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I backed up my Macbook Air with Time Machine (to an external hard drive), then reset it to factory settings. Now I can't edit any of my documents because Pages can't be installed - I get the following message 'because OS X version 10.12 or later is required' - What's going on? Anyone have a clue how I can sort this so I can edit my files?

MacBook Air, OS X Yosemite (10.10.5)

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Mar 12, 2018 3:27 AM in response to joannesaunders91 In response to joannesaunders91

Start by giving us some actionable information. What specific numeric version of OS X/macOS do you currently have installed. What specific numeric version of Pages was installed before you replaced the operating system, and what version is now installed — if any?


The current version (Pages v6.3.1) in the Mac App Store requires macOS Sierra or later to be installed. Apple does not keep older versions of Pages for download.


You will have to restore the correct version of Pages for your current operating system from your Time Machine backup, or use Pages for iCloud, provided that you use it on copies of any Pages '08/'09 documents you want to keep in their original format.

Mar 12, 2018 3:27 AM

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Mar 12, 2018 8:14 PM in response to joannesaunders91 In response to joannesaunders91

I couldn't restore it as the Time Machine Backup did not give me the option to do so.


I managed to speak to an Apple member who helped me upgrade the version to Sierra - originally there wasn't an option to do this which is why I had trouble.


Thanks for your comments anyway guys!

Mar 12, 2018 8:14 PM

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Mar 13, 2018 5:36 AM in response to Barry In response to Barry

The OP has left us in the dark about Pages details.


Is this what you intended to say?


Just covering the bases. As you know, a Pages '08/'09 document will have its document format altered by changes within Pages v5.6 or later. Thus, work on copies of them. That would extend to recent releases of Pages for iOS and iCloud too.

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