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Guides on emulating older applications

This is a 30 day full working trial version of iWork '09. It has the option to be registered and non-expiring. iWork ’09 includes presentation Keynote ’09 (app v5.0), word processing Pages ’09 (app v4.0), and spreadsheet Numbers ’09 (app v2.0).

iWork '09 (Trial) can become a fully enabled "Retail" version by using a one-line entry made via the Mac's Terminal app. Instructions on how to, are included in with the .zip archive.

When mounted, the name of the mounted image is labeled "iWork '09 Trial Install DVD", which is kind of odd, as it can easily be burned to CD-R if desired. But, as the iWork '09 Trial can install directly from the mounted .dmg, it's not an issue.

Other preserved versions: iWork '05, iWork '06, iWork '08

Related products: iLife

Architecture: PPC x86 (Intel:Mac)

iWork 9.0.2 (download #4) is the latest version that works with Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger.

iWork 9.0.5 (not yet available for download here) is the latest version that works with Mac OS X 10.5.6~8 Leopard and thus also the latest version to work with PowerPC Macs.

iWork 9.1 and 9.3 only work with Intel Macs. (Snow Leopard+ and Lion+, respectively.)

iWork 9.2 : from Apple : iWork 9.2 is recommended for users of iWork 9.0 and later when using OS X Lion v10.7.4 and above. In this release, the iWork for Mac apps are updated for OS X Mountain Lion and take advantage of features such as iCloud and Dictation.
The iWork apps are also enhanced to take advantage of the Retina display on new Mac hardware, so presentations, documents, and spreadsheets appear sharper and more vibrant.


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by cbone - 2021, March 10 - 1:23pm

True, although it's good it's here as well with an added link to the forum discussion so folks that want to follow-up can. Likewise, if a solution is uncovered, it can also be updated here.

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by 24bit - 2021, March 10 - 12:43pm

Don´t have a cure, but what happens in safe mode (software rendering)? I would assume a rare GPU glitch in ML/iWork 09. Can you boot from another volume with Lion or Snow Leo to see whether the issue does persist?

On a side note, I feel that your question should be moved to the general forum to receive more attention.

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by San Seriffe - 2021, February 22 - 4:41am

New here. I just installed iWork 9.3 according to the instructions (including the retail "patch"), on 10.8.5 Mountain Lion. Something goes wrong when I try to type text in Pages, or start a document from the templates: the text doesn't show up. If I go to outline view, the content flashes on the screen, then disappears, and the page preview is black. Bizarrely, if I export it to PDF or some other format, the whole thing shows up. But I can't actually edit within the program itself.

I have a similar problem to this person on the Apple support forums, but they didn't seem to have gotten a resolution either, and the link to how to do a clean reinstall of iWork that another user posted in that thread appears to have gone dead. I tried using AppCleaner to purge the iWork install and start fresh, but that doesn't work either. I tried setting up a dummy user account just to test if it was a corrupt user preferences issue, but the same problem still appears.

Anyone else experiencing this? Apparently this is a bug or oddity that's happened to other iWork users on (Mountain) Lion systems, so I'm curious if anyone here has figured out how to fix it?

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by cbone - 2021, February 18 - 6:22pm

LukasAppleFan, it sounds like Apple left the iWork 9.0.5 link the same but changed its contents to reflect iWork 9.1 since 9.05 is supposed to work with PPC Macs and 9.1 only works with Intel-Macs Wink

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by SkyCapt - 2021, February 19 - 2:08am

v9.0.4 runs in Tiger, they said it couldn't be done. Have to use Leopard to install it. I get a lot of "warnings" about missing fonts, and, I assume fonts can be transferred to where they're needed. v9.0.5 didnot run in Tiger.

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by OpenSourceMac - 2021, February 18 - 12:21am

I just did some checking and it does seem '09 is considered the "Bridge" to the newer formats.

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by LukasAppleFan - 2021, February 17 - 9:57pm

I don't know that sorry. But I think you would be able to read/write documents with old iWork and new iWork, unless you add new features like for instance transitions that are only available in newer versions of Keynote.

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by OpenSourceMac - 2021, February 17 - 3:28pm

I'm sorry, I meant document compatibility (with say much newer versions of iWorks? Is the format different?

