9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 22, 2014 6:43 AM by Sorengo
Marc Krone Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Since I downloaded keynote 6.0 my old keynotes don't open anymore....

Can anybody give me a clue how I make them up and running again?

 

Thanks!!


iBook G4 1GHz 60Gig, Mac OS X (10.4.2)
  • Cris Berman Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)

    There is a suggested fix in this thread:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5466954?tstart=0

     

    "I had this problem with both pages and numbers so I closed all the background apps did a reset by holding down the home and power buttons and now they both work."

  • Marc Krone Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    nope, it is anothther thing.

    I get a popup that sais that I should first open them with keynote 09. (Which ofcourse is deleted while updating... )

    Where do I find Keynote 09?

  • jdtabor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I am having the same problem. I just purchased the new Keynote 6.0. I have dozens of Keynote presentations that I need all the time. They were done with iWorks '08 (Keynote 4.0.4). When I try to open them in the Keynote 6.0 I get the error message:

     

    "This presentation can't be opened because it's too old. To open it, save it with Keynote '09 first."

     

    I can't imagine that this means I have have to go purchase Keynote '09 when I just bought Keynote '11.

     

    This is crazy...HELP!

  • Marc Krone Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Worked something out...

    Stupid but true...

    We two didn't update from keynote 08 to 09 but went straigt to keynote 13 (the real numbers are I believe 4.x, 5.x, and now we are at 6.x. We skipped the 5.x)

    Maveric doesn't overwrite the old 4,x on the harddisk.

    It is still there in the Apliccation map BUT IN THE iWORKS FOLDER

    But stupidly enough the keynotes don't FIND this application anymore...

    So this is what you do.

    Go to Appications->iWorks-> manually dubbleclick the BROWN keynote icon-> drag the keynote you want to play to the icon....... Ttatatatatatatata!

    It runs on the old application....

    THEY WILL NOT OPEN IN 6.x (2013)

    unless you find somewhere an (2009) version....

    STUPID!!!!!

  • Sorengo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I reinstalled Keyonote 09 (in addition to keynote 13) ... BUT when I try to open it I get an error message, stating that it cannot be opened, presumably because Maverics (10.9.2) doesn't work with Keynote 09!

  • Gary Scotland Level 6 Level 6 (10,585 points)

    Keynote works in Mavericks and also runs with Keynote 6.1 installed.

     

    this routine usually sorts most problems with Keynote 5, complete all the steps in the correct order:

     

    1 - Remove keynote, (use Appcleaner from Mac Update to do this, it is freeware)

     

    2 - shut down the Mac

     

    3 - Start up in safe mode by pressing the shift key immediately after the start chime and until the Apple symbol appears)   it will take longer to start up as the OS is being repaired

     

    3 - When the Mac is fully booted, go to:   Applications > Utilities > Disk utility

           click the System hard drive in the list then  first aid tab > Repair Disc

     

    4 - Reboot normally

     

    5 - re-install iWork and install updates for Keynote from: Apple Menu > Software update

  • Sorengo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks: I tried your routine but it doesn't work:

    - Keynote 6.1 does of course work, but is unable to open older keynote files

    - The older version of Keynote still doesn't work with Mavericks 10.9.2

     

    What APPLE should do is to develop a fix that will allow Keynote 6.1 to read older Keynote files. I am not the only one who complains ...

  • Gary Scotland Level 6 Level 6 (10,585 points)

    - The older version of Keynote still doesn't work with Mavericks 10.9.2

    For most users, Keynote 5.3 works as it should running under Mavericks.

     


    - Keynote 6.1 does of course work, but is unable to open older keynote files

    Yes this is very irritationg, however best advice is to use 5.3 for projects created in that version, and to use 6.1 for new projects.

  • Sorengo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    - The older version of Keynote still doesn't work with Mavericks 10.9.2

    For most users, Keynote 5.3 works as it should running under Mavericks.

     

    Well, in my cas it doesn't. I tried on My MacBook Pro Retina, my MacBook AIr and my Mac Pro (all running 10.9.2) but t doesn't work. I cannot open Keynote 5.3: when I try I get an error message