Keeping Pages 4.3

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Diaspar, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Diaspar macrumors newbie

    Diaspar

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    I use Pages 4.3 because I hate the newer versions. But the App store nags me to update it every time I sign in there. I found a solution (probably on this forum) where someone said to keep the version I use on the main HD, but download the new version and - in essence - hide it on an external HD so Apple will think everything is up to date. And that worked wonderfully.

    But I've just upgraded to El Capitan and now I can't find that newer version of Pages in Time Machine. It's not in the folder where I stashed it on the external HD. And I can't download a fresh version from the App store, as the only option it gives me is to update the version I have.

    I've just done screen-share with an Apple senior advisor, who couldn't find a solution, so if anyone can help me, you'll be my hero!
     
  2. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    I assume now you have Pages 5.6...?

    Is there an iWork '09 folder within your Applications folder...?
     
  3. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    Make a zip of the old Pages app, update it, and get back the old Pages from the zip.
     
  4. Diaspar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Diaspar

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    If I do that, will it affect my documents? I mean, will it automatically convert them so they can only be read by Pages 5?

    Previously I did have both Pages and Numbers in an iWorks '09 folder when I updated and decided I preferred the older versions. Now the old version of Numbers is there, but Pages has gone walkabout.
     
  5. Ebenezum macrumors 6502a

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    You could probably block the connection alert with Little Snitch?
     

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