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In 1982, Apple published Lissner's Quick File, a database program that closely resembled what would become the AppleWorks database module, on both the Apple III and Apple II. Apple favored Apple Pascal at the time, so Lissner initially wrote Quick File in that language at Apple's request. Lissner preferred coding in assembly language, however, and soon rewrote Quick File in assembly on his Apple III and, by summer of 1983, he had added word processor and spreadsheet modules as well. Apple initially purchased the rights to distribute both the Apple III and Apple II versions of the program. However, Apple decided to drop support for the Apple III and sold the rights for the Apple III version to Haba Systems, who marketed it as III E-Z Pieces and released it shortly before Apple released AppleWorks.[5] The two products shared the same file formats.

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Apple and Lissner provided limited technical information on modifying AppleWorks, helping to create a substantial market for third-party accessories and support. Apple released version 2.0 in 1986 with the Apple IIGS,[4][9] and then a year later the program was published by Claris. The September 1986 issue of inCider contained two AppleWorks-related articles; advertisements for two AppleWorks-related expansion cards from Applied Engineering, an application promising to let AppleWorks run on an Apple II Plus with an 80-column display board, an AppleWorks-dedicated newsletter called The Main Menu, and an AppleWorks-related product from Beagle Bros; many other advertisements that mentioned AppleWorks; and a column criticizing companies that developed AppleWorks-related products instead of new ones ("thinks small and innovates nothing").[10] Two years later Beagle Bros released the TimeOut series for AppleWorks and grossed millions of dollars. Thanks to the UltraMacros programming language they included, many other third-party developers innovated new products that used AppleWorks as a foundation and virtual operating system. Compute!'s Apple Applications reported in 1987 that "AppleWorks has become a frontier for software developers", and predicted that "Soon, the best software on the Apple II computer line will require AppleWorks".[11] Claris contracted with Beagle Bros to upgrade AppleWorks to version 3.0 in 1989; TimeOut developers Alan Bird, Randy Brandt, and Rob Renstrom added new features and incorporated numerous TimeOut functions.[12]

Observers had expected AppleWorks 2.0 to have a Macintosh-like mouse-driven graphical user interface, but inCider reported before its release that such a revision had been delayed because of "problems between Apple and [Lissner]".[4] It was nonetheless very popular among IIGS owners; in December 1987 Compute!'s Apple Applications reported that "the hottest product on the Apple IIGS is AppleWorks. No mouse interface, no color, no graphics. Just AppleWorks from the IIe and IIc world".[11] The magazine wondered in an editorial, "AppleWorks, Where Are You?", stating that a IIGS version of AppleWorks or another AppleWorks-like integrated suite "could galvanize the machine's sales" and warned that otherwise "the IIGS may well languish".[14]

In 1988, Claris acquired an integrated package called GS Works from StyleWare and renamed it AppleWorks GS, bringing the AppleWorks brand to the 16-bit Apple IIGS, though no code from the 8-bit Apple II version is used. In addition to the word processing, database, and spreadsheet functions, AppleWorks GS also includes telecommunications, page layout and graphics modules. Only one major version of AppleWorks GS exists, progressing as far as 1.1; a vaporware 2.0 update was rumored to be "just short of completion" for a long time.[15] AppleWorks GS can open AppleWorks files without needing to import them first.[8]

When the Claris company was disbanded and absorbed back into Apple, the product was renamed AppleWorks;[16] version 5.0 was released on August 24, 1997,[21] shortly before the product's return to Apple and was briefly called ClarisWorks 5. ClarisWorks/AppleWorks 5 requires MacOS 7.0.1, though the 5.0.4 patch can only be applied in Mac OS 9. It is the last version to support the 68k CPU architecture.

The last major version, AppleWorks 6.0, released in June 2001,[22][unreliable source?] requires a PowerPC CPU and replaces the communications module with a presentation module (in prior versions there was only rudimentary support for presentations through the other modules).[citation needed] It was also ported to the Carbon API to work on Mac OS X, but as an early Carbon application, it does not take advantage of many of the newer features of Mac OS X and portions of the interface still retain elements of the Platinum appearance of Mac OS 8/9.

