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Typing lag There is significant lag time between when I type and when the letters appear on the screen. I attempted to Uninstall Appleworks 6.2.9. I repeatedly got messages about being unable to completely uninstall as other programs were running (they were not) and using/sharing Appleworks 6. I re-Installed Appleworks 6, but I cannot open my documents. I am currently writing many documents in Appleworks; I need them now! What should I do next? Thanks! Sue Powerbook G4-OS10.4.11

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Re: typing lag

I dont normally work much with mac's, but are you able to type fine in office- word for example? Is the computer slow normally, even without running programs? What it could is that you have to much stuff on your computer taking up space. Try to put all your photos on dics or on an external hard-drive and then get rid of them off yr computer, also get rid of any music files that you may have stored- have them on CD's as well. This should fix the problem, but if not, uninstall any unessesary programs. Hope this can help... be interseted if it does... get back to me if you can!

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Appleworks is now a discontinued product and has been replaced by iWork. Its best if you start to learn how to use iWork instead since applework documents will have very limited compatibility.

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may i know how old is your unit...? and is this the first time you experience this problem on that unit...?

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Appleworks support stopped at 10.4. Best thing I can tell you is to try NeoOffice or iWork.

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"The Uninstaller Apple forgot!"

I strongly recommend using AppCleaner. This wonderful application deleted the application and all its related contents anywhere on your drive just by dragging and dropping the application to the trash using the Smart Delete feaure.
Should remove AppleWorks and any other applications you'd care to quickly and completely.

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Have you tried uninstalling with the Control Panel?

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No, Its a copyright (r) cd. Which obviously means you can't copy it. And if you did it would be illegal. Im not accusing you or anything, I'm just giving my solution.
Sorry for an inconvenience...
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I would see if there are any commands in Terminal (Mac equivalent to Command Prompt) that could do it.

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Hi, sorry you are having problems,
Well, here is what error -37 is: Code: error -37 bdNamErr Description: Bad file name (File System Error)
Basically, it is saying you cannot save a file by that name in that place....
Did you try saving it elsewhere on your Mac, like on the desktop ?
Just a side note, Apple stopped development on AppleWorks some time ago ( 3 years ) in favour of iWork. I highly recommend getting the newest version of iWork 09, it's compatible with all your Works documents and is really built for MacOS X 10.5, Leopard.
What do you mean whe you say “ Before I reimaged the machine ..” ?

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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.
You can either use the basic database tools in Excel, or once your data is combined and in this kind of data form, it is easy to import a .xls, or .csv into a new database program, such as Filemaker.
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.
Copy and importing data should be done with attention to care obviously. Make sure you have your original AW files backed up before you start.

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