You might have two different versions of Pages after upgrading to El Capitan. A document created with the new Pages 5 cannot be opened with the older Pages app, and you will get the error message, “missing index.xml file.”
I did a little research on the problem with the missing index.xml file. Here’s what I found at this website (I have modified the text somewhat here):
You may have 2 versions of Pages on your Mac.
Pages 5 is in your Applications folder.
Pages '09/'08 is in your Applications/iWork folder.
You have the option to open different versions of Pages depending on what you want to accomplish.
Pages '09/'08 cannot open Pages 5 documents, and you will get the warning that you need a newer version.
Pages 5/5.01 cannot open Pages 5.1 documents, and you will get the warning that you need a newer version.
Pages 5.1 sometimes cannot open its own document, and you will get the warning that you need a newer version.
Pages 5 can open Pages '09 documents but may damage/alter them. It cannot open Pages ’08 documents at all. (I believe this has been fixed in the latest Pages version.)
Once opened and saved in Pages 5, the Pages '09 documents cannot be opened in Pages '09.
Anything that is saved to iCloud is also converted to Pages 5 documents.
All Pages documents, no matter what version and incompatibility, have the same extension pages making it impossible to tell which version of Pages to use with what document. Trial and error is the only way.
Pages 5 documents are now only compatible with themselves on a very restricted combination of hardware, software and Operating Systems and will not transfer correctly to any server other than iCloud.
Note: Apple has removed over 100 features from Pages 5 and added many bugs.
OPTION: To use the older Pages app with the newer Pages 5 document, you must export the Pages 5 document (using Pages 5) as Pages ’09 or Word .docx. If you don’t want to use Pages 5, then archive/trash Pages 5 and all the new Pages documents after converting them for use with the older Pages.
It may be advantageous to have both versions since the older version has more features. You will still need the newer version for those files that require it. You may want to create a separate folder for the documents of each Pages version to help reduce confusion. If you do keep both versions, try renaming the older version so it doesn't automatically get opened when you open a Pages 5 document. This means you will have to right click on an older version of a Pages document and select the proper Pages app to open it.
It should be noted that any Pages document that has the extension .cwk can be opened with Pages '09 but not with Pages 5. If you then simply "Save" the document while opened with Pages '09, it be saved as a new document with the .pages extension and that new document can now be opened with Pages 5.
John R Carter Sr