BlueRevolution

macrumors 603
Jul 26, 2004
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I wouldn't exactly call that a "compatibility" update. Now instead of getting a message that an iWork '09 file is corrupted, you see:
 

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mrkgoo

macrumors 65816
Aug 18, 2005
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It already wasn't backward compatible, but before it just said the file was corrupted, instead of made on a newer version of keynote.

You mean forwards compatible. iWork probably does a good job with earlier version of iWork files.
 

andypau

macrumors newbie
Feb 3, 2009
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Incorrect version detection?

I have recently installed iWork 09 and didn't think I had the aforementioned software installed anymore, but Software Update still wanted to download and install these updates.

I checked carefully, and Apple left iWork 08 behind even after upgrading...

Nice, but confusing!
 

Santa Rosa

macrumors 65816
Aug 22, 2007
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I wouldn't exactly call that a "compatibility" update. Now instead of getting a message that an iWork '09 file is corrupted, you see:

Thats truly poor show from Apple. At least Microsoft Office has a compatibility download to enable older versions of Office view the newer Office file format's. Seem's reasonably similar to me.
 

daneoni

macrumors G4
Mar 24, 2006
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Weird the update doesn't show up for me in SU

EDIT: Oh its for iWork 08 not 09
 

gt1948

macrumors regular
Jun 23, 2007
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OOps

Other sites didnt mention that this update was for Iwork 08 and not 09. downloaded the updates and they wouldnt installl took me a few minutes to catch on....

I updated using a friends CD and all is well. We shared a family pack

iWork 08 was replaced entirely during the update
 

adamberti

macrumors regular
Jan 31, 2003
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Thats truly poor show from Apple. At least Microsoft Office has a compatibility download to enable older versions of Office view the newer Office file format's. Seem's reasonably similar to me.

You don't need a special utility for that, just save your file as an 08 version from the 09 suite. I think 08 did the same for earlier versions. I've tried the iWork beta too, and when you share, you can choose to make available 08, 09 and PDF versions of the file.

I suppose you still can't directly open an 09 file in 08 without help from the author then, unlike the MS solution. Maybe they want us to pay for iWork.com...
 
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