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by LukasAppleFan - 2021, February 17 - 10:00am

According to Apple you need Mac OS X 10.4.11 or Mac OS X 10.5.6 and later (found on the iWork 09 Update 3 Page on web archive)

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by SkyCapt - 2021, February 17 - 6:05am

9.0.4 Update requires OS X 10.5.6
What about the 9.0.3 Update??

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by OpenSourceMac - 2021, February 17 - 1:01am

Does anyone know if iW '09 adds any compatibility advantage over iW '08 with newer Documents? 08 is SO MUCH MORE STABLE and NICE to USE, I'd actually go back if there's nothing to gain in compatibility.

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by LukasAppleFan - 2021, February 17 - 12:59am

Thanks a lot ! If you need 9.0.4 Combo Update here is it :
iWork_9.0.4_Update.dmg from Apple
Btw does anyone has 9.0.5 ? (The last iWork 09 for Leopard)

ÉDIT : I found 9.0.5! It’s actually the iWorks 9.1 page of today so had to use the web archive and it turns out that the same link was 9.0.5 back in early 2011.

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by reytan - 2020, June 15 - 12:01pm

Thank you very much. I'm new to os x, just bought a 2007 iMac for 50 euros and am enjoying the experience a lot. I think I've got almost every bit of software needed to really be able to use the old girl right here on the garden!

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by Tails Era - 2020, February 10 - 7:49am

Thank you for putting this up! I've been looking for a Work Type Program Suite, as I am not able to use my Microsoft Office 365 Subscription with this.

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, January 10 - 3:04am

Great, thanks Scott.

Thanks for the addition. I'll look at it later, too. When I have some more time.

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by scott Praed - 2020, January 10 - 2:46am

MikeTomTom I remove the alert message now.
I finished uploading iWorks '09' Install DVD dmg.

I this came on mac os x 10.5.6 DVD mac Box set.

install DVD

Version 9.0

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mac universal
Mac Box Set of mac os x 10.5.6 DVD also iLife '09' DVD install DVD and iWorks '09' install DVD include on this box sex.

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, January 10 - 2:29am

Hi Scott:

Move your alert message up to the top of the page and place it inbetween two <h2>  <\h2> tags for greater visibility.

I didn't see your temporary alert message until after I checked the revisions page.

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by OpenSourceMac - 2019, December 29 - 10:16am

While this is nice to have as the most current way of opening the file-formats, Version 8 runs MUCH BETTER in Tiger if you don't have a Core Image card.

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by capt_chuckl3s - 2019, December 29 - 10:07am

Thank you very much to whoever uploaded this. I've been looking for this since I started fooling around with Macs and to get it without dealing with the hassles of Ebay is an added bonus. I find it to be very useful since I do a lot of Word documents and Excel spreadsheets and I can edit the files on different computers. Two happy Mac faces up!

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by Ewechan - 2019, July 28 - 9:37am

great app still especially if you want to edit files on both new and old computers. sadly yes its a 32bit app, won't work in Catalina anymore.

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by Franky233 - 2019, June 20 - 6:53pm

Now, it's really official, these 32-bit apps won't be supported beginning with Mac OS 10.15 Catalina (aka Catastrophe or Calamity). Smile As well as QuickTime 7 or Aperture or...

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by MikeTomTom - 2019, May 26 - 11:28pm

I confirm, iWork'09 3xApps do launch in OSX 10.4.6 minimum & QuickTime low as 7.0.0

Thanks for delving into the depths' SkyCapt. So then, 10.4.6 with tweaks to the installer and System libraries, is the bare minimum for this software suite. And 10.4.9 is the bare minimum with tweaks only applied to the installer. It's good to know, for anyone who for any reason may need to run an earlier version of QuickTime or OS and still use this software.

Your additional screenshot was removed, but is still on the server should you need to reference it elsewhere.
- And as it's likely a good candidate for use in a forum topic on CoreVideo, I've linked it into your post below.

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by SkyCapt - 2019, May 25 - 7:24pm

I confirm, iWork'09 3xApps do launch in OSX 10.4.6 minimum & QuickTime low as 7.0.0 & iWork updates do too ..., by tweaking their installers (BBEditing their Contents/*.dist files) to install them, and then introducing "CoreVideo framework" to make them operational. OSX 10.4.5/less didn't work.

iWork '09 relies on a multitude of its own shared libraries, so drag/copying the apps for trying to introduce them into other OSX partitions won't do. Must run out their installers.

