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iWorks 9 (Old Version) compatability?

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  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,775 points)
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    Aug 14, 2013 12:15 PM (in response to SteveH)

    Do you mean it opens in AW instead of Pages?

  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    Aug 14, 2013 12:32 PM (in response to SteveH)

    For Pages installed from an iWork (no s) installation disk, use Software Update, the second item in the Apple menu on your Mac. Software Update will find and the updater will update the application only if it is in the iWork '09 folder, and that folder is in the Applications folder on your Mac.

     

    The only ways to convert a file from AppleWorks to another format are to open it in AppleWorks, then Save as... in the desired format,

    OR

    to open the file in the application whose native format is the one you want, then Save it from that application.

     

    Regards,

    Barry

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,775 points)
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    Aug 14, 2013 12:55 PM (in response to SteveH)

    Then you didn't drag it on to the Pages icon. You can also open the AW 6 document from within Pages using File > Open

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (30,500 points)
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    Aug 14, 2013 3:34 PM (in response to SteveH)

    Find an AppleWorks document, right click (control + click), select Open In, choose Pages.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    Aug 14, 2013 3:56 PM (in response to SteveH)

    Software Update only finds updates for the Mac App Store version of Pages.

     

    Unfortunately Apple has removed the manual Updater from their Software Support pages in what appears to be a deliberate policy to force users onto the Mac App Store version. I have downloaded and kept a copy for myself because I have long experience with Apple and expected this to happen eventually.

     

    You can try going to an Apple Store, if you have one available and ask them if they can locate the iWork '09 4.3 updater and give you a copy on a USB drive or similar.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    Aug 14, 2013 4:58 PM (in response to SteveH)

    Yes there is, just hard to get.

     

    I'll see if I can set up an access point for the updater*, but I am busy at the moment and will soon be off to the States for a couple of months.

     

    Can you get to an Apple Store? Apple has created the problem, make them fix it.

     

    Peter

     

    * I'll investigate whether I can attach a downloadable section at iWorkTipsnTricks. But I am not happy with having to constantly pick up the slack for the extremely wealthy Apple corporation.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    Aug 14, 2013 8:19 PM (in response to SteveH)

    Anything opened in Pages is obviously then a Pages file and so when saved.

     

    To make all AW files open automatically in Pages, you choose:

     

    Finder > select an AW file > Get Info > Open with > browse to Pages in your Applications folder > then check the Change All button

     

    You do need to keep up the updates to avoid other issues with Pages '09 and the latest OSX.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    Aug 14, 2013 9:39 PM (in response to SteveH)

    We are now up to iWork '09 9.3

     

    Peter

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,775 points)
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    Aug 14, 2013 10:08 PM (in response to SteveH)

    The version 9.0.4 update is good enough for Snow Leopard (10.6.8). Version 9.3 is for Mountain Lion.

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