Chapter 10. Improving Your Documents

In This Chapter

  • Adding comments

  • Tracking changes

The tools described in this chapter help you improve your documents by using features of iWork as well as comments and suggestions from other people. iWork has a variety of tools that make it easy for people to work together on documents.

These tools are available in Numbers and Keynote as well as in Pages. They have the same overall functionality in all the applications, but they have slightly different interfaces.

iWork.com implements the commenting and track changes functionalities through the Web so that multiple people can work on the same documents at the same time. See Appendix A for details.

Using Comments

Whether you're working by yourself or with others, you frequently need to make comments on your work. Sometimes comments are reminders; sometimes they're questions. For example, Figure 10-1 shows a typical comment questioning whether the date 1600 is the specific year or an approximation. You might leave this comment for yourself or add it to someone else's document. Either way, the comments need to be dealt with.

If you're reviewing a document (perhaps you're a teacher), comments may not require action — you might write "Good!" or "You really understand why black ice is so dangerous."

Either way, the point is that you want to be able to comment on a document without your comment appearing in the document. If you insert a comment into the document itself, not only can it appear when you print ...

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