Now iWork'09 can run on TIGER 10.4.8 the most reliable hardcore seriously stable version of OSX. It is issues like these, and Apple's dishonesty regarding How Stuff Works, that make 10.4.9+ be unattractive for serious business. CoreVideo IS a chunk of the OS. CoreVideo/updates to it never belonged tucked inside some QT pkgs to be their vehicle.


I posted new scrnshot, describing wth is corevideo [credit Singh]. It's NOT a library of basic video subroutines like the name implies. It's a very specific feedback loop from the GPU backwards to the "renderer" intent on stopping the rendering of animation frames which would end up looking not-smooth, in favor of devoting rendering power to well-timed frames which do end up looking Smooth.


CoreVideo feedback loop (click to view)

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by SkyCapt - 2019, May 25 - 6:18am

aha, err = CoreVideo.framework missing, CV didn't exist (officially) until Tiger 10.4.9 ... but I have a feeling CV was in development beginning with 10.4.4 and if you take /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreVideo.framework from 10.4.9+ copy it into any 10.4.4-10.4.8 (not necessary to repair permission nor to reboot!), there'll be operational CV and iWork could sail then in OSX 10.4.4+. I started an old CoreVideo forum topic here a long time ago. Tiger has 3 versions of CoreVideo (1.4.0 , 1.4.1 , 1.4.2 found within QuickTime installers QTv7.1.6 / 7.2 / 7.3+) and I use CV v1.4.1 because it seems to run faster than the others, faster than having no CoreVideo even - speed gain proportional to how powerful 'a GPU chip.

There are also an Update3 & Update4 & beyond, but less than ten yrs old atm. One of these 3/4 updates begins a new feature of letting Pages save/export to a particular standardized "eBook" format.

The iWork '09 apparent QT/CV 'requirement' maybe has to do with > expected use of (a contemporary) "iMovie" app to import 'content' into Keynote presentations. ?

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by MikeTomTom - 2019, May 25 - 1:39am

yeah, defeated installer's QT requirement.

The version of QT is not so important with iWork '09, as it turns out, rather, it's the OS version that is the deciding factor.

I investigated it's limitations further and found that it will not run on any Mac OS earlier than 10.4.9

As a bare minimum benchmark to begin with, I installed Mac OS X 10.4, which itself also installs QT v.7.0 - I then modified the iWork '09 installer to install to that OS and QT version, which it did quite happily. But the installed apps failed to run under 10.4. I then incrementally updated the OS in stages, testing iWork after each update. Console errors for each stage were like this one for 10.4.6:

Mac OS X Version 10.4.6 (Build 8I127)
2019-05-24 12:13:12 +1000
dyld: Library not loaded: /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreVideo.framework/Versions/A/CoreVideo
  Referenced from: /Library/Application Support/iWork '09/Frameworks/SFDrawables.framework/Versions/A/SFDrawables
  Reason: image not found
May 24 12:13:39 mac-g4 crashdump[145]: Pages crashed

It wasn't until after I progressively upgraded to 10.4.9, before it would run OK. I didn't update QuickTime from the 10.4 install, leaving it at version 7.0, and it seems to be fine with this.

Thanks for adding the updaters, their .dist files also need modification to get them to install on 10.4.9 and 10.5.x, after which the updated iWork apps run just as fine on 10.4.9 or newer.

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by SkyCapt - 2019, May 23 - 1:44am

yeah, defeated installer's QT requirement.
I edited (BBEdit) the file .mpkg/Contents/iWorkTrial.dist to cause "function hasOldQuickTime()" to "return false;"

After installing I followed the supplied steps for upgrading Trial (Demo mode) to "Never Registered" ...

All three iWork '09 apps appear to function on my Tiger OSX Server 10.4.11 PowerPC that uses QuickTime v7.1.6+SU (there is an official apple security update for QT7.1.6 in which the only thing it changes is "Java for QuickTime" - QT 7.1.6 performs kinda slowly, but, QT 7.1.6+SU is blazing fast).

Whatever features might be broken by way of not using QT7.5.5 those are going to be features i'm sure I could and/or couldn't care less about.

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by MikeTomTom - 2019, May 22 - 12:27am

I run with OSX 10.4.11 + SU_2009-005 (highest) but I stop at QuickTime 7.1.6+SU because it's got the fastest smoothest graphics & I'm primarily a gaming rig.

