Two Versions of Pages?
Submitted by Ekaj on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
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Hi everyone. I've been browsing the Mac app directory on here and just noticed that there is a separate Pages app in addition to the one that is installed by default on my MBA. Is there a difference in functionality between these 2 Pages apps, or is this just a duplicate entry?
From searching the site, it looks like there is an entry for Pages for Mac and an entry for Pages for iOs in their respective app directories.
Hi Jake. Depending on when you bought your MBA, the version of Pages that is pre-installed was most likely Pages 09. This can be found in your Applications folder inside a sub-folder called iWork 09. Towards the end of last year Apple did a total re-write of Pages and the other iWork applications, and these new ones are the ones you see in the Mac App Store. As you already owned the old ones, you actually should have got a free upgrade to the new ones. For me they appeared in the software updates section. If not, then see if you can download them for free from the Mac App Store. The new versions have improved accessibility and better compatibility with the iOS versions. As some features that some people use were removed from the new versions, Apple allowed users to keep both versions on their Mac. So if you have the new ones, you should have Pages.app, Keynote.app and Numbers.app in your Applications folder, and still have the iWork 09 sub-folder with the old versions too. I'm not sure but it might require Mavericks to get the free upgrade, perhaps someone can clarify this.