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Jan 21, 2014 3:31 PM

I am running Mavericks and my iWorks apps (Pages, Keynote, Numbers) won't update to the most recent versions. If I pull them up in the App Store, they show "Installed" but won't update to latest version.

MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2009), OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,230 points)
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    Jan 21, 2014 4:06 PM (in response to alxross)

    You have two versions on your Mac.

     

    The older and the newer versions and are simply opening them alternately.

     

    Your older Pages ('08 or '09) won't open the Pages 5 files.

     

    Read the hundreds of posts on the subject here.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,230 points)
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    Jan 21, 2014 5:01 PM (in response to alxross)

    Have you actually looked in your Applications/iWork folder?

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,230 points)
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    Jan 21, 2014 7:35 PM (in response to alxross)

    The same one actually.

     

    You have both sets of iWork Apps.

     

    The new ones are in your Applications folder.

     

    The older are in your Applications/iWork folder.

     

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,230 points)
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    Jan 21, 2014 7:52 PM (in response to alxross)


    Here is the full story.

     

    You 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:

     

    http://www.freeforum101.com/iworktipsntrick/viewforum.php?f=22&sid=3527487677f0c 6fa05b6297cd00f8eb9&mforum=iworktipsntrick

     

    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.

     

    Peter

     

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,230 points)
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    Jan 21, 2014 8:27 PM (in response to alxross)

    You are quick to jump to name calling.

     

    That post is a form post I use for the hundreds of people who have been confused by this, and usually post after having clicked on a file and got the other application.

     

    Opening the wrong versions is not a reflection on you, unless, everything is about you.

     

    You never said how you got to this situation and we are often left filling in the blanks here.

     

    There is no M in RTFM for Pages 5.

     

    "Luckily" I filled in the blanks with you.

     

    "Luckily" what I said right up front was true.

     

    "Luckily" you finally actually checked.

     

    Peter

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