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Pages 09. 4.1 (923) Is that the latest ?

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Sep 8, 2012 11:43 AM

I have Pages 09. 4.1 (923) (whatever that 923 is ?) ...


I would like to know if there is a more up-to-date Pages.


Also,  if I downloaded it, would it be compatible with my  Page 09 4.1 files that I have created ?


In sum, I am satisfied with Pages 09 4.1 (923) but wonder if there is something even better out there for me to download.


Many thanks for replying to my question. I have an IMac and a Mac Air book - 11 inches.


Don in California

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Sep 8, 2012 12:01 PM (in response to Mr. Seek Help)

    The latest is 4.2 (1008). The number in parentheses is the build number. You only need to update to 4.2 if you are using Mountain Lion as it adds the ability to use Mountain Lion-only features. Pages 4.2 can open any Pages documents created with any version Pages 4/'09 or any earlier version of Pages.


    If you do have Mountain Lion, updating Pages depends on how you bought it in the first place.


    If you bought Pages from the Mac App Store:


    Launch Mac App Store  & click on Purchases. You should now see an INSTALL button. Click that, enter your password, if necessary, & you should now have the latest version.


    If you installed Pages from a retail box or purchased a license from the downloaded trial:


    First, you must make sure the applications are where the installer initially put them. The updaters are very picky. If the location is not where the updater is programmed to look or if the folder doesn't have the name the updater looks for, it will not work. The applications cannot be renamed or moved. All three applications must be in the iWork '09 folder in Applications. That iWork folder must be named iWork '09. If it doesn't have the '09 Software Update won't find them & the updaters won't work.


    Now, choose Software Update from the Apple menu, from System Preferences or launch the Mac App Store & click Updates. You should get a window similar to this screenshot. Now click the Update button next to iWork 9.2.


    Alternatively, you can download the standalone update here.



  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Sep 8, 2012 1:24 PM (in response to Mr. Seek Help)

    This is from the updater page I linked above:

    About iWork 9.2

    iWork Update 9.2 adds support for the following features available on OS X Mountain Lion:

    • iCloud: Store documents in iCloud and keep them automatically up to date across your Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and the web. Changes made to a document on one device automatically appear on all your other devices. Requires iWork for iOS 1.6.1 or later installed on iOS device.
    • Dictation: Speak words, numbers, or sentences and watch them appear in your presentation, document, or spreadsheet.
    • The iWork apps are also enhanced to take advantage of the Retina display on new Mac hardware so presentations, documents, and spreadsheets appear sharper and more vibrant.

    I haven't noticed any change with instant alpha, but I rarely use it in Pages. I prefer to edit images in GraphicConverter or Preview before inserting them into my iWork documents.



  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Sep 8, 2012 4:00 PM (in response to Mr. Seek Help)

    Both Preview & GraphicConverter have "magic wand" that allows you to move it over areas of similar color to select & then delete. GraphicConverter allows some adjustments to the tool. Download the fully-functional demo of GraphicConverter & give it a try.


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