Pages and Numbers for Lion

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  1. colodane macrumors 6502a

    colodane

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    I'm currently running Lion 10.7.5 on my iMac. Was thinking of trying out Pages and Numbers so that I didn't need to continue to use Microsoft Office. Went to the App store and it says that for the current version of Pages and Numbers you need OSX 10.10 or newer.

    I really don't want to upgrade from Lion. Questions:

    Are the current versions truly useless with Lion?

    Is there any way to get older versions that are compatible with Lion ?

    Thanks
     
  2. sracer macrumors 603

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    You would need the older (and many's opinion, superior) version of iWork. iWork '09 is not actively sold by Apple, but you can purchase it from reputable sellers on eBay. I picked up a shrinkwrapped copy of iWork '09 on eBay for $10 a few months ago.
     
  3. colodane thread starter macrumors 6502a

    colodane

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    Thank you, sracer, for the information.

    Ebay could be an option. I will do more reading of the reviews of the various versions to see if I want to pursue Pages and Numbers. Must say, I'm not thrilled with Apple's handling of the migration path between various versions of OS-X.
     
  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    iWork '09 is miles better than the new version, so give it a go. It is a very nice package.

    Numbers is the most basic application of them, but as long as you are not a hardcore spreadsheet worker, then you should be fine. Pages and Keynote from iWork '09 beats anything out there.

    But in any case, you really should consider upgrading your OS. It is free, and Lion wasn't very good in most peoples opinion.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    I agree with T'hain's assessment of Lion above.
    I would recommend 10.8.5 "Mountain Lion" as a better version of the OS.

    Also, regarding iWork and Pages:

    It looks like you can get an original-box iWork '09 package for around $10 on ebay. That's a deal worth having.

    Be careful about Pages upgrades once you have it. I found that so long as I used iWork up to version 9.0.4, I still retained the "Save As" menu, which I greatly value.

    I tried using the iWork 9.1 updater, and found that "Save As" disappeared.

    Note: it may still be possible to access that by holding down the "option" key as you choose "Save", not sure if this works for everyone.

    So again -- if "Save As" is important to you, be aware of what I've posted above.
     
  6. sracer macrumors 603

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    I agree.

    I'm still rolling with iWork 09 on my 2014 MBA and 2014 iMac even though they're both running Mavericks. I will continue to do so for as long as I own an OSX device. The more I use it, the more I appreciate all that it can do.
     
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