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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2014 4:10 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
Thanks for replying but that's not it. It's the Pages *application* that won't update to version 5.
I saw a hack here that involved changing the Language prefs but that didn't work for me either.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2014 7:45 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
Oh lordie, you're right. Thanks for that. Admittedly, your initial comment about alternately opening files confused me and my searches didn't unearth "the hundreds of posts on the subject here."
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2014 8:04 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
Dude, I'm glad you helped me out but you're starting to sound like a jerk.
"You are alternately opening the wrong versions."
No, not true at all. I have never opened Pages 5 yet on this computer. So I have not alternately opened wrong versions. And I don't currently have any compatibility issues with my files.
I was confused as to why my menu bar icons opened the old version after it was supposedly updated. From that behavior it would be natural to assume that they weren't updated.
I am fully aware that there are downsides to the new versions (and am glad to be able to fall back) but I have my own reasons for wanting to evaluate Apple's latest UIs.
So you made wrong assumptions as to what I was doing on my computer and made wrong assumptions about the symptoms.
Luckily for me you were right about the cause and for that I am thankful. You obviously seem to somewhat know what you're talking about but you probably would be more appreciated if you didn't assume anyone you were helping was an idiot and simply needed to RTFM. Good night...
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.