Pages prob­lem

Mac Format - - APPLE TALK -

As with other cor­re­spon­dents, I was a happy OS X Lion user who up­graded to Yosemite re­cently. Now, go­ing on to Pages where I had nu­mer­ous files to­talling over 500 pages, I was in­formed that I needed to up­grade to a newer ver­sion (which I thought would come with the up­grade any­way). Se­lect­ing ‘OK’ I was in­formed that this had to be pur­chased from the US. Hav­ing es­chewed the in­vi­ta­tion, I found that most (but not all) of my files were now la­belled ‘re­quired in­dex file miss­ing’. For­tu­nately, I had backed up on a Sea­gate drive.

Please can you tell me why we are not in­formed prior to down­load­ing ‘free’ up­dates that this will in­cur other costs? Why there seems to a ran­dom vi­o­la­tion of my files? Why when open­ing Sea­gate I can ac­cess these files us­ing de­fault Pages 5.5.3 but not ac­cess them in Pages on my iMac? I would ap­pre­ci­ate some

help, there­fore I will re­frain from what Yosemite has done to my pho­to­graphic files, labou­ri­ously loaded from the orig­i­nal neg­a­tives over many, many months – some dat­ing back 50 years! Ray­mond Waldie Alex Blake says… It’s dis­ap­point­ing to hear about this. Yes, it’s wor­ry­ing when a soft­ware up­date means hav­ing to con­vert your ex­ist­ing files to open them. We’re re­lieved to know that you had a another drive backup.

When you open a doc­u­ment which was saved from the older ver­sion of Pages in the newer one, you should be asked to con­firm that you want to up­date it to work with the lat­ter. We’re un­sure ex­actly why your Mac has be­haved dif­fer­ently. How­ever, a scout around on­line sug­gests that the er­ror you see re­lates to your iMac con­tain­ing the older ver­sion of Pages and try­ing to open a file in the newer for­mat in it. If you right-click on a Pages doc­u­ment and move the pointer over Open With, do you see two ver­sions of Pages listed in the menu? If the iMac con­tains the newer ver­sion of Pages too, you can set it to open all Pages doc­u­ments in that ver­sion by right-click­ing one such doc­u­ment, choos­ing Get Info, ex­pand­ing ‘Open with’ and se­lect­ing the cor­rect app, and then click­ing the Change All but­ton.

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