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appleworks file won't print in Snow Leopard

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  • Fred*M. Level 4 Level 4 (2,380 points)
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    Jan 11, 2011 10:38 PM (in response to glaucous)
    Glaucous-

    When you startup from the install disk, I don't think you can access the Applications Folder. The Disk Utility option is in one of the menus at the top of the screen, as best I can recall. Once selected, it works the same as the one in the Applications Folder.

    Did your computer come with a hardware test disk? It might be the same as the install disk but starting up with a different key combination. If so, give that a try as well.

    Fred
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  • Barbara Brundage Level 7 Level 7 (22,075 points)
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    Jan 12, 2011 2:11 PM (in response to Fred*M.)
    The Disk Utility option is in one of the menus at the top of the screen, as best I can recall.


    Yes, you start as though you're going to install OS X, by choosing a language, and then the next screen (where the main window onscreen shows the OS X installer) has a menubar at the top where you can choose Disk Utility. The main menu heading reads something like Utilities or Tools (I think the former).
    iMac C2D 2.16, iMac G5 2.1, flat panel imac 700, ibook G4 1G, Performa 6116CD, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Barbara Brundage Level 7 Level 7 (22,075 points)
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    Jan 18, 2011 7:15 AM (in response to glaucous)
    Never use the disk to install print drivers--those are almost always way too old. Go to HP's site and download the latest drivers.
    iMac C2D 2.16, iMac G5 2.1, flat panel imac 700, ibook G4 1G, Performa 6116CD, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • AllenETD Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
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    Jan 26, 2011 1:59 PM (in response to glaucous)
    It's about time for you to get iWork or Microsoft Office. AppleWorks is no longer a supported product, so every time you upgrade to a newer OS, there is less of a chance of it being able to work.
    MacBook (Late 2006, Black), Mac OS X (10.6.6), N/A
  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    Jan 30, 2011 2:35 PM (in response to AllenETD)
    You are funny.
    Read my signature to understand why some of us continue to use AppleWorks.

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) dimanche 30 janvier 2011 23:35:12
    To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • mpcombs Calculating status...
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    Mar 10, 2011 7:52 AM (in response to glaucous)
    I know I am late to the party, but I found the easiest solution to this problem is unfortunately an extra step. To print the file with the desired fonts, Select Preview in the print dialogue box. This will open your AW6 file in the Preview application, and you will then be able to print it normally from there. Why this works is beyond me.
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  • Marv Meyers Calculating status...
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    Jun 6, 2011 7:59 AM (in response to glaucous)

    Whelp . . . just got my new iMac i5 21.5" last week and low and behold SOME Appleworks files will not print.  In particular - envelopes in database.  Other database documents are fine.  I tried over and over and it DID print my logo once.  My printer is a HP 2300.  My hunch is supplied driver with the new 10.6.7 computer.  Has anybody resolved this issue?

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Jun 6, 2011 9:40 AM (in response to glaucous)

    If you used the Migration Assistant to move from the older iMac to the newer one, it will have moved your account with the preferences in your home library. AppleWorks doesn't handle this well. You need to delete the AppleWorks preferences & then use Disk Utility to repair permissions.

     

    24" 2.4GHz iMac; 15" MacBook Pro 2.4GHz; G5 2.3G Hz; 3GS iPhone; 3G iPad;, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 2GB iPod nano, 30GB 5G iPod, 17" G5 iMac, G4/700 iMac, PB 1400
  • Marv Meyers Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jun 6, 2011 1:38 PM (in response to Peggy)

    Peggy,

     

    I dumped the preferences, ran Disk Utility and restarted the computer and repaired permissions.  Just won't print any envelope database file.  Weird.  Everything works like it will print.  Just nothing appears on the envelope.

     

    Whatever it is, I will put my money on a easy solution - sooner or later . . .

     

    Marv

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Jun 6, 2011 3:27 PM (in response to Marv Meyers)

    I think the "easy" solution is to save your labels DB as ASCII text. This creates a tab-delimited file but you need to add the .txt extension, AppleWorks won't do it for you. Then import the .txt file into Address Book & print the labels.

     

    24" 2.4GHz iMac; 15" MacBook Pro 2.4GHz; G5 2.3G Hz; 3GS iPhone; 3G iPad;, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 2GB iPod nano, 30GB 5G iPod, 17" G5 iMac, G4/700 iMac, PB 1400
  • Marv Meyers Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jun 8, 2011 8:23 AM (in response to Peggy)

    Peggy,

     

    We're talking envelopes - database envelopes.  I haven't even tried to see if labels print.  I REALLY need my envelopes to print.  They print fine on the old iMac g5 running 10.4.11.

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Jun 8, 2011 9:14 AM (in response to Marv Meyers)

    Address Book can print to envelopes, too.

     

  • Marv Meyers Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jun 9, 2011 1:38 PM (in response to Peggy)

    My address names aren't in Address Book.  Something isn't right.  Can't tell if it's the computer, printer, software, drivers - who knows.  Everybody blames everybody else.  One database form printed fine until the 6th layout.  Never printing problem on the old G5.  EVERY other problem the iMac g5 had - I had!   

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