iPad iWork does not work with iWork 08

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SaddleSC, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. SaddleSC macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2010
    I assumed that I would be able to import spreadsheets created in Numbers and documents created in Pages from my MacBook Pro, to my iPad. I still use iWork 08.

    I am told that the files are not compatible until I upgrade to iWork 09. I certainly understand why files created in the new version on the iPad may not be compatible with the older version on the desktop, but I am very disappointed to find out that I cannot open the older files on the iPad.

    I was waiting for iWork 10 to be released before upgrading and now I think I may have to upgrade to iWork 09 just to be able to use the iPad apps. Does anybody know any workarounds or know when iWork 10 is rumored to be released? Thanks
  2. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
    Strange that they don't work.

    Could you export the files from your Pages app into Word format, and then open them in Pages on the iPad, since it supports Word files?
  3. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    I have successfully exported iWork '08 spreadsheets to xls (Excel) and imported them into Numbers on the iPad.

    I think it's ridiculous that Pages and Numbers on the iPad can't handle files from previous versions of iWork.


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