Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 12:07 PM (in response to going on being)
How did you install the Pages program in the first place?? From a DVD disc, or from the App's store. If from a DVD disc, use the disc to install on the new computer. If from the Apps store, then log into the app's store on this new computer, with the same apple ID you used on the old computer, and download it to this computer. You will not be charged a second time, as long as you log in with the same apple ID.
To move the documents, you can use a flash drive/hard drive, or connect the comptuers together via a cable, use file sharing, use drop box...........
Do you have a way you were thinking of using?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 12:40 PM (in response to KarenSelena)
Thanks so much. I tried to go back to the store but they have no record of my purchase. Can you use file sharing or drop box with an entire program?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 12:51 PM (in response to going on being)
No. If you try to do this, you may see the application does transfer over, but won't launch, and will ask you to re-install it.
What do you mean "the store have no record of your purchase?"
Did you download the applications from the on-line Apps store? Or did you have a DVD disc?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 1:11 PM (in response to KarenSelena)
im pretty sure I downloaded it. The Apple store allowed me to sign into my account but said I had no purchases for past 18 mos. There was no option for before 18mos and I think I bought the pages program like 20 mos ago.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 2:09 PM (in response to going on being)
The Apple Store is not the same as the Mac App Store, which is what I think KarenSelena is referring to when she says "Apps store." So, the question is, did you buy a retail box or a license for a downloaded trial of iWork '09 or did you buy the individual apps from the Mac App Store?
If you did buy Pages from the Mac App Store you can go to the "purchases" section of the App Store.app & download it again using the same Apple ID as before.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 3:38 PM (in response to Peggy)
I bought all of iWork '09 but must have bought it before 18 mos which is the farthest back they allow you to search your purchase history online. I think I am going to have to rebuy it because I cant find my purchase history.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 3:46 PM (in response to going on being)
Software is like any other purchase, you need to secure it and keep records.
I have a USB passport harddrive just for this purpose. It has all my installers, pdfs of the purchases and serial numbers where applicable.
If you buy through the Mac App Store, which it appears you are about to do, you will at least be able to DL and install or reinstall the software on any Mac using the same Apple I.D. It is also the cheaper way to buy software.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 10:01 PM (in response to going on being)
I have each time I bought a new Mac used a ethernet cable to get in contact with my old computer and being able to move applications. N.B. Pages/iWork is better to install again because it is a little hassle toget all the files need over to the new computer.