Hi there, I'm not the most competent with technology but i can just about get my way round a Mac well enough!!! I've had a problem with my mac for a while now which is very scary and i've spoken to a few people who are clueless. Right, problem is with appleworks, i can have a file with a few words written or a couple of thousand and when i come back to carry on i can't open it as a box pops up saying "unexpected end of file" I've been vigilant in backing up but it did it on one of my disks last night, luckily i knew what was in it and it wasn't too important. Unfortunatley I am in my final year of uni and have a 10,000 word dissertation to write and can't afford to lose any of it!!! My computer is about 4 years or so old and pretty dead but can't afford a new one at the moment, and can't face using a pc. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. (Apologies if this a stupid question or in the wrong forum etc.) Thanks. Kt.