AppleWorks 6 for Windoze...anyone got it?

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  1. carboncocoa macrumors member

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    Does anyone know where I can get my hands on a copy of AppleWorks 6 for windoze? I have v5, but it's just not cutting it for me (or the people I give it to) anymore.

    I cannot order it from the Apple Education store because I am not a teacher, and I am not American.

    I called Apple and they told me the same thing (I have to be an American teacher.)

    Any help would be appreciated.

    AppleWorks for Education - the only one with a Hybrid (Mac/win) CD
     
  2. Eckslusive macrumors 6502

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    What?! I never knew there was a Appleworks for Windows....why dont you just Office then?!
     
  3. carboncocoa thread starter macrumors member

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    Because Office is horrible.
    Anyone with helpful feedback?
     
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    i honestly never knew that you could have appleworks for windows. i never heard of such a thing.
     
  6. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Even ClarisWorks 4 and 5 (AppleWorks 5) were available for Winducks.

    There is another thread on this topic:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=22995
     
  7. carboncocoa thread starter macrumors member

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    because it's NOT AVAILABLE ON EBAY OR A STORE!!

    I don't understand what people don't understand about this. Reply if you have some USEFUL information for me on how to obtain a copy or something else that's constructive and not another "you're an idiot"-toned reply.

    Thanks :p
     
  8. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    YES, this has been discussed before and there is Appleworks for Windows and it works pretty dang good too! I have used it. It is pretty much exactly like the Mac version, close enough it will trick you into thinking you are running a Mac while you are using it.

    http://www.apple.com/education/k12/products/appleworks/

    I would say you would probably need a friend that is a teacher or a student to get it through, that would be about the only way to get your hands on it. I am a teacher and at my college in the education department we used it on Windows.
     
  9. Eckslusive macrumors 6502

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    Take a chill pill

    Oh I'm sorry your highness
    You think your crown is on tight enough?!

    and btw, no one is giving you "you're an idiot"-toned replies...its called sarcasism...and if you can't take it, then too bad.

    And the "useful" information that you want, you already have it:

    For someone whose asking for help, you're pretty rude.
     
  10. carboncocoa thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm sorry that you misinterpret me as rude, but I admire your voicing your opinion. I would have done the same.

    So...back on topic...
     
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  12. carboncocoa thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for the suggestion, but as you can see, OpenOffice is very similar to M$ Office, and it's all that complication that I'm trying to stay away from. AppleWorks (6) is the perfect app for what my friends, family and I want and need.

    I've always admired Apple-designed software.


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    Look! It's an Apple logo!.....sort of.... :p
    And when I say "sort of," I mean "not at all!"
     
  13. richard5mith macrumors regular

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    Appleworks is a shocking bit of software. I have v6 here on the Mac and it's terrrible.

    Of course, Office is horrible too, but both applications let you type text and print it so who the hell cares.
     
  14. skymaXimus macrumors regular

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    Just buy a Mac...
     
  15. yzedf macrumors 65816

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    Ahem...

    As you can see, AppleWorks is very similar to M$ Office.... blah blah blah.

    As you can see, Apple had nothing to do with AppleWorks aside from a name change:

    http://modena.intergate.ca/personal/gslj/cwhistory.html

    But you knew that, right? :rolleyes:
     
  16. carboncocoa thread starter macrumors member

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    First of all, I have a Mac, I will only get Macs from now on, and I recommend Macs to everyone I know.

    Secondly, yes, I know Claris is the original maker of AppleWorks, and I also know that Claris was a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple.

    But you knew that, right?

    So technically, because it was orignally created by Claris, AppleWorks was and IS designed by Apple, and Apple itself designed the new additions to AppleWorks 6.

    Just to clarify my statment about admiring Apple-Designed software, this includes software that follows the Apple Human Interface Guidelines; and Claris did that.
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    And just for the record, I've known about that Claris/AppleWorks History site forever.
     
  17. aafuss1 macrumors 68000

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    Its previous form-solds as Clarisworks came with PC Authority in 1998 (version 4.0). Also it AW 16 win may be available to US educational staff only-so overseas users out of the question.
     
  18. carboncocoa thread starter macrumors member

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    Gosh darnit! You're absolutely right! Who am I to ask for relevent information on the topic about which I started a thread? And silly me! I had my answer all along. I have to be an American teacher.

    I guess I'll just study to be a teacher and move to the US.

    Thanks for all your help. :)
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    P.S. For someone who doesn't know what sarcasm is, I sure use it pretty well!
     

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