity applications have come of age. What do I mean when I say "modest?
Apple iWork '09 Features: Creating the perfect brochure, flyer, report, or resume is faster and easier than ever with Pages '09 Create spreadsheets, organize data, and write formulas with simple yet powerful tools using Numbers '09 With great new features in Keynote '09, creating a show-stopping presentation is surprisingly simple Share your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with anyone on a Mac or PC as Microsoft Office or PDF files Product Description iWork, Apple's productivity suite, is the easiest way to create great-looking documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
Writing and page layout are easy using Pages. Numbers gives you simple ways to make sense of your data. New cinematic animations, transitions, and effects in Keynote will keep your audience captivated.
And iWork is compatible with Microsoft Office, so sharing your work is even easier. Insert equations with MathType 6 sold separately. Create bibliographies with EndNote X2 sold separately. Open, save, and email Microsoft Word files from within Pages Numbers '09 New Features Easily create formulas, using visual placeholders with plain language text. Perform calculations using over functions. Organize your data instantly using Table Categories.
Check your calculations at a glance with Formula List view. Create two-axis charts and combine line, column, and area series in a single mixed chart. Choose from twelve new Apple-designed templates 30 total. Open, save, and email Microsoft Excel files from within Numbers.
Add dramatic object and text transitions using new visual effects. Visualize your data with new styles and animations for 3D charts. Dramatically reduce file size without compromising quality. Create dynamic flowcharts and diagrams using connection lines. Choose from eight new Apple-designed themes 44 total. Open, save, and email Microsoft Powerpoint files from within Keynote. Writing and page layout are easy in Pages. You'll captivate your audience with new, sophisticated features in Keynote.
And iWork is compatible with Microsoft Office, so it's easy to share your work.