Does anyone have an extra copy of appleworks, or one that I could borrow? I just got a new (well refurbished) Ibook G4, and I really need this software. If anyone can help me out, that would be amazing!
Why does AppleWorks load up so slowly the first time I launch it (perhaps 30-45 seconds)? I don't recall this behavior in Panther (10.3.9 and previous). I'm running an iBook G4 1GHz with 640MB RAM. Subsequent launches are very quick (under 5 seconds). Ideas?
does anyone know where i can download a font for a mac that looks like the red sox font on their logo/uniforms?
Sun, Jan. 16th, 2005, 07:36 pm
From everything I've read so far, it seems that Pages might not be as full featured, in some respects, as Appleworks, and would still be able to take source files from both Word and Appleworks. I know it probably won't be until people get their hands on Pages after the 22nd when anyone can really make some very good assessments, but has anyone else read things to clarify or support this view, or otherwise?Galt MacDermot, Geromi Ragni & James Rado : Hair - Original Soundtrack Recording : Frank Mills
Past Post Revisited...
Big problems saving in AppleWorks - beware
This only affected me this week, but after a bit of investigation it seems it's quite a widespread problem.
Here is a summary of the problem.
See also someone else who had the same problem and this discussion (in which someone helpfully suggests - as far as I can see - that it's the fault of the users)
General message from all the threads: If you use AppleWorks, don't rely on straightforward saves. Do "Save As", however annoying it is. And turn off "auto-save" and "recent items" within AppleWorks, as apparently they are known to be broken and problem-causing. (Yes, it was news to me, too.)
And then hope Apple gets their act together and fixes this!
OK... let me say here that I've never experienced this problem myself. But this may be because of the way I save and backup my appleworks files.
First of all I DON'T use any kind of auto-save or backup methods. I find that OS X's finder makes it all so easy to do this without that stuff.
Let me outline my method, but first, let me emphasize that I use appleworks at intervals requiring backups daily, weekly and monthly of word-processing, database and spreadsheet files.
A. Before I commence using any appleworks file, I open the file(s) intended to be updated from a finder pane... not from the appleworks application itself. (this is done automatically if you double-click on the file, or sometimes, using control+click and selecting "open with" on the file to create a hidden alias to appleworks if appleworks doesn't recognize it for some reason)
B. Nevertheless, in my case, I have three finder panes open.
1. one pane showing the folder that contains the file(s) to update on the computers hard drive.
2. another pane showing my synchronizing drive used to synchronize my iBook and iMac together (one of those usb-keybob thingys). I keep this sorted by time-order in list view.
3. the last pane showing my backup disk (in this case an iomega external drive) where I keep all my backup's. I should say that this backup disk is an exact duplicate of the special folder, and all it's sub-folders, that's located in my documents folder on the iMac's and iBook's hard-drives. I keep this formatted in column view so it will look exactly like the special folder's parents in both the iMac and iBook.
C. I backup the file immediately after updating to both the synchronizing pane and the backup pane by mouse-dragging it. I do this before proceeding to the next file. In OS X, it's a simple matter to click on the finder's desktop icon to bring up all three panes up at the same time to do this.
D. If there is another file to work with, then simply double click on the next file if it's in the same folder. If you must proceed to another folder, then do so in both the hard-drive pane and the backup-disk panes. The list view synchronizing pane doesn't require this, because it doesn't have subfolders.
WoW!... that's Damned complicated!... you might say. No, it's not really once you get it set up. The advantages of this method is that it forces you into the good habit of keeping you backup files current; or in the case of two computers, synchronized with backups.
I'm not saying you should do it exactly as I do... only some variation that works best with you.
In my case, I end up with 5-copies of each important data file I must update regularly... one in each computer, one in date-order on my synchronizing drive, and last but not least, one in my backup disk in it's proper sub-folder that reflects exactly the hard-drive folder in each computer.
I guess you might say that I wear a belt, and suspenders, just to make sure... and also, that the best backup for a computer is another computer with the same files on it !! Bulletproof? Well maybe not, but damn close to it.
btw... I might mention that much of this data goes way back... as far as the mid-1970's in some cases. So, you might say that this method has stood the test of time through various incarnations, starting with the old Sinclair computers, then to the Radio Shack proprietary systems, then DOS, then Windows 3.1x, 98 and 98se using MSWorks... and finially into the beautiful world of the Mac and AppleWorks-6.
MackLinkPlus by DataVis translated all my MSWorks files over to AppleWorks without a hitch when I made the switch.
Hi, I'm Bebe. I'm new to this community! ^__^
I love making LJ icons and stuff with AppleWorks, but I was wondering if anyone knew any websites that had really good Paint tutorials, like effects and stuff?
Thank you! ^___^
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Question, everytime i open a new word processing doc in appleworks the pae is always landscape and i have to change it to portrait. Is their a way i can fix this??