tip : get Keynote, Pages & Numbers for FREE with OSX 10.9 Mavericks

Question :

I heard that you can get the new versions of Keynote, Pages and Numbers for FREE when you upgrade to OSX 10.9 Mavericks.

Is that true ? And how do I get them ?

Answer :

Yes, it’s true !

But… there is a tricky part in this… BEWARE !

This can ONLY be done BEFORE you upgrade to OSX 10.9 Mavericks, as it is a (deliberate) loophole in the OSX 10.9 Mavericks upgrade process :

Apple is shifting all installations of it’s software to the Mac App Store, and the OSX 10.9 Mavericks installer therefore checks for all previous versions of Apple app’s that you have installed on OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion…

all versions of Keynote, Pages, Numbers and Aperture (!) will be ‘upgraded’ to the latest Mac App Store versions of the same apps.

note : even trail-versions and illegally copied versions will be ‘upgraded’ to full legal versions for FREE !

So, get an old version of the iWork apps (and/or Aperture) installed before you upgrade to OSX 10.9 Mavericks, and you get the new versions for FREE.

Enjoy !

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fixed : copy Conditional Formatting to other cells in Numbers 2.2 (iWork ’09)

Question :

I’m using iWork’09, and when using Numbers I want to color the cells according to the value that’s in it. So for instance if the number in the cell is smaller than 10, I would like the cell’s background color to be yellow, if it’s in between 10 and 20 I would like it to be orange, and when it’s over 20 I would like it to be red.

I figured out how to do that using Conditional Formatting, and I even found out that I can select a complete row or column of cells to set their Conditional Formatting all at once, but… I’ve now created an entirely new column, and I want to copy the ‘old’ Conditional Formatting to those ‘new’ cells also…

How do I do that ?


Answer :

The answer is actually very straight forward, but it’s just that the naming for this may be a little confusing in Numbers… what you are looking for is ‘Copy Style’…

To set Conditional Formatting to a range of cells, just select them all, and go to Format –> Show Conditional Format Rules ; there you can set a formatting rule for each background color you would like to appear.

Then, to copy those Conditional Format Rules to other/new cells, select one of the cells that already has the Conditional Format Rules applied, and go to Format –> Copy Style

Then, select the (new) cells you want to give those same Conditional Format Rules to also, and go to Format –> Paste Style

That’s it… it really is that simple…