I think the installer script for iWork '09 could easily be modified to accommodate QT 7.1.6 and work just fine, too.

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by SkyCapt - 2019, May 21 - 7:13am

I run with OSX 10.4.11 + SU_2009-005 (highest) but I stop at QuickTime 7.1.6+SU because it's got the fastest smoothest graphics & I'm primarily a gaming rig. Safari v4.1.3 (highest) works with "low" QuickTime.

I used to regularly disable Altivec because there had been a sinister background load upon Altivec beyond 10.4.8/QT 7.1.5 but ... NOW I regularly have Altivec enabled since after redesignating my G4 PowerMac3,6 into a G5 PowerMac7,2 (and more than 2GB RAM) the unwanted bkgd vector load has disappeared.

Tho Apple DVD Player on me ATI R9600 remains better (effective "deinterlacing") when I reboot without Altivec - and I have reverted the Extension "ATIRadeon9700VADriver.bundle" to its OSX 10.4.6 level. Not to mention Kill the Extension "AudioIPCDriver.kext" cause all it does is disguise a graphics engine throttle having low settings.

Leopard can bite me. Smile

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by MikeTomTom - 2019, May 20 - 11:11pm 10.4.11 was the highest Tiger when 10.5.6 had been released. These requirements not so 'odd' since some similarly dated iLife apps have same requirements, like iDVD v7.0.4 needs 10.4.11 / 10.5.6 also

Interesting but, as with a tiny change made to the installer's script, this software will run quite happily on earlier OS's than it allows with a standard install. - I just had to test it out for myself in 10.5.4 Glasses

Not that I expect anyone running Tiger would want to run an earlier version than 10.4.11 - Or anyone running Leopard would want to run an earlier version than 10.5.8, given the opportunity. However, it is very doable.

Given that iWork '09 requires QuickTime 7.5.5 installed on the host machine before it will install, and the minimum OS for QT 7.5.5 is 10.4.9, I altered the install script to install to any Mac running 10.4.9 or later. It was simple and easy to do and I didn't hit any gotchas on the way.

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by 24bit - 2019, May 13 - 8:48am

As of macOS 10.14.3 it is still possible to run 32bit apps.
You will get a nag screen once to tell you about your uncertain future dooming. Smile


Sure Apple will phase out 32bit apps some day soon, but afaik Basilisk II and SheepShaver were already built for 64bit. Many other oldies will not receive that much love and care.

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by IIGS_User - 2019, May 12 - 7:06pm

This one:

I just found that the recent Keynote, Pages, Numbers and iMovie are free from the App Store for "Macs" running High Sierra or Mojave. Guess this will be a known fact already, though.

Yes, I see that. When the new macOS Mojave were published, opening Pages, Numbers, Keynote noted be about a new version available.

Same note was visible when High Sierra has been published, and I'm still running the macOS that was shipped with the computer (Sierra).

Need to imagine when switching to a newer macOS version that (hopefully) still supports 32-Bit applications *) , but I've tested with Parallels already.

*) Apps and games that not has been updated yet

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by SkyCapt - 2019, May 12 - 11:06am

Apple overhauled the CoreVideo.framework on the move from pre 10.5.6 to 10.5.6 and, Apple made corresponding changes to 10.4.11 its Security Upd and/or QuickTime (v7.5.0 min), as 10.4.11 was the highest Tiger when 10.5.6 had been released. These requirements not so 'odd' since some similarly dated iLife apps have same requirements, like iDVD v7.0.4 needs 10.4.11 / 10.5.6 also

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by MikeTomTom - 2019, May 11 - 11:25pm

Thanks, 24bit. I guess this may be helpful for anyone running earlier OS's than that.

— Myself, I still prefer ClarisWorks Wink

I find it odd that it will install and run on Tiger 10.4.11 and Leo 10.5.6 and later, but will refuse to install on an OS between those two.

It's also a bit "chatty", IIRC. Little Snitch may be useful for this one.

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by 24bit - 2019, May 11 - 11:25am

That was a nice work around for three very useful apps, Mike.

I just found that the recent Keynote, Pages, Numbers and iMovie are free from the App Store for "Macs" running High Sierra or Mojave. Guess this will be a known fact already, though. Smile