iWork 09, trial to full version question.

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  1. Tom8 macrumors 6502a

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    Just a quick question, if I download the 30 day UK trial for iWork 09, will Apple automatically charge my account after 30 days and upgrade to the full lisence?

    I'm just cautious since I need the software, but don't want to buy the full package with the Mac App store opening soon, where I could buy the individual Apps cheaper.

    Also, will I be able to simply delete the trial version and the download the full version from the App store as a was of replacement?

    Thanks in advance

    Tom
     
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    Great! Thanks a lot for you're help, I'm sure I read they charged you for MobileMe when the trial finished, and wasn't sure if it was the same for iwork
     
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    You don't have to download anything further - the trial and the full version are exactly the same software, all you need to do to turn the trial into a full version is to enter the license key that you receive from Apple after the purchase.

    However, I think you would be better advised to spend the money on the Home and Student Edition from Microsoft Office. Chances are that you can find the Microsoft package for roughly the same amount of money somewhere on the streets, but it certainly is the superior and more powerful product.
     
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    Thank for the advice. I'm only looking to get Pages for now. Since my college subjects don't require me to make PowerPoint presentations etc I only need to do scientific report write ups and history essays.
     
  6. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    If you ONLY require pages, wait for the Mac App store that's set to appear early January. There are strong rumours of iWork '11 and the ability to download Pages, Keynote and Numbers all as separate apps. And the same with iLife.
     
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    If you read the OP's first post, you'll find out that's exactly why he wants to use the current iWork trial.
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Trial will ask you to buy a license key. It won't charge you money without your permission.


    The anti-Apple and pro-Microsoft character speaks again.
     
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    Whoops. Oh well.
     
  10. McRCN macrumors regular

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    I just did the same thing. If iWorks '11 is released in a couple of weeks, the trial version of '09 gives you some free time to use it while we wait for the new release.

    I figure we will be able to download the new version. Not sure if we will need to uninstall the old version or if the new version will just handle everything during the install process.
     
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    history essays? you're going to really regret getting pages if you have to do a lot of citing.
     
  12. MacSignal macrumors regular

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    Good strategy for getting started with Pages now and no worries on charges when the trial expires. You may want to save any work you do in Pages in a universal file format in case you decide to eventually try or use something else. Good luck!
     
  13. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    You only need to enter the serial number if you purchase iWork '09 from within iWork. If you purchase a retail box it's more complicated. It used to be that to update the trial to the licensed version with the box, you just inserted the DVD & ran the installer to convert the trial to licensed. This has changed with Snow Leopard. You now need to delete the trial & then reinstall from the boxed DVD. The files to delete are the iWork ’09 folder from the main HD > Applications; the iWork ’09 folder in HD > Library > Application Support & the individual iWork application plist files found in HD > Users > (your account) > Library > Preferences for each user.
     
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    I'm only in College, not university, so my history work is nothing too intense and rarely requires citations. But thanks for the heads up!
     
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    I do lots of citations and am very happy with Pages. The current version of MS Office is the first that I didn't feel a need to buy.
     
  16. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a

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    No problems! I know like 5 or 6 friends who got all Apple happy and bought Pages only to severely regret it because it had no citation manager, which blows when you need to reference at least 20 sources in your essay :p.

    I'm not doubting you that it's possible, but have you ever used 2011's reference manager? I couldn't imagine making works cited's or bibliographies without it. Our campus computer store actually stopped selling Pages due solely to the fact it lacked a reference manager/generator. About 80% of the people we used to sell them to would bring it back the next day and cite this as the reason. The ones who didn't were probably in something silly like visual art or graphic design :p.
     

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