My MacBook Air is currently running OS X 10.8.5 and I'm considering updating it to Sierra. I have lots of Keynote presentations made with Keynote '09. If I upgrade to Sierra, will my Keynote '09 and my prepared presentations still work? Thank you.
It's funny you ask. That's another issue I'm having. The short answer is "No." Evidently, if you don't upgrade in a step-by-step process, it appears that making such a big leap from OS X 10.8.5 to anything currently available isn't easily accomplished (if at all).As with any transition, I think you should be prepared for some effort. Apple let iWork apps lay fallow for awhile, but over the last few years they've released newer versions, including iCloud-based versions. In my experience, all sort of things contribute to transition hiccups. Fonts, transitions, graphics formats, for example. You may want to consider creating a bootable 10.12 disk, try a few things, and see what lays ahead for you.
One question for you - can you download an updated version as part of your purchase history?
Some of the old software is quite different to use. The completely revised versions that are free as supposed to be user-friendly, but I find the opposite is true. I liked the old iMovie (but it now lacks newer resolutions) and Keynote. I can understand trying to keep on using them.I have never used Keynote or any of the "i" apps, but I thought it was free now? When I go to the Mac App Store, it just has a "get" button to download instead of a price. Doesn't that mean it's free? I also thought it would open old documents.
If so, then I don't see the risk. Most likely, the old version will continue to work. But as long as the new version will open your files, you're good to go. And it's probably a good idea to make the transition to the new version when you have the time.
Oh, I understand the feeling. I have worked with Final Cut Pro ever since 2002 and am finishing up a project on version 6 right now. I know it really well and can work fast. But all good things must come to an end, I'm transitioning to FCPX now, which is slow but I'm getting there. It is a completely different program from legacy Final Cut Pro.Some of the old software is quite different to use.