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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by scem0, Apr 21, 2003.
AppleWorks 6.2.7 :
i've been patiently waiting for apple to release the upgrade for a couple of weeks now. mac15 says that he's been using a 6.2.6 beta for a while and that it doesn't have any really noticible differences. it certainly will not be the iworks everyone is expecting, that would most likely constitute a new product, not a 0.0.2 bump in a current one.
Interestingly, Apple's AppleWorks page has been updated for 6.2.7, but no mention of a downloadable update...
 the tech specs page clearly shows that they are talking about 6.2.7 http://www.apple.com/appleworks/specs.html[/edit]
6.2.7 Hopes for a fix -- font display
One thing I've always HATED about Appleworks -- to the point that I used TextEdit to write anything, is how lousy it looks when I'm typing in word processor mode. (iBook 12").
The font's always look cruddy and difficult to read, no matter what size I make them in zoom or whether I turn aliasing on/off. Awful!
By comparison, typing this comment into my web-browser, TextEdit (anything else!), looks smooth and Mac Beautiful!
Gimme some proper font display in 6.2.7!!
This is true of MS Word as well
I have noticed this problem in MS Word as well. I wondder why that is. In office for Windows it looks like a printed sheet, but not in Office X. Does anyone know why that is?
Entourage seems great in terms of font smoothing or whatever you would call it, even Excel is good at it, but Word seems to suck. Do you think it is the choice and size of the default fonts?
appleworks 6.2.4 does not support quartz font smoothing. it does use it's own type of font smoothing which really doesn't do anything, it just adds a grey pixel here or there. hopefully 6.2.7 will use quartz smoothing so that it looks pretty (finder clippings and appleworks documents are the only things i use that still display ugly fonts; come on apple!).
i'm assuming that word uses the same kind of butchered quartz font smoothing that ie does which is somehow uglier and blurrier than other apps.
Well, I guess it's good and all that they actually updated Apple Works finally. However, I'm waiting for brand new version that will be as great as Keynote is to PowerPoint. I KNOW Apple has to be working on a great new version...although it may not be called Apple Works. BUT, when they do release it...I'll be there with my credit card in tow!! I do have MS Office X...but wanna rid myself of MS once and for all...and Office is the only thing holding me back.