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    Open newer version of Pages?

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    Open newer version of Pages?
    Have an essay due in a few hours, which I emailed home to be proof read. My sister replied but has sent the updated essay with a newer version of Pages than I have, and so am unable to open it. Any ideas how I can open it? She has gone to work now, so I can't get her to resend it in a different format.

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    Open newer version of Pages?
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    Maybe I'm behind on this one (not unusual for me) but I thought that the Pages document format did not change? I can understand if you were using an older copy of Apple Works, but as far as I'm aware, an older copy of Pages should be able to open a document made with a newer version.

    What file extension did your sister use when she saved the proofed document? Did she save it as a MS Word file?

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    Open newer version of Pages?

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    @chscag:
    Actually, iWork '08 can't open files created with iWork '09.

    @Chippy22:
    for future reference:
    Your sister should have gone to File > Save As > Save a copy as... selecting either "Word document" (.doc) or "Pages 08" from the pull down menu.

    On your end, a workaround would be – as bobtomay suggested – downloading the trial version of iWork '09; after the 30-day trial period it turns into a simple viewer (which means you can still open documents but you can't save).

    Another quick workaround would be to change the extension of the file from ".pages" to ".zip" [don't compress the file, just change the extension]. If the extension is hidden, the easiest way to do that is from the file's Get Info window in the Name & Extension field. Make the change, hit Return – or simply close the Get Info window – and accept the change to ".zip" when asked). Then unzip the file. In the unzipped folder you'll find a QuickLook folder and inside that a pdf of the document you were sent. That can also come in handy when someone is on a pc and can't have iWork.

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    Open newer version of Pages?
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    Actually, iWork '08 can't open files created with iWork '09.
    Well, I said I was behind on this.... Thanks for posting that. I can't for the life of me imagine Apple doing that. Not even MS does that, at least not without providing a filter. Now I'm even more convinced about using MS Office rather than the less expensive version of iWorks.

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