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iWork '09 and iWork '08: File compatibility

You can open and save iWork '08 documents with iWork '09, but you cannot open iWork '09 documents with iWork '08.

Opening an iWork '08 document with iWork '09

When you open and save an iWork '08 document, you have a variety of options.

Note: The images below use Keynote '09 as an example, but the process is the same for Pages '09 and Numbers '09.

To save your file an an iWork '09 document, click Save.

Important: If you save your slideshow as an iWork '09 document, you will not be able to open it with iWork '08. This applies to Numbers '08, Keynote '08, and Pages '08 documents you open and save using iWork '09.

Save an iWork '09 document as iWork '08

You can save your iWork '09 document as an iWork '08 or Microsoft Office document by clicking "Save As..." and selecting "Save copy as."

To save the changes you made using Keynote '09 as an iWork '08 or PowerPoint document, select "Save copy as" and choose PowerPoint Presentation or iWork '08.

in Numbers '09, select "Save copy as" to save your document in one of the following formats:

  • Excel Document
  • iWork '08

In Pages '09, select "Save copy as" to save your document in one of the following formats:

  • Word Document
  • iWork '08

Opening an iWork '09 document with iWork '08

You cannot open an iWork '09 document with iWork '08. If you attempt to open an iWork '09 document with iWork '08 you will receive the following message:

Last Modified: Jul 21, 2009
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