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Can't open old files in Pages. Don't want to upgrade. Help please

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Dec 10, 2013 6:12 PM

I am happy with my old Pages program ... some files I created on the old Pages open fine, as normal. However, some files I created on the

old Pages (created in Dec. 2013) will not open. I get a pop up from Apple saying that I have to upgrade.


I would be delighted to upgrade and pay the $20 but I read horrible reviews about the new Pages upgrade. So I would like to stick with my old

Pages but how can I open these files that are closed to me unless I purchase the new upgrade. Inexplicably, I can open some files that I created this month on the old pages. But some will not open.


Is there a trick to opening these Pages files ?


Or should I go ahead and get the new download and take a chance. I only mix text with photos ... no footnotes.


Please help.  Many thanks ..

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,195 points)

    Use Spotlight to search for Pages. If you find two different results, Pages - Applications and Pages - iWork, you've already upgraded without realizing it.


    If that's the case, you probably have also inadvertently opened some of your old documents with the new version. That changes the document format and makes it impossible to open the document with the old version until you Export it back to iWork '09 format.




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