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HT5534 If I don't update to Pages 5, how can I still use Pages 4.3?

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Jan 18, 2014 4:34 PM

If I don't update to Pages 5, how can I still use Pages 4.3 to open previously created documents, plus continue to create new ones in 4.3?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,270 points)

    It sounds like you already have 2 versions of Pages on your Mac.


    Pages 5 is in your Applications folder.


    Pages '09/'08 is in your Applications/iWork folder.


    You are alternately opening the wrong versions.


    Pages '09/'08 can not open Pages 5 files and you will get the warning that you need a newer version.


    Pages 5 can open Pages '09 files but may damage/alter them. It can not open Pages '08 files at all.


    Once opened and saved in Pages 5 the Pages '09 files can not be opened in Pages '09.


    Anything that is saved to iCloud is also converted to Pages 5 files.


    All Pages files no matter what version and incompatibility have the same extension .pages.


    Pages 5 files are now only compatible with themselves on a very restricted set of hardware, software and Operating Systems and will not transfer correctly on any other server software than iCloud.


    Note: Apple has removed over 100 features from Pages 5 and added many bugs:



    Archive/trash Pages 5, after exporting all Pages 5 files to Pages '09 or Word .docx, and rate/review it in the App Store, then get back to work.



  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,270 points)



    How have you managed avoiding seeing the "unhappiness"?


    Just read the reviews in the App Store.



  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,725 points)

    File > Export > Numbers 09


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