HT1338 Pages for my Imac. Can't open file.

Hello, I was wondering if anybody can help me with an issue I'm having with the Pages program. I am trying to openan existing file and when I click on the file I get an error message stating "You need a newer version of Pages to open this document".Not sure why this is doing this? I didn't have this problem before why would I need a newer version to open a file I have been using all along? I did an update also with no luck. Any help would be great.

Hey Dman1111!
I have an article here that can help you troubleshoot this issue:
Upgrade notification message when opening an iWork document
http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1060
Thanks for being a part of the Apple Support Communities!
Regards,
Braden

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