AppleWorks X
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AppleWorks 6.2.9 supports mice with scroll wheels and improves the performance and reliability of AppleWorks presentation and spreadsheet environments. AppleWorks 6.2.9 also offers improved printing and resolves issues using Web based templates and clip-art on networks using proxy servers.
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PPC, Mac OS X 10.1, AppleWorks 6.2.x (US version only).









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Ronl commented on 29 Jun 2011
Looks like iWorks is the only way to convert all of my old AppleWorks documents for Lion.

Anyone know of any other alternatives?

Can't convert to Office documents.
[Version 6.2.9]


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Poikkeus reviewed on 14 Dec 2010
Appleworks may be a little dated, but this workhorse can still carry out a variety of tasks relatively easily. In comparison with Pages, which isn't exactly user-friendly, Appleworks word processing is simple and direct, and the whole suite of operations work with one another relatively harmoniously. Simple spreadsheets are easy to author and edit. I actually use this more than the iWork combo.
[Version 6.2.9]


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Andrej commented on 30 Apr 2009
The download link leads to a 404 error page.
[Version 6.2.9]

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misha replied on 01 May 2009
Fixed! Thanks!
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jmccloud commented on 22 Jun 2007
I still grieve the death of AppleWorks. iWork/Pages is not an adequate replacement. Also Pages fails the Mum test. My Mum finds it baffling and unusable but she had no problem with AppleWorks and has no problem with MS Office.
[Version 6.2.9]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Feb 2004
Updated just fine on my Pismo 500 with 1 gig of ram system 10.3
I first updated the system 10 version and then the system 9 vesrion on a different partion on the Power Book drive. Apple works is the only app in the system 9 partion.
It's the program of choice, I really wish Apple would make it more powerfull as I hate even having Office on my Computer, but there are some cases where only MS will open a certain document. Appleworks will do about 80% of what needs to be done. For Data Base I like Filemaker and wish Apple had not split his off.
If your having problems with the updater not finding Appleworks make sure you downloaded the US Canadian Version not the English International version a easy late night mistake. Again the beauty of Appleworks I messed uo, it uninstalled the English International version. I reloaded my original disk and got the right updater and everything just worked.
[Version 6.2.9]

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DrAdrienYouell replied on 25 Mar 2004
Opening dotDoc WORDs, Geoff,
Have you tried Nisus Writer Express, a Cocoa app ? Nisus open all those darned dotDoc attachments, I even forget I am in Word - I'm not, I'm in NWEx.

We cannot get the v.629 AppleWorks in England, not so sad - NWEx is streets ahead in Panther.
Pity about my old ApplewWorks files.
Adrien
ps Outside-USA suffers again. I did write to Apple Feedback. Why USA only?
pps I really must tell David Pogue ;-)
Adrien x
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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Jan 2004
Please help. I download the update file onto my desktop. Then I double click on the file. The file decompresses to: AppleWorks6.2.9Updater.smi. Then I double click on that and nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for your help!
[Version 6.2.9]

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Racketa replied on 20 Jan 2004
I have the same problem! I can't find any solution to this one. Let me know if you come up with a solution.
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Anonymous commented on 23 Jan 2004
I had the same problem, but finally got it to work by putting the .smi file into the "Startup Items" folder in the "System Folder" (the one for Classic). Then I restarted Classic using the Classic System Preference (System Preferences >Classic>Start/Stop>Restart). After OS 9 started, the installer opened with the license window and everything proceeded smoothly from there. OS is 10.3.2.
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Rschafer commented on 17 Jan 2004
Has anyone had a problem with the download. I have tried twice and the download hangs while displaying the message: "Displaying software license agreement." I am using 10.3.2.
[Version 6.2.9]

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Anonymous commented on 17 Jan 2004
run Permissions Repair in Disk Utility, and then maybe run RebuildDesktopX as well.

can't hurt, and both will likely help.
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Brian45 commented on 15 Jan 2004
I think this program will really hit its stride and potential when it gets integrated with Apple's Mail and iCal.

Brian
[Version 6.2.9]


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JimW reviewed on 15 Jan 2004
This is Apple's "sleeper" product. It simply never seems to get the recognition it deserves. It can import in some fashion about 80% of what you have and export equally, if you know what you are doing. It is great value for the money and is one of the few products to have run a Microsoft product off the "store shelves" - Microsoft Works. For word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, publishing, and graphics needs, it will fulfill the real needs of most non-professional users and about half of the needs of the professional users. Where it does fill such needs it makes the purchase of expensive programs such as Office, Photoshop, Filemaker, Quark, unnecessary. If I had a bare bones budget for computers, I could probably get by with just an Emac and AppleWorks and do word processing, email, spreadsheets, drawing, painting, presentations, browsing, desktop publishing, databases, newsletters, taxes, bookkeeping etc. Another-words, I could run an entire business with just that one computer and that single program.

Does it have limitations - most certainly. It is not as full featured as its more expensive cousins. Its database is flat file only, limited in size by memory and not easily scriptable. It does not support plugins for graphics. It is not always easy to move data between Appleworks and some of the other popular, more expensive products.

Nevertheless it can be an inexpensive simple elegant solution for a multitude of tasks and and ideal resource for those with a limited budget, limited time to learn complex products, or both.

I always keep it around and it has bailed me out of many a difficult situation where I did not have the correct tool or nothing else has worked.
[Version 6.2.9]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Jan 2004
I have an error on installation that I don't have sufficient privileges to create a folder, even after repairing permissions.
Anyone else with that problem?
[Version 6.2.9]

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Anonymous commented on 16 Jan 2004
Yes, the same thing happened to me. However, after rebuilding permissions it installed without a problem.
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Ahartley rated on 07 Mar 2011

[Version 6.2.9]


Downloads:32,952
Version Downloads:10,146
Type:Business : Word Processing
License:Updater
Date:15 Jan 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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AppleWorks 6.2.9 supports mice with scroll wheels and improves the performance and reliability of AppleWorks presentation and spreadsheet environments. AppleWorks 6.2.9 also offers improved printing and resolves issues using Web based templates and clip-art on networks using proxy servers.


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