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Will Pages/Keynote for S.Leopard work with Lion ??

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I have an IMac with Snow Leopard and I use both Pages and Keynote.

 

I just got a MacBook Air 11 with Lion.

 

My new MacBook has automatically asked me if I want to Update Pages to Pages 4.1 for Mac Os X  Lion ?

 

 

My worry ?   What if produce a file on my Imac using the earlier Pages version and then load that file on my new Mac Air with Pages 4.1 ?? 

 

Will that cause me grief ... and endless hours on the phone to tech support ?  Or will it be ok.

 

Also, what if produce a Pages file on my Mac Air with Pages 4.1 and then load that file to my old Mac with Snow Leopard.

 

 

I have not yet installed 4.1.  I am waiting for some guidance from fellow Mac folks.  Many many thanks.

 

 

 

Don in California

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,775 points)

    The documents should open fine no matter which version of PAges 09 you have. You don't need to have version 4.1 on Lion. Version 4.1 will take away the save and save as the way you are used to have it. Read more about it in threads here in this forum. If you want the new Auto save  you have to update to 4.1. I wouldn't do that update. 4.0.5 will suffice.

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,215 points)

    Don,

     

    I'll weigh in for the folks who are using Lion and have updated to Pages 4.1 and are as happy as can be. If you are highly disciplined and save every few minutes and never forget to make version backups, and so forth, you don't need the update.

     

    Jerry

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,215 points)

    Don,

     

    It would be good practice to change the document title upon each transfer, perhaps with a simple filename addition of a -1a, etc. Going from the old system to the new one is no problem. Do a Save As, modify the name, and open it on the new system.

     

    Going the other direction, you will use File > Duplicate, then you will assign a name change, adding, say, -1b and close the new copy. This duplicated document will be perfectly compatible with the old system.

     

    Where you would get into trouble is if you tried to yank the modified file from the new system before duplicating it and then try to open the in-process document on the old system. While working in the new system, each time you Command-S, you are saving a record of revisions to a system file, but not really updating the base document until you close it, so there could be some confusion.

     

    I have come to like the new system and I don't apologize for that. It is what it is, as they say. If my understanding of the workings of the Autosave and Versions isn't technically correct, I apologize. I don't fully understand how my car works either, but it gets me where I'm going.

     

    Jerry

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)

    The Pages version in iWork '09 is 4. Pages 4.1 is just the latest update to take advantage of Lion features & does not change the file format. As long as you don't try to open a Pages 4.x document in Pages 3.x (iWork '08) or earlier you won't have a problem. I run Pages 4.1 on Macs running Lion & Snow Leopard.

     

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  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)

    If you have the iWork '09 suite from a retail disk or license purchased from the trial, go to Software Update to download the iWork 9.1 update. This updates the whole suite - Keynote, Pages & Numbers - to the x.1 versions.

     

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  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,775 points)

    The answer is yes. It doesn't matter if the document is created in version 4.0 or 4.05 or 4.1 of Pages. Pages 09 will read all. Pages 09 will also read documents from PAges 08 but Pages 08 can't read documents from Pages 09

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)

    The version of OS X doesn't change anything. As long as the whole version number of Pages, in this case 4.x, is the same or higher than the version that made the document, you will not have a problem. I could create a Pages 4 document in Pages 4.1 on one of my newer Macs running Snow Leopard or Lion or Mountain Lion (when it comes out) & then open it in Tiger, 10.4.11, on my G5 using Pages 4.0.4 (I think that's the latest version Tiger will run) without problems.

     

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