iWork 08 free update in Mavericks?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by relaxmpg, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. relaxmpg macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2013
    Hi there, this is my first post so if this have been addressed in another thread, please let me know.

    I have iWork 08 installed from a DVD in my MacBook Pro mid2012. As I have seen in forums, those who purchased iWork 09 are allowed to update iWork through the App Store.

    What about us who bought iWork 08? :(
  2. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    If you have iWork 08, buy iWork 09 from the mac app store :p iWork 08 is really old, no company would ever update something that old for free that I know of.
  3. mykelala01 macrumors 6502


    May 17, 2009
    Meh wrong

    Mavericks is free and you can upgrade as far as snow leopard...

    What the heck maybe even leopard
  4. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    OK, then iWork 08 came out shortly after leopard and 09 was shortly after snow leopard. Neither leopard or iWork 08 have free updates to the latest software, you need to pay for iWork 09 to get the latest iWork and snow leopard to get the latest OS X, so 2008 software is just barely out of apple's definition of new enough
  5. relaxmpg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2013
    Ok :(

    Thank you guys!
  6. anovick macrumors newbie


    Oct 7, 2006
    Download iWork '09 Trial. Then App Store will let you update.

    I have iWork '08 installed, but the App Store (SW Update) would not recognize it and let me upgrade the iWork applications.

    Then...I just did the following to get the App Store to let me upgrade:

    1. goto http://download.cnet.com/Apple-iWork/3000-18483_4-55181.html to download the iWork '09 Trial version.

    2. Install it.

    3. Register with Apple by launching one of the apps one time.

    4. Goto App Store.

    The SW Updater on the App Store should now show that you have 3 updates available: Pages, Numbers, Keynote.

    5. Success.


  7. mykelala01 macrumors 6502


    May 17, 2009
    If I do this should I need a Iwork 08???
  8. Jambalaya macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2013
    This has been covered in other threads but @annovick has it. I used this method to get the new iWork11 numbers/pages/etc. There is a story on the frontnoage that apple don't care about users getting them this way.

    As my files where created with iWork8 I and to open them with iWork9 apps and save before I could use the latest ones. I'm not sure if there is a bulk way of doing this but I had to do it file by file


    No, don't think so
  9. eezzeetiger macrumors newbie


    Jan 8, 2016
    Hardly ever on a boat
    Hi - thanks for this tip.

    I have just transferred my iWork's 8 from my old iMac to my new air.

    However i have now got two versions of iWork's 08 & 09

    09 was updated through the Appstore, but will this version only last for thirty days?



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