Archived - iWork: About the iWork 9.0.5 Update

iWork Update 5 is recommended for iWork 9.0 and later. It improves stability, addresses issues in Keynote, and adds additional document sharing options for public beta.

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Products affected:

iWork 9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.0.3, and 9.0.4

System Requirements

Mac OS X v10.5.6 or later.

Installing the update

To update to iWork 9.0.5, use Software Update or the standalone installer (you only need to use one of these methods to update your computer).

  • Software Update
  • Choose Software Update from the Apple () menu to automatically check for the latest Apple software, including this update. (Software Update might have linked you to this article to learn more about the update.) If your computer is not up-to-date, other software updates available for your computer may appear. Note that an update's size may vary from computer to computer when installed using Software Update. Also, some updates must be installed prior to others, so you should open Software Update more than once to make sure you have all available updates.

    Note: Mac OS X v10.5.6 or later is required to install this update.

  • Standalone installer
  • Download the update installer and open it. This is a useful option when you need to update multiple computers but only want to download the update once. Standalone installers for iWork 9.0.5 are available on the Apple Support Downloads page.

    Note: Mac OS X v10.5.6 or later is required to install this update.

What’s included in the update

All iWork 9.0.5 Applications

  • Adds public sharing and private upload options for public beta.

Keynote 5.0.5

  • Allows playback of Keynote presentations on, with over 15 animations and effects, when using the latest version of Safari.
    • Addresses an issue with the Drop transition, Dissolve build, and shape colors.
    • Addresses an issue with rulers. 
    • Adds support for Keynote Remote 1.2*, including high-resolution slides for the Retina display.

Pages 4.0.5

  • Improves the readability of exported ePub documents. public beta**

  • Allows playback of Keynote presentations on the web.
    • When using the latest version of Safari, the following transitions and builds are available:


      • Magic Move
      • Cube
      • Dissolve
      • Drop
      • Flip
      • Motion Dissolve
      • Move in
      • Pivot
      • Push
      • Reveal
      • Scale
      • Twirl


      • Appear/Disappear
      • Cube
      • Dissolve
      • Drop
      • Move In/Out
      • Pivot
      • Pop
      • Scale
      • Twirl
    • Other animations will display as Dissolve when using the latest version of Safari.
    • Appear/Disappear animations will be used on non-Safari browsers and older versions of Safari.
    • Dynamic, onscreen navigation controls are provided to control web presentations.
    • Keynote presentations can be embedded on websites and blogs using the embed code.
    • Improves user experience of on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

Additional Information

*Keynote Remote is sold separately and is available from the App Store. Some applications are not available in all areas. Application availability is subject to change.

** public beta is a pre-release version of the service. Users are invited to test this release and provide is not included with the purchase of iWork; separate account setup and activation are required. Fees may apply to future versions of the service. Internet access and Keynote 5, Pages 4, and Numbers 2 or later are required. Terms of Service apply.

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