Pages '09 and Pages '06

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  1. swwack91 macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any way at all to open a Pages '09 document using Pages '06??

    I created the document with '06, sent it to someone to edit with '09, they saved it and sent it back and now I can't open it.
     
  2. ElijahPost macrumors member

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    No. The other person must save it in a way that works with Pages '06.
     
  3. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    The only previous version that Pages '09 can save as is Pages '08. It's one reason I keep Pages '08 installed - it can save as '06. I suggest asking the person to save/export the file as Word or RTF & send it back to you.

    As an alternative, you could download the trial of iWork '09, open the file & copy & paste the content into a Pages '06 document.
     
  4. swwack91 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i'll have them save it as a Word document... the only snag is that they won't be available for a while :confused:
     
  5. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    If you need it quickly, zip it & attach it to your post. I'll convert it to Pages '06 & post it back (or e-mail it to you).
     
  6. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    Lots of times, I've been able to extract the text from a formatted word processing file by opening it in something like Tex-Edit Plus or Text Wrangler. You lose formatting and graphics, but you get the text, which is usually more important.

    I tried opening a Pages file with a text editor and there's no text at all. It's binary, maybe it was compressed, like a docx file? So I drop it on StuffIt Expander to see what happens.

    Out pops a folder containing a plist (data unimportant to a human), an xml file which contains the text (even though it's stored as an xml database, it is readable), a PDF of the file and a PDF of the first page.

    If you're desperate, you can drop the file on StuffIt Expander and then open the xml and strip out the extraneous data, or copy/paste the data inside the PDF. It'll have extra carriage returns, but it is the data.

    Really didn't expect this.

    mt
     

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