Porting iWork files from one version to another

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by alexanderasher, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. alexanderasher macrumors member

    alexanderasher

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    So, recently I downgraded from Yosemite, but I've found I can't open any of my iWork files (Specifically pages) due to the fact I used them while I had Yosemite installed.

    Anyone know how I can 'downgrade' the files?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Export to Word and then Import back into Pages.
     
  3. talmy macrumors 601

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    There is no backwards compatibility. Best argument I know against using these programs.

    You will have to reinstall Yosemite and then export in some other format (Microsoft Word or RTF) and then you can open them in the earlier version. Expect to lose some formatting.
     
  4. alexanderasher thread starter macrumors member

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    Any way I could do this without installing and uninstalling an OS multiple times? I'd rather not run my SSD into the ground with all these reformats.
     
  5. talmy macrumors 601

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    Do you have a friend with Yosemite who could do this for you?
     
  6. alexanderasher thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't, but I do have an old 2009 MacBook Pro 13". Would that be compatible with yosemite?
     
  7. talmy macrumors 601

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    It should be.
     

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