Help! AppleWorks keeps 'locking up' for 10secs - 3 mins

Jayb

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 26, 2007
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First time forum user, hoping someone can advise me why my AppleWorks prog constantly takes a few commands or lines of typing then seems to seize up and will not respond to the keyboard. This happens for anything between 10 secs and 3 mins or so. Sometimes it just slows down to a crawl, only acknowledging one letter with every flash of the cursor, regardless of how many letters, etc. have been typed in.
When locked up it shows the little black and white rotating circle, but often after that has shown for a while it shows the coloured 'beachball' type rotating circle for a while.

Ths problem does not affect any other programmes (eg Safari) running at the same time.



I'm on an eMac, OSX10.4.10, running Appleworks 6.2.9.
I'm not a computer geek, just an average home business user. Can anyone please suggest how I can stop this or where I go for help?
 

rdowns

macrumors Penryn
Jul 11, 2003
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Try repairing permissions.

Find the Utilities folder inside the Applications folder. Launch Disk Utility and then click the repair permissions button.

Make sure you quit out of AppleWorks before doing this.
 

Jayb

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 26, 2007
2
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Thanks guys!
Tried repairing permissions, sadly that hasn't fixed it. Maybe I should just jump to iWorks, I didn't know that AppleWorks has been discontinued.
 

rdowns

macrumors Penryn
Jul 11, 2003
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Try moving its plist file to the desktop and relaunching the app.
 

DoFoT9

macrumors P6
Jun 11, 2007
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appleworks remember past documents you have opened and stuff. this often gets clogged up. simply delete them to fix the issue.

Macintosh HD>>Users>Your User Name>Documents>AppleWorks User Data>Starting Points>>Recent Items.

delete everything in there. it SHOULD fix it.
if not im stumped