AppleWorks6 and Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Elleswood285, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. Elleswood285 macrumors newbie

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    Must I lose use of AppleWorks6 now on my SnowLeopard, when I move to Lion or MountainLion? I've hundreds of created files and I simply can't imagine not having them or my writing is all over. Can anyone tell me what to do?
     
  2. sracer macrumors 603

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    Unfortunately, the answer is: yes you will lose AppleWorks6 if you move beyond Snow Leopard. :( For whatever comfort there is, you aren't alone.

    I recommend looking at the latest version of LibreOffice (the free open-source Office product suite). It has support for importing AppleWorks/ClarisWorks files. I don't know if it will run on Snow Leopard, but give it a try.

    I have AppleWorks and ClarisWorks for Windows that I run in a virtual machine on my iMac when I need to work on a file (rather than just import it). That might be an option... But it would require Oracle's free VM VirtualBox, a copy of Windows, and a copy of AppleWorks/ClarisWorks for Windows.
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Good tips from sracer there. Check to see if LibreOffice can import the files to your satisfaction. You didn't say what type of files you've been working with and I think that might make a difference.

    The demise of AppleWorks was problematic for many. You may want to start exporting your files to a current format.
     
  4. MichaelLAX macrumors 6502a

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    Fortunately the answer is NO!

    Here is a post I recently assembled for a similar question

    Appleworks 6 running in Snow Leopard Server installed into Parallels for use on Modern Macs (click on image to enlarge)

    In the interim, study these two excellent articles:

    Abandoning Appleworks, by Roger Wilnut

    Appleworks for the Modern Day, a Migration Tip by a brody

    Also: Installing Snow Leopard Server into Parallels for DUMMIES:
     

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  5. skwoodwiva macrumors newbie

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    I swaped a SL partition for the recovery partition.
     

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