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A client sends me a couple of Pages docs, created in iWork '09. I bought iWork '08.
The files won't open because....
Seriously? You're putting out a new version every year (even though no one needs a new version) and you don't make new features backwards compatible?
I'd be fine with a screwed up file and a warning that tells me I've lost formatting/features/etc, but to block me from opening entirely? Lame.
Well, looks like I'm off to The Pirate Bay to pick up my new copy!
"A client sends me a couple of Pages docs, created in iWork '09. I bought iWork '08"
this phrasing makes it all your fault regardless of your excuse or actual situation explained thereafter
It's called "Save As."
This iWork '09 behavior is no different than Microsoft Office, or Adobe CS programs, or anything else really that has multiple file format versions. Next time try thinking through the problem rather than posting a GFY thread.
- I don't want to call my client to explain this, it'll turn into an hour long conversation.nb
- WAAAAA. I don't want to solve problems. WAAAAAA work is hard!duckofrubber
- The iWork behaviour is quite different than Office or CS. I can't open the file at all.nb
- no different than CS in my experience. Tired of asking clients to save down, I got the newest version. duh.arthur
- Actually you can open Office 2007 docs in Office 2003 without saving as 2003. GASP!404NotFound
- smart assrodzilla
Eh, I'm just in a bad mood because I'm sick.
Sorry for wasting everyone's precious time with my silly rant thread.
I'm going to sleep.
I enjoyed this
i totally agree actually... that is such bullshit, even when adobe or anyone else does it... sure, tell me that this is a newer version and may be missing this that or the other, but the vast majority of the time, it wouldn't matter anyway...
Funny how people make excuses for Apple. Justified or not, no one does this for any other company.
- Pre-emptive post.DrBombay
- because apple is waay cool bro!hotroddy
- I think the honeymoon is over after the shit Apple has pulled recently.WrappedInBooks
- I doubt it.DrBombay
- I like Apple too, but thereare not more patriotic fanboys for any other product.DrBombay
- i disagree, comic book fanboys are more hardcore than tech fan boys ever!!e-pill
- you ever been to a comic convention.. ??e-pill
- 'NUFF SAID!!e-pill
- and there's no dedicated haters like than those against Apple.kpl
- are you kididng i am so dedicated to hate on DC comics forever, IM A MARVELe-pill
Seriously, if this were a MS app, people would say "why do you use that crap?".... for Apple they just blow it off. Awesome objective ability.
dont even need to go to pirate bay you fool, download the trial and change a 0 to a 1 in the plist
What a stupid post. Almost every older program won't open a newer version's files. Just tell your client to save down, as stated earlier.
You need to ALWAYS keep your software update if you are going to be in this business. We just had a VENDOR ask for CS3 Indesign files because they dont have CS4. We asked them if they are aware that CS5 will be out in the next two days. No response...We moved on to a new vendor.
- thats a bullshit statement, i still use illy 9 for all my sketch work.e-pill
- the application is just another pencil or a tool to get you to the end result.e-pill
- i never even tried cs4.. and here people are scrambling to cs5.. why??e-pill
- you cant do what you do in an earlier app? makes no sense.e-pill
- i love ill9 because i can use all my KPT 5 filters.. you know you miss those babies!!e-pill
- Not the point of my post. a VENDOR should always have the latest and greatest and not be 3 years behind....ArmandoEstrada
- oh a vendor.. ok that makes sense.. but designers shouldnt limit themselves..e-pill
- ...to only having the lateste-pill
- Yes, I TOTALLY miss the KPT filters. Can't tell you how many time I wish I still had them.arthur
The only thing worse than the die-hard apple fanboys are the die-hard apple haters. Going out of your way to hate is worse than going out of your way to love.
what a douche nozzle.