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Upgrading '08 Pages 3.0.3 on a 20" 2007 iMac w/ OS X 10.9.3


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How can I upgrade '08 Pages 3.0.3 on my 2007 20" iMAC with 10.9.3
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Your version is the latest '08 iWorks version 3.0.3 as of February 2, 2008.

iWork is no longer available from Apple so if you want a later version you'll have to search for it, otherwise just get the most recent Pages version from the App Store.

PS: A lot of older Pages users are NOT impressed with Apple's latest version, so you may want to keep your old version even if you do "upgrade", if that's the proper word to use.
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How can I upgrade '08 Pages 3.0.3 on my 2007 20" iMAC with 10.9.3
You can't. iWork 08 applications (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) require Rosetta to work properly. They will install to Mavericks but not open nor can they be upgraded. You will need to purchase the new versions. Pages is now at version 5.2 (1860).
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You can't. iWork 08 applications (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) require Rosetta to work properly. They will install to Mavericks but not open nor can they be upgraded. You will need to purchase the new versions. Pages is now at version 5.2 (1860).

Actually iWork '08 and '09 were Universal apps, at least when installed from the install disks, and should still work without any need for Rosetta, unless they were stripped at some point on a PPC Mac.

And as for the latest Pages 5.x versions, there are several sites like the 101 page discussion: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5468056?tstart=0

'nuf said...???
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Well, give it a try for yourself. Install Pages 08 in Mavericks and see if it will open. I have a copy of iWork 08 right here and have tried several times. No go. As I said above, it will install but the applications will not open. Snow Leopard is the last version of OS X that iWork 08 will properly work with.
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No go here either.

For me Office is the go very disappointed in Pages.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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It seems from various Mac discussion groups that some are able to still run the updated 3.0.3 Pages '08 version in Mavericks, but how reliably they don't really say, so why bother I guess.

At least my Pages from iWork '09 still works, but it and the later Pages 5.x versions still seem to be a bit of a work-in-progress to me. May be because I don't have a complete understanding of them.

And no, I no longer have the iWork '08 apps in my SL partition to even bother trying - I'll take your word that it don't work properly. Likewise, the OP now has other options to upgrade.
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At least my Pages from iWork '09 still works, but it and the later Pages 5.x versions still seem to be a bit of a work-in-progress to me. May be because I don't have a complete understanding of them.
No problem with iWork 09, all apps work OK up thru Mavericks. The new Pages is somewhat dumbed down, several nice features were removed, however, Apple has promised to restore them. We shall see. I primarily use Office 2011 on the Mac and Office 2010 when on a PC.
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