Thursday, October 2, 2014

Get iWork ‘09 to Work on New Macbook


I got MacBook Air with new iWork Suite as three standalone apps.  

Of course it’s always be three separate app, but I used to think that three as one package, :) 

It turned out that the new iWork Suite is fast, really fast, maybe because it use 64-bit architecture, or maybe I used the new MBA mid 2014. 

But  I missed the capability of my old iWork on MacBook Pro mid 09. It’s the ability to password-protect keynote-imported-pdf from copy content. 

My old MBP mid 09 has old and new iWork run side by side because I purchased the iWork DVD retail. And I don’t have idea where the hell that DVD now.

so I got silly (yet logical) idea, copy iWork folder from Application folder on MBP and paste it on MBA.

done

open Application-iWork ’09-Keynote -> error message. 

Apparently this method is not working. 

(delete that folder)

So I got another silly idea

Download trial version of iWork ’09 which is available everywhere online.

Install it.

done

open keynote, it need serial number, :( 

Another silly idea, download iWork ’09 update from support.apple.com, the iWork 9.3.

install the update, hopefully it delete the serial number question mechanism.

no, no luck, it still ask for serial number, :(

super silly idea (but original :) )

install the trial version, then copy iWork ’09 folder from my old MBP to replace iWork ’09 folder on MBA

didn’t work either. 

Googling, um no, DuckDuckGo-ing, :)

and found out that we could transfer our iWork to new mac, but we have copy not just iWork folder on Application directory.

The complete list of files that have to be transferred is:

/Users//Library/Application Support/iWork '09 
/Library/Application Support/iWork '09 
/Applications/iWork '09 
/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iWork09.Installer.plist 
/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iWork09.plist


do that, and tadaa… my old iWork is working, :)


and the worst of all, after I do all that and my Old iWork ’09 run with no problem, my iWork retail DVD is found, :)