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Johnboy
Apr 14, 2003, 03:28 PM
I was looking at the Apple store web site ( education area ) and found this new Appleworks picture. It says it is version 6.2.7 Anybody seen this before? Perhaps the box for an upcoming new version.
http://store.apple.com/1-800-780-5009/WebObjects/EducationIndividual.woa/70601/wo/W719fYLujKxl2sMvYHT1FthhJyH/3.4.0.3.27.10.11.0.13.0

Freg3000
Apr 14, 2003, 03:41 PM
It is version 6.2.7. It came with a new box. It's really strange if you ask me. Version 6.2.7 isn't even available as a downloadable update.

MrMacMan
Apr 14, 2003, 03:59 PM
Gotta love apples people jumping the gun... ;)

NavyIntel007
Apr 14, 2003, 07:08 PM
I asked the Genius at the Apple Store in miami. He wasn't even aware that they updated it. Looks like it's just cosmetic.

celaurie
Apr 15, 2003, 09:49 AM
Interesting that there should be another AppleWorks update, considering the rumours of an <B>iWorks</B> later in the year. Why go to all the cost and hassle of designing and making new boxes for a minor software update?

Just wanted to get that off my chest! :p

Chris, the cost conscious

mcrowley
Apr 15, 2003, 01:41 PM
I have verified that the Apple education store does in fact have AppleWorks 6.2.7 posted for purchase with the same photo as seen before in this thread

MacBandit
Apr 15, 2003, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by celaurie
Interesting that there should be another AppleWorks update, considering the rumours of an <B>iWorks</B> later in the year. Why go to all the cost and hassle of designing and making new boxes for a minor software update?

Just wanted to get that off my chest! :p

Chris, the cost conscious

I would imagine any works set that they come out with will be based in some part on the current Apple Works. Therefore they will probably continue doing bug patches on it until they release a completely new version.

G4scott
Apr 15, 2003, 02:25 PM
This box looks like something from the Post-Jaguar era. I didn't know they even had an update out...

achmafooma
Apr 16, 2003, 12:21 PM
Considering the current version is 6.2.4, it's interesting that it's labeled as 6.2.7. That skips 6.2.5 and 6.2.6.

Who knows... I just hope that it comes with the OS X standard "check spelling as you type". If they add that, I'll be a much happier AppleWorks user.

That's about the only feature that I miss in using AppleWorks instead of Word (or OpenOffice) as my word processor.

Maybe the 6.2.7 version will feel like an Aqua application. While I'm not picky about appearances, AppleWorks does look and feel very "classicy" even when running in OS X.

ymerej123
Apr 22, 2003, 11:15 AM
Here is a good link on the subject from eWeek. http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,3959,1036307,00.asp

I was confused myself and apparently tomorrow (wed.) Apple will post the downloadable update to version 6.2.4. It is odd, thought, that they would create an entirely new package for such a minor update, maybe a fortaste of the long-awaited Documents program (Word-alternative similar to the Keynote PowerPoint-alternative).

-jeremy