Where is Apple Works?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by imac abuser, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. imac abuser macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

    Mar 1, 2004
    I just bought a new powerbook 15" superdrive, and it doesn't have apple works. Is that standard, or am I missing it, needing to install it? Can I get it from apple's webiste?

  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Appleworks isn't included in the pro line, only the consumer line.

    Different set of software for the pro and consumer market.

    Most people expect professionals would use MS Office, so no Appleworks.

    If you want it, you got to buy it.

    Not like it's really expensive.
  3. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

    Mar 1, 2004
    guess i never thought of it that way, I thought for the money they would have included everything not jipped someone for spending more lol

  4. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    If you are just looking for light use, you can try openoffice... it's slow to launch, but once it gets going it's very good.

    If you use the word processor most frequesntly, I would also recommend Abiword. It's OSX version is very good.

    Both of these programs are free, btw.

  5. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    NeoOffice/J is nicer than OpenOffice. It's 112 MB, so it'll take a while if you have a slower connection.
  6. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

    Mar 1, 2004
    I already have office 2004, but I just have problems opening old .cwk files if i use text they suck and are a mess....
  7. gopher macrumors 65816

    Mar 31, 2002
    Maryland, USA
    Get Dataviz Maclinkplus 15. Supports old Clarisworks files, all Wordperfect formats, and many more:

  8. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

    Mar 1, 2004
  9. mcarvin macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2003
    Southern NJ
    If you just need to convert .cwk files to a more widely-used format, then try ICWord and copy/paste into Word or whatever. So long as the formatting in the .cwk file isn't outrageous, it'll be fine.
  10. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    At this point, Appleworks being the outdated embarrassment that it is, why the hell is Apple even charging for it? They should be giving it away, and thanking everyone who bothers to download it. Don't get me wrong, I use it frequently, but it's not worth paying for. Free word processors are more well-featured.

    MacLinkPlus is great software to have... i think it's even included with Appleworks (to allow it to open clarisworks files).

  11. spaceballl macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    Yeah all the other guys have given great reccommendations. If you don't mind using the X11 windowing environment, grab Fink or Darwinports and there are so many great word processor / spreadsheet programs you can get. You can also get "Aquafied" versions of some of these... I know you can get an OS X version of AbiWord, as was mentioned. This is a pretty good word processor. You can now get OpenOffice 2.0 snapshot builds for PC... I heard that they are trying to bring this one natively to OS X... we can hope...

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