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Appleworks 6 When I click the Appleworks icon on my dock the icon starts to bounce but immediately a large question mark (?) is on the icon. I need my Appleworks (aaarrrrgh!) I hope you can tip me on how to get it back! (I have NO IDEA what happened,) :) Thankyou very much,

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It appears the application was deleted or has become corrupted. The dock is just a shortcut, but if youre running 10.4 go to  the spotlight search window on the top left, try a search for the application.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 21, 2007


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Hi When you have started your computer press command (apple key) and F for making a search. Type "appleworks" in the search field. Look at the list that appears to find your software. Once You find it create a new "Alias" and put it on your desktop. -or you can find the software in the "Applications" -folder.

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Quit AppleWorks.
Go to your user/Documents folder, and remove the AppleWorks User Data folder, put it in the trash, and empty the trash.
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AppleWorks is a quirky and hopelessly outdated product. I am aware that a few people have an extreme fondness for it however.
It should only have taken minutes to import data, but don't do it in AppleWorks - they stopped making it years ago and it is unsupported and non-standard.
I have just taken two AppleWorks databases, - one older and one newer that needed to be combined. I exported them as tab delimited text and then imported them into Excel (You could use Apple Numbers - the modern equivalent to AppleWorks). Because the to db's had different headers, I imported them into two different Excel docs first and moved the columns around so the matched first, them copy each column over to the 'master' excel sheet.
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If you do copy over the data to Excel, any merge function - for label printing etc. has to be done in Word (or at least up to Word 2004). I was thrown by this until I realised you have to do this. Once a merge doc is set up with the right labels, it worked beautifully. Typical MS though it is a wholly unintuitive process.
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