Appleworks

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  1. oldmacuser77 macrumors newbie

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    I've upgraded from a Mac G4 10.4.11 to a Mini Mac El Capitan. Is there anything out there like Appleworks 5 or 6 that will work with El Capitan? Why Apple did away with Appleworks was crazy. That was the best app. of all. I need something like it. thanks
     
  2. Algus macrumors regular

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    OS X ships with iWorks now: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. All three are pretty solid. Is there something specific you need that those three don't cover?
     
  3. oldmacuser77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't see iworks on my hard drive. with appleworks I used to place different things on the drawing page, scale it, move it around where I wanted and then print it. would like to do the same with El Capitan
     
  4. Algus macrumors regular

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    EazyDraw is worth checking out and can open old AppleWorks files.

    Pages, Numbers, and KeyNote can all be downloaded from the App Store for free on your Mac. Just search for them.
     
  5. oldmacuser77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you I just bought it and think that it will do fine.
     
  6. OLDCODGER macrumors 6502a

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    You can also download Sheepshaver from E-Maculation and run Appleworks as is. Works great.
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    OP:

    Download "LibreOffice", version 5.

    It's free and has the ability to open a number of old AppleWorks files directly.

    Not all prior formatting may be the same, but the files "come across" quite well.

    As also mentioned above, iWork can open AWorks WP and SS files.
     
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    I found that LibreOffice liked to take over as the default application for all types of files it can handle. I deleted it after I got what I wanted from it.
     
  9. MichaelLAX macrumors 6502a

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    Appleworks 6.2.9 running in Snow Leopard Server installed into Parallels for use in El Capitan

    Installing Snow Leopard Server into Parallels for DUMMIES:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads...llels-7-in-lion.1365439/page-23#post-17285039

    Appleworks in SLS in El  Capitan.png
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  10. oldmacuser77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I bought that EasyDraw and would like to say "Don't Waste Your Money". It's 375 pages long ( wasted a lot of ink) and need a Collage degree to figure it out.
     
  11. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    OP:

    Could you tell us WHICH KIND of AppleWorks files you are trying to open?
    Are they word processing, database, graphics, spreadsheet?

    Have you tried LibreOffice, as I suggested above in reply #7 ??

    Could you post one of the files you can't open, and give others a crack at it?
     
  12. oldmacuser77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's hard for me to explain what I was doing. I could take snap shots say of different paragraphs place them in an Appleworks app how ever I wanted them and then print them for my own files. I tried to download that LibreOffice, but have been unsuccessful doing so. will try again. I've had a lot of people saying they would pay if it came back, as I would myself. Why can't someone bring it back and keep it as simple as it was?
     
  13. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    I agree that it was a really good application. If I recall correctly you could associate data easily between the different types of documents. I remember using the slick page layout feature.
     
  14. Fishrrman, Mar 3, 2017
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    Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    To download LibreOffice, go here:
    https://www.libreoffice.org/download/download/

    You want LibreOffice 5.3.0, the "Mac OS X x86_64" version (in the popup).

    Click download. If you get dumped to another (non-download) page, go back and try again.

    You wrote:
    "Why can't someone bring it back and keep it as simple as it was?"

    I agree. I liked it "the way it was".
    But sadly, it won't be coming back.
    One now has to find… other ways…
     

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