Apple shows off word processing software for iPad
January 27, 2010, 4:20pm PST | Length: 00:01:58
Philip Schiller, senior vice president of product marketing, demos the company's productivity app iWork and offers a peek at word processing on the new iPad.
Host: Now let's go to Pages.
Host: Like Keynote, with Pages, I see a library of documents that I've created in here. I also can get access to a lot of templates to start anything new. Let's go into this first one, "Life in the Serengeti." Again, this is a document that was created right on the iPad. It's beautiful. I can scroll through the text and headlines and copy. If I tap anywhere in the text, up pops my keyboard and down bring comes the ruler. It's the most beautiful ruler you've ever seen in an application. It gives you access to your most needed formatting commands. If I want to just focus on typing, I can turn it horizontal, and I get a bigger keyboard, and it's all focused on the text. Now scrolling up and down is something I can do easily with my fingers, as you see, but if I want to even get through the document even quicker, I've got a new tool called the Page Navigator. I hold my finger on the right, and now I see a smaller version of each page, and I can go to whatever page I want. Let's go to page six. Now, here you see something really advanced happening. We're seeing automatic text wrap around a graphic. I can hold down on this giraffe's head, and start moving it around, and you see the intelligent autowrap happening.
Host: I can tap on the text to type, or I'm going to tap the info button on the top to bring down the control panel where I can set a whole bunch of things. Formats. I can create outlines. I can even affect the layout of this text. With one tap, I'm going to make it a two-column format. And with just that simple easy control, I can create a beautiful two-column format with text wrapped around it. So that's just a brief view of Pages. It is the most beautiful word processor you've ever used.
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