Old iWork

Posted on November 7, 2013
Filed Under iWork | 3 Comments

While Apple works on restoring lost functionality to iWork many will want to continue to use the old ’09 versions. The problem is if you need to install them on a new machine. If you’ve already downloaded ’09 (or have the DVD) then there’s no problem. Even when ’13 was installed it kept the ’09 versions in a subfolder. Apparently if you have a pre-Mavericks machine and try to download Keynote, Pages or Numbers it’ll offer you the ’09 version. However if you are on Mavericks and never have had the ’09 versions I don’t know if there’s any easy way to get the ’09 versions.


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  • Allen B. MacKenzie

    My related question is: If you have a backup of a machine that has iWork ’09, is there an easy way to install it onto a fresh Mavericks machine? (I have Time Machine and SuperDuper! backups.) Can you just copy the iWork ’09 folder out of the backed-up Applications folder? I have a machine that really needs a clean OS install, because I have a system problem that I haven’t been able to fix in any other way. But I’m slightly nervous about being able to install iWork ’09.

    • Clark Goble

      You should be able to just restore it with Time Machine without problem.