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Using Apple Works with Leopard

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lolomeme Calculating status...
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I have installed Appleworks on my new iMac 20 inch, but everytime I try to open the program, it quits! Does anyone know what the problem might be? I'm 71 yrs old, and completely frustrated by this. I have used Apple Works for years. Help!
iMac INTEL 2.66 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    May 16, 2009 7:55 AM (in response to lolomeme)
    Welcome to Apple Discussions

    After installing AppleWorks or almost any other program or update, you need to use Disk Utility to repair permissions.

    Also, check to see if a unicode keyboard layout is selected. AppleWorks can't use unicode. See this user tip for more information.

    24" 2.4GHz iMac; 15" unibody MacBook Pro 2.4GHz; G5 2.3GHz; 3G iPhone; TV, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 2GB iPod nano, 30GB 5G iPod, 17" G5 iMac, G4/700 iMac, PB 1400, Apple IIgs
  • Linda Lebel Calculating status...
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    Jul 28, 2009 10:34 PM (in response to Peggy)
    Help! I have documents in AppleWorks that won't open in Leopard. I already bought Pages. Is there anyway I can open my old documents? I was told not to install AppleWorks on my MacBook. HELP PLEASE!
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,725 points)
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    Jul 28, 2009 10:53 PM (in response to Linda Lebel)
    Linda you can install AppleWorks on you MacBook and Leopard. You need to upgrade it to AW 6.2.9.
    I have it on my MBP and it works fine.

    IWork and Pages can't open all types of AWfiles. Peggy will know this better than I do.
    MBP 15", Mac OS X (10.5.7), 4 GB DRAM
  • Linda Lebel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 29, 2009 6:05 AM (in response to fruhulda)
    Thank you for answering me!!
    iBook G4
  • Linda Lebel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 29, 2009 6:14 AM (in response to Linda Lebel)
    Oh man! Now I can't find my AppleWorks cd-rom. I think I might have discarded it when the Apple Expert told me I couldn't use it. AUGH!!!
    iBook G4
  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Jul 29, 2009 8:39 AM (in response to Linda Lebel)
    If you can't find your AppleWorks 6 install disk you have a couple of options. If you have a backup of the whole AppleWorks 6 folder (the application & its supporting folders), you can copy that whole folder to Applications on your new Mac. Otherwise, you'll need to buy a copy of AppleWorks 6. You could try eBay and do a search for "AppleWorks" or "Apple Works" (some people put a "space" in the name). Hardcore Mac sells AppleWorks 6.2.4. You want to get at least AppleWorks 6.2 in install in OS X.

    AppleWorks 6.2.9 (the current version) can't open all ClarisWorks 4 or earlier files. It gives an I/O error. There doesn't appear to be a way to predict which files will cause problems. I've had it happen & not happen with all AppleWorks file types. So if you have any ClarisWorks 4 or earlier files you might need to open, you'll want to install AppleWorks 6.2.4. 6.2.7 will work but it was very, very buggy!

    The iWork applications - Keynote, Pages & Numbers - can only open AppleWorks 6 presentation, word processing & spreadsheet documents, respectively. They will not open any other type of AppleWorks 6 files or any AppleWorks 5 or any version of ClarisWorks files. The third-party application, EasyDraw, can open AppleWorks draw documents. There is nothing other than AppleWorks that can open paint or database documents.

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  • Dennis Hesselbarth Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 3, 2009 2:43 PM (in response to lolomeme)
    I just installed Appleworks on a new 24" iMac running 10.5.7. I can open any existing appleworks file, though it says the file is locked and it opens a copy. Everything works fine. I can open new files, edit, save, print.

    Interestingly, though, when I try to launch the Appleworks program directly, it crashes. "EXEBADACCESS" Who knows why. Repairing permissions, trashing pref. files, etc. hasn't solved the issue. Not sure how to solve this.
    IMac 2.66 Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • susan weiss1 Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2009 5:14 PM (in response to Dennis Hesselbarth)
    I am seeing the same result. I can open the files that I have written in appleworks but I can not open the program from the beginning. At least I am not alone.
    Susan
  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    Aug 3, 2009 9:30 PM (in response to Dennis Hesselbarth)
    Hi Dennis,

    What method did you use to install the file?

    Did you repair permissions after the install?

    Did you delete the preferences files after AW crashed?

    Regards,
    Barry
  • Cloyd G Calculating status...
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    Aug 8, 2009 8:21 PM (in response to Peggy)
    I have Appleworks 6.2.9 on my iMac PowerPC G5. i just bought an iMac 20 inch 2.66 GHz intel Core 2 Duo with 10.5.8. I was aghast to learn that iWork will not open my Appleworks database documents. How can I transfer my existing Appleworks intact to my new iMac? Can I back the application up in case things don't go well?

    I don't have an Appleworks 6 disc; I think I downloaded the update to 6.2.9. I do have the disc for Appleworks 5.
    iMac PowerPC G5 2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Aug 8, 2009 10:01 PM (in response to Cloyd G)
    AppleWorks 5 will do you no good with an Intel Mac or any Mac running Leopard. It requires Classic & those Macs don't support Classic. There is no upgrade/update from AppleWorks 5 to 6, it is a completely separate program & purchase.

    You can copy the whole AppleWorks 6 folder from Applications on one Mac to another. The best way is to burn it to a CD so that you will have a backup if ever needed. Do not transfer any of the AppleWorks preferences except the Button Bar preferences (if you customized the Button Bar). The folder must contain the AppleWorks 6.app & the supporting folders. To keep within the Apple user license you need to delete the copy from the old Mac after installing it on the new one.

    24" 2.4GHz iMac; 15" unibody MacBook Pro 2.4GHz; G5 2.3GHz; 3G iPhone; TV, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2GB iPod nano, 30GB 5G iPod, 17" G5 iMac, G4/700 iMac, PB 1400, Apple IIgs

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