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ClarisWorks 5.0 with 5.0v3 Update

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Claris-AppleWorks5.sit (22.87 MB)
MD5: 5fd02af22235c5fa1cff436f817865ed
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (127.88 MB)
MD5: d54cab8e6fbe6cd639a3f12fac0cb330
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

With version 5.0, the Mac's premier integrated suite gained features more akin to that other well known Office suite, such as its new 3D button bar & document bookmarks and hyper-links. It arrived too late perhaps, as Claris Corp was soon afterward dissolved and its applications were either junked or moved to Apple or FileMaker Inc.
ClarisWorks 5.0v2 was re-badged as AppleWorks 5.0v3, and the US version of ClarisWorks 5 could be updated to AppleWorks 5.0v3 with an updater patch (included in top DL above). AppleWorks survived at Apple, making it to version 6.0 (which saw several revisions) until its final revision as AppleWorks 6.2.9

Top DL (22.87 MB): ClarisWorks 5.0v2. The archive contains also the updater to 5.0v3 which updates and rebrands the installed files to AