How do I launch preinstalled Appleworks?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by M@netic, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. M@netic macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2005

    This is a stupid question. I just got my first mac ever yesterday(!!!), but I can't seem to find appleworks (or nanosaur... bu that's not important) anywhere? Do I have to install it myself?

    also, I don't understand all the controversy about the scrolling trackpad. It's working great for me.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I don't think they come standard on pro Macs (ie, PowerBooks) because you get different apps instead. Yeah, I know that sucks and doesn't really make sense.

    BTW, I could be wrong on that.
  3. slooksterPSV macrumors 68040


    Apr 17, 2004
    Look in Hard Drive->Applications->Appleworks->Appleworks

    I think thats where it should be.

    EDIT: or do a search for it.

    EDIT2: You have a powerbook, which doesn't come with Appleworks. - Try NeoOffice/J, OpenOffice, Abiword (Microsoft Word equivalent), um... I can't think of any other office suites.
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I recommend investing in Office for Mac. It's a pretty cool bunch of apps and it means you don't really have to worry about compatibility with others so much.
  5. nesbitt_a macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2003
    I would agree, otherwise look at iWork, which includes a nice word processor Pages and presentation software Keynote.

    Microsoft Office 2004 is excellent too.
  6. sacear macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2005
    Personally, I won't put anything Microsoft on my computers. MS installs too many small, hidden files that don't go away when un-installed.

    Pages (Apple's new program in iLife) is not really a word processor, yet an excellent page layout program. TextEdit, which you do have in OS X on your Mac, is a better word processor. So it depends on what you are looking for and trying to do.

    What are you trying to do? What apps are you looking for? Word processing? Spreadsheet? Database? Drawing? Painting? Presentation? All the above?

    Are you specifically looking for AppleWorks? Did you find it in your Applications folder? I use AppleWorks everyday and have for seems like over ten years. I have never had compatibility problems with others.

    I am surprised if AppleWorks is not provided with pro systems. Yet I have never heard of nanosaur and you were also looking for that too. Check your installation discs that came with your Mac.

    Well, I just remembered one quirky thing about the AppleWorks installer. AppleWorks runs great in OS X, however the AppleWorks installer only runs in Classic (or OS 9). So, if you choose to not install Classic, then you don't get AppleWorks. Meaning that if you don't have Classic (OS 9) on your Mac, then you probably don't have AppleWorks. If you do have Classic (OS 9), then the AppleWorks installer should be on one of the install discs and a selectable option within the OS X installer.

    There is a "work around" if you have an OS 9 (Classic) system or know someone that has an OS 9 (Classic) system.
  7. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    If you need Office, then Office is good. Bloated, but good. That is the nicest thing I can say about any Microsoft application (except maybe for Flight Simulator). If you don't need Office (corporate environment doesn't require it, don't need to share files with other Office users, etc) then anything will do. Most people who buy Office only use Word. And even then they only use the most basic features of Word. It's a stupid waste of money but people are afraid of not owning Word. You already own TextEdit, which can handle 95% of your word processing needs.

    I did try out NeoOfficeJ a couple days ago. It doesn't look much like an OS X app, but it seems to work just fine. The the price is right too. If you need advanced features I'd suggest giving that a try before spending money on Office.

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