The software received good reviews[citation needed] during the course of its lifespan for its interface and the tight integration of its modules. For example, like the earlier versions, in AppleWorks a drawing "frame" can be placed in a spreadsheet document, a paint frame can be placed in a drawing document, etc. This allows for very elaborate and data-rich layouts. However, the limitations of the product became more apparent as the product aged.[citation needed] The program also only allows for a single undo/redo, and in many cases, if a frame from one module is placed in another module, the frame may no longer be editable in any way as soon as it is deselected.[citation needed]

In August 2007, Apple declared AppleWorks "end of life" and stated that they would no longer sell the package.[23] The iWork package, which includes a word processing program, a spreadsheet, and a presentation graphics program, is intended to be its replacement. While more feature-rich, iWork still lacks some of the modules and the tight integration of AppleWorks.[citation needed] AppleWorks will not run on any versions of Mac OS X later than Snow Leopard because it is compiled for the PowerPC CPU architecture.[24]

AppleWorks word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation files can be opened in earlier versions of iWork applications Pages, Numbers, and Keynote respectively, but not since 2013. Collabora Online, LibreOffice or Apache OpenOffice can open AppleWorks word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation files. A script exists for batch converting Appleworks (.cwk) files to MS Word (.docx) format (usable by Pages) using the command-line interface for LibreOffice. There is no Apple-supplied application to open AppleWorks database, painting, or drawing files without converting them to a different format.[24] EazyDraw Retro supports the import of the AppleWorks drawing formats. This software runs on El Capitan and older.[25] AppleWorks User Group continues support,[26] and migrating away from AppleWorks is possible.[27]

Compute! in 1989 stated that "Though not a speed demon" like the original 8-bit AppleWorks, the GS version "isn't as slow as many had feared"; although a fast typist could still outrun the computer's display, it performed better than other Apple IIGS software.[8] Although many original users bought the IIGS version, with reportedly 35,000 copies sold in the first three weeks, the magazine warned that they "must forget virtually everything they've learned ... What a pain".[30]

AppleWorks is an all-in-one Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Database, Graphics Editor, and Presentations tool. The original product was a text-based product for the Apple II. The Apple Macintosh and Windows versions were forked from ClarisWorks in 1998 by Apple. At the time, Apple was under a lot of pressure to have a direct alternative to Microsoft Office. There were serious concerns that Microsoft might pull Microsoft Office for the Macintosh from development.

Versions of AppleWorks existed that were compatible with Mac OS 8.1 to 9, Mac OS X 10.1 to 10.6.8, and Microsoft Windows. Earlier versions for the Apple II series and Apple IIGS are retroactively known as AppleWorks Classic and AppleWorks GS, respectively.

AppleWorks versions 5 through 6.1 will operate in the Classic environment of Mac OS X; carbonized versions through 6.2.8 can be "forced" to launch in Classic by checking the box "Open in the Classic Environment" in the application's Get Info window.[3] For version 6.x, this re-enables the Macros and Publish & Subscribe features missing from Mac OS X. However, while AppleWorks is operating in the Classic environment, the range of fonts and printing is more limited. That is, AppleWorks can only use those fonts compatible with Classic and located in the /System Folder/Fonts/ folder. AppleWorks operating in the Classic environment can only print if a Mac OS 9-compatible driver has been installed into the classic System Folder and enabled with the Chooser program.

Apple developed iWork as a successor to AppleWorks. On January 11, 2005, iWork '05 was announced at the Macworld Conference & Expo and became available on January 22.[4] iWork '06 added native Intel support. It included Pages, a word processor/page layout program, and Keynote, a presentation program. With the addition of Numbers, a spreadsheet application, to iWork '08, AppleWorks was finally withdrawn from sale by Apple. Online support was discontinued in October 2012. AppleWorks files (with the exception of the Draw module) can be imported into the corresponding applications from the iWork suite. If a particular ClarisWorks or AppleWorks file is from a version that is too old, it may be necessary to import and save it through a more recent version or a 3rd-party application first.[5][6]

When I try to open them in, I get the following error. I think the issue may be that these documents were not made in the final version of AppleWorks (many are so old they were made when it was still called ClarisWorks).

In Intel versions of OS X, AppleWorks has been able to run with the Rosetta translator, but it is not supported, so if any problems crop up, Apple will not provide any software patches to fix them. In Snow Leopard where native PowerPC support has been eliminated, some people have claimed AppleWorks runs fine, but others have found problems when trying to run the program. 350c69d7ab


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