“Apple has a communication problem: it knew the latest iteration of iWork was only a starting point, but when it introduced the software was heavy on the hype, leaving users disappointed,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.
“If you’re using the new iWork and you want those missing features just take a look inside your Applications folder (Go>Applications in the Finder menu) and you’ll find the old versions of your iWork applications are still installed,” Evans writes. “You can continue to use them. This is because the latest free iWork suite is not an upgrade to your existing software but a completely new edition built from the ground up to be 64-bit, so the installation does not take place on top of your original iWork apps. The snag is that when you open older documents in the new edition of an iWork application, the software “upgrades” the document to work in 64-bit. Once an upgraded document is saved you can no longer open it in your old iWork applications.”
“Eagle-eyed Apple-watchers will already know Apple has promised to introduce many of the most missed features within future software updates across the next six months,” Evans writes. “That’s fine, but the company could — and should — have been more open about this from the get-go.”
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