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Need access to Pages files with previous version of Pages after they’ve been converted to the new format used by the newest flavor?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: November 01, 2013 09:05AM
Need access to Pages files with previous version of Pages after they’ve been converted to the new format used by the newest flavor?

Hi everyone,

I know many of you don’t like the newest flavor of Pages and reverted to the previous version. But, some of you can no longer open files modified in the newest version with the previous because Apple changed the file format. Have no fear. There is a way to revert the file to the previous format.

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I suspect you will lose any changes you made to the file under the new version of Pages but at least you’ll be able to access the file in the previous version again.

Hope that helps some of you!

Robert



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Re: Need access to Pages files with previous version of Pages after they’ve been converted to the new format used by the newest flavor?
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: November 01, 2013 10:23AM
Why is this an issue?

Doesn't the new Pages let you export any file directly to the old Pages '09 format?



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Re: Need access to Pages files with previous version of Pages after they’ve been converted to the new format used by the newest flavor?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: November 01, 2013 10:38AM
Tom,

It's an issue because there are people who do not like the new version of pages and don't want to use it at all. So, you can convert it via the Export command and hope it converts properly. Or, revert to the previous version of the document and not worry about potential conversion problems. It's an alternative to exporting to other formats which, in my experience, has proven flakey.

Robert
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Re: Need access to Pages files with previous version of Pages after they’ve been converted to the new format used by the newest flavor?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 01, 2013 11:59AM
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TheTominator
Why is this an issue?

Doesn't the new Pages let you export any file directly to the old Pages '09 format?

It is an issue because people have gone down rat-holes using Pages features to the utmost and pushed the envelope in ways that the developers had not thought of. Now they open their files in the new version and have lost features in Apple's drive to turn everything into iOS functionality (aka lower user expectations). I won't bother linking to complaint threads that have been, or are very likely to be, deleted. Why bother converting back when someone can just open up the original file and not worry about hunting through twice-converted files to look things that may or may not be missing?



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