AppleWorks Runs Reliably Under Leopard

AWUG®'s testing indicates that AppleWorks 6.2.9 runs reliably under Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard).leopard

We'll publish more information about our tests in the December AppleWorks Journal, but we were successful creating and editing complex AppleWorks word processing, spreadsheet, database, drawing, painting and presentation documents under Leopard.

However, we encountered two problems running AppleWorks under Leopard:

  1. AppleWorks would "unexpectedly quit" if we accessed the Recent Items tab on AppleWorks' Starting Points window. Trashing the Recent Items folder only temporarily resolved this problem. Eventually, AppleWorks created a new Recent Item that once again causes the crash if we accessed the tab. So if you upgrade to Leopard, (a) Delete your Recent Items folder, and (b) train yourself to not use that feature in AppleWorks.
  2. AppleWorks "lost" our personal spelling dictionary. Once we "re-attached" it, AppleWorks kept the link and the spell checker worked fine.

As noted above, you'll find more details about our tests and step-by-step directions for deleting AppleWorks' Recent Items folder and re-attaching your spelling dictionary in the December AppleWorks Journal.

Warren Williams & Cathleen Merritt
AppleWorks Users Group