Appleworks problem

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by samread, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. samread macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2004
    Joined: Mar 2004
    Location: UK

    iMac OS X 10.3.2

    I have Appleworks 6.2.4 as supplied with my iMac G4 last year. Although it operates in the Classic environment whilst I have OS 10.3.2 there have been no great problems until a few days ago (after I updated to Panther.)
    Now, when I click the "close" button to close a file and the "save" button to save changes I find that next time I want to open the file I get a message reading "This document was not closed properly and some of your changes weren't saved. Do you want to recover these changes or discard them?" I can only avoid this by saving the document before attempting to close it.
    There is also a noticeable delay with the coloured ball spinning before some actions can be completed like scrolling to the bottom of a document, selecting text, even adding new text.

    I wanted to update to Appleworks 6.2.8 or 9 but once more I cannot proceed because I get a message saying the updater can't find a US version of Appleworks 6. I live in the UK but was not aware that my Appleworks was any different from any other.

    Can anyone be so kind as to help with advice?
  2. HexMonkey Administrator


    Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    New Zealand
    Yes, there are different versions of AppleWorks for different areas. You must download updates from the Apple UK site or Apple Australia. The Apple UK AppleWorks update page is at

    You say that you AppleWorks runs in the Classic environment. AppleWorks should fun natively in OS X, especially the version that came with your computer last year.
  3. adamjay macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2004
    if it came on your computer pre-installed in Classic... then (if you have the disk) you need to uninstall it from Classic to be able to install it natively in OSX.

    try this and you may have more luck updating.
  4. samread thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2004

    Thanks for your help. Now have Appleworks 6.2.9 OK.
  5. samread thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2004

    Thanks a lot for your help.

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