Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2012 9:43 AM (in response to saildirk)
Yea I found this below... this feature soon to be in iWork 2010....
According to the bumpf in the iWork for iPad page, the iWork applications have been 'redesigned from the ground up.' Going by that, I'd infer that the features you describe are currently exclusive to that (as yet unavailable) version and not available in iWork '09.
As for future versions of iWork...
Only those working under non-disclosure agreements (and not all of those) know for sure.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2012 11:15 AM (in response to saildirk)
Nothing in that 2010 post or in the thread containing it implied the feature would be included in 'iWork 2010', or even that there would be an 'iWork 2010' (for Mac).
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2012 9:25 PM (in response to saildirk)
This is a prime example demonstrating that speculation is simply that: speculation. It is obvious that this speculation from 2010 was incorrect. No 2010 (or 2011 or 2012) version of the Mac iWork apps were released. Maybe they'll bless us with one in 2013.
The Mac version of Numbers does not have forms. There are quite a few differences between the iOS and Mac versions of iWork. Unless you stick with the basic features, transfering documents from one to the other will result in irreversible changes and/or loss of functionality in your document.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2012 9:33 AM (in response to saildirk)
This just seems like a huge KLUGE on the part of apple...
I am acting as a consultant to small store that wants to maintain it's customer database...
They bought an imac and an ipad... both new in the last month.
The ipad using numbers ( can create a data entry form) without keyboard
The imac using numbers ( cannot create a data entry form) with keyboard...
and now you tell me that shareing the same document will get corrupted..
This is a simple but essential small business operation that is messed up by the lack of Apple Software division being able to produce a quality cross platform version of Numbers.
MailChimp requires an email address...(that is no good for a real customer database)
Constant Contact may allow for non email records.. (need to check)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2012 9:43 AM (in response to saildirk)
I think for a business to use iWork as a database is a HUGE mistake. I would set up a a database using mysql and php, then design a web based interface.
Another good solution is to look at Bento (the little brother of FileMaker) or use Filemaker.
Just my thoughts.