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How can I get an icon permanently on my dock for Pages 5.6.1 instead of Pages'09 4.3?

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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 29, 2017
2 pages on my iMac - Pages '09 4.3 & pages 5.6.1. The first always is in my program bar but the icon for 5.6.1 disappears. When I save from my document, then try to reopen it an error message appears "an index .xmlfile is missing"
Would someone help me so out my problem, PLEASE!
[doublepost=1493485092][/doublepost]Am not able to retrieve saved documents in Pages


macrumors 68020
Oct 19, 2007
Blue Mountains NSW Australia
Tell us what is in your Application Folder? Have you upgraded to the latest version of Pages 6.1.1??

Do that, make sure it is in Applications, and delete any other version. Then simply drag the icon of 6.1.1 to the Dock. The Dock is an alias, or simply a shortcut to Pages.


macrumors Penryn
Feb 20, 2009

Are BOTH COPIES of Pages (in your applications folder) named [simply] "Pages"?

IF that's the case, RENAME them (using the finder).

Rename Pages 4.3 to "Pages 4.3".
Rename Pages 5.6.1 to "Pages 5.6.1"

Changing the name of the app won't hurt it -- it will still run as it always has.

Once you do this, you -might- be able to have icons for both versions in the dock.


macrumors 68030
Apr 13, 2011
This line of AppleScript will open whatever app you type in the quoted text:
tell application "Calendar" to activate
If you save it as an App, you can paste any icon you want onto it thru Get Info, then drag it into your dock.
If your second copy of Pages is in an odd location, you'll have to add its path to the line of code.
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