AppleWorks Text Sucks

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by oldschool, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. oldschool macrumors 65816

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    Why does the text in appleworks look so bad? It seems to not be smoothed at all (even with font smoothing on in the appleworks preferences), while TextEdit looks beautiful. I'm comparing Helvetica 12pt to Helvetica 12pt in both...why the difference?
     
  2. Maclarny macrumors 6502

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    Appleworks is a pretty old application and probably not optimized for OSX's text smoothing. Miscrosoft Word is definately the best word processing app out there.
     
  3. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    I think the newest version 6.2.9 uses anti-aliasing.
     
  4. oldschool thread starter macrumors 65816

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  5. HexMonkey Administrator

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    AppleWorks definately does use antialiasing, but it is not the same type as TextEdit. I suspect that, as Maclarny said, it is not optimised for Mac OS X.
     
  6. oldschool thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well i did some searching and I found a preference pane that makes all carbon applications use OS X's antialiasing and font smoothing...appleworks looks like textedit now.

    Silk
     
  7. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    AppleWorks is a piece of junk any way you slice it. Extremely unstable.
     
  8. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    I use Openoffice.org, the free suite. On the PC it's much better because it runs natively in windows whereas this one has to go through X11. It's really not bad at all though. All the features are still here, and it's a rock stable word processor. Text doesn't look so nice though...
    -Kevin
     
  9. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It is?

    I'm only annoyed by one thing lately and that's the way it handles Japanese since Mac OS X. It just won't display the whole character and of course, it prints it exactly as you see it.
     
  10. Mord macrumors G4

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    appleworks has never crashed on me it's stablke fast and usefull I prefer the simple interfase to word anyday

    come on do you really need all that complecated crap?
     
  11. janey macrumors 603

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    Re: AppleWorks Text Sucks

    ya know its called antialiasing :)

    Anyway, AppleWorks is not a cocoa app. TextEdit is. They do it differently, yeah I was gonna suggest you use Silk...

    AppleWorks is great I guess... v7 is probably going to be killer...but I guess I can make do with TextEdit and Keynote until then :)
     
  12. oldschool thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Re: Re: AppleWorks Text Sucks

    What's text smoothing then? Or was i just making up words?
     

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