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jackallday Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Since an auto update a couple of days ago to pages 5.1 (even with a fancy new icon), I cannot open the program nor any docs previously created. What kind of crap is this? I was completely happy with the previous version with its ugly icon.


Mac OS X, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Big Screen
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (33,460 points)

    The previous version did not have an ugly icon.

     

    The new one has a bland, boring, non-informative and almost generic PC style icon.

     

    Pages 5 is in your Applications folder.

     

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

     

    Apple has removed over 90 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

     

  • franswaza Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    hi peter

     

    i hope you can help me. i bought pages 5.1 and numbers 3.1 from the mac app store just now to upgrade from pages 08 and numbers 08. i still cannot open items created with the older software because the newer apps ask me to convert the items to pages and numbers 09? i do not have 09. why cannot the most current apple software be backwards compatible? this is ridiculous.

     

    thanks

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (33,460 points)

    You have 2 versions of Pages on your Mac.

     

    Pages 5 is in your Applications folder.

     

    Pages '08 is in your Applications/iWork folder.

     

    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. You need to export the Pages '08 files as Word .doc files and then open those with Pages 5.

     

    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 90 features from Pages 5 and added many bugs:

     

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

     

    If you can get iWork '09.

     

    Peter

     

  • jackallday Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Peter,

      Thank you so much for your help! How do I export the "grayed out" Pages 5 files to Pages '09?

     

    Pat

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (33,460 points)

    In Pages 5 > Menu > Export > Pages '09

     

    Peter

  • jackallday Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Peter, my Pahes 5 WON'T OPEN!

     

    Pat

  • jackallday Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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  • jackallday Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Peter,

       As you can see in the Screen Shot, when I attempt to open Pages 5..all the "actions" are grayed out and like-wise the files as you can see on the right. This is very frustrating and i don't understand why Apple would wreak this havoc.

     

    Pat

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (33,460 points)

    Pages 5 is open.

     

    You showed that in your screen shot.

     

    But you do not appear to have any files open to export.

     

    Either you create new files or you find where you have previous files to open them.

     

    Where are you encountering difficulties?

     

    Peter

  • jackallday Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I would like to get rid of this Pages 5 and go back to utilizing Pages '09, which I can see in the Applications Folder. I'm having trouble with the grayed out files...could you give me a step by step way to trash the new '05 and bring everything back to the way it was. I see that Pages was updated to the new "5" version just 4 days ago(I think). As you probably can tell, when it comes to this stuff, I am technically challenged! I just like everything to work the way it's supposed to. I have '09 on the Mac, but I just want to lose the new version. I know it's a lot to ask, and i REALLY appreciate your help!

     

    Pat

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (33,460 points)

    Pages 5 is in your Applications folder, just drag it to the trash.

     

    Pages '09 should be in your iWork folder inside your Applications folder.

     

    Make sure you rate/review Pages 5 in the App Store.

     

    Peter

  • Robert McD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't consider myself a power user and I only started to discover all the issues with Pages 5.1 this week when I received some Word documents from a client and all the headers and pictures imbedded in the document were stripped out as "not supported."  And then I had a letter to send to a client, used an older version and my company logo was missing as well as some other formatting.  I also discovered that documents I had tried to collaborate on with a colleague using Word had my tracking changes and comments missing when I exported them to Word and back to him.  This was never a problem with Pages 09.  I figured out a few work arounds that are needlessly complex and of course unexplained....but the bottom line here is that this version is terrible and as Peter has suggested, I'm reverting to Pages 09 until someone at Apple decides to fix this! 

  • Robert McD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Peter, I've done as you've suggested. I don't know if Apple even reads and responds to these, however the number of single star reviews in the App Store should have someone there paying attention and doing some serious revisions. I won't use Pages 5.1 until that happens!

  • jackallday Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh Peter, you'll find this amusing. I trashed Pages 5 like you suggested, but before that I went into the Preferences and UN-checked the auto updates. No more than 15 minutes went by after trashing pages that prompts starting showing up asking if I'd like to update to Pages 5! Yikes!

     

    Pat H

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