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Tom Kirkman Level 3 Level 3 (800 points)
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Mar 27, 2012 10:40 AM

After succesfully using AW (6.2.9) for years, it suddenly quit and crashes each time I try to reopen it.

 

I trashed it. Then tried to reinstall it from the original CD. The installer quits and crashes each time I attempt to run it.

 

Nothing on my computer has changed (10.6.8) recently.

 

I do not understand why Appleworks suddenly went haywire, even the copy on the CD. Any ideas? Thanks.

2009 iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Mar 27, 2012 4:28 PM (in response to Tom Kirkman)

    Reinstalling will rarely fix problems. When an application stops working as it should, it's likely due to corrupt preferences. You can use the reset function of Dale Gillard's Sidekick.

     

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  • edsnell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 27, 2012 7:47 PM (in response to Tom Kirkman)

    I have the same problem with pages and numbers. In addition I have the same problem with excel and word! I have tried deleting preferances with no luck.

     

    All programs work in another user on the same computer.

     

    The problem is also dicussed without a solution on the microsoft support site.

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,725 points)
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    Mar 27, 2012 10:02 PM (in response to edsnell)

    edsnell - if you have problems with pages and numbers post in the corresponding forums.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,940 points)
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    Mar 28, 2012 12:00 AM (in response to Tom Kirkman)

    Tom: run the cleanup script anyway. Trashing Appleworks didn't trash the preferences, which might be the cause of your problem.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,940 points)
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    Mar 28, 2012 8:19 AM (in response to Tom Kirkman)

    I can't see any reason why the installer shouldn't run on Snow Leopard, though I've never tried it - certainly my AW runs OK - except that I seem to remember that there was an oddity about the installer in one version, possibly though AW is PPC the installer may have been Classic (in which case you're stuffed).

     

    I'm afraid I have to tell you that nothing will open AppleWorks databases - you can only migrate them by exporting as ASCII text from AppleWorks.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,940 points)
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    Mar 28, 2012 9:10 AM (in response to Tom Kirkman)

    The thing about mailing lists is you need to make sure it can print your envelopes properly. I'm not sure whether Bento can do this - it's the easiest to use, and the cheapest, option, but it's also very limited. It does integrate well with Address Book. There's a free trial available.

     

    The other main option is FileMaker Pro but it's expensive, very powerful and has a steep learning curve (though in many ways it's like the AW database). It's really overkill for what you want.

  • Wippitwalker Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Apr 1, 2012 4:35 PM (in response to Tom Kirkman)

    I have the same problem. Is there no way to re-install AW on Snow Leopard? I have several Paint pages that I need access to because even if I transferred all my WP documents to Pages I will not be able to edit them using the Paint illustrations that I integrate into them, neither will I be able to write new ones.

     

    I have not updated anything on my Mac because I dIdn't want to lose AW & its ease of integrating documents -AW just quit unexpectedly.

  • George3hb Calculating status...
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    Apr 14, 2012 6:57 PM (in response to Tom Kirkman)

    A suggestion for mailing lists:

    I have used Panorama, from Provue.com. It runs in RAM and is faster than any printer I've ever seen. I sorts in the blink of an eye.

    Should be great for a small mailing list like yours. I had a 30,000 address database with ten contacts per address, and it was solid and very reliable and fast. Check it out. Good demos on the website. Although I have not used it in over thirteen years, it appears to be as good as ever.

     

    George.

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,725 points)
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    Apr 15, 2012 12:17 AM (in response to George3hb)

    Can it add a AW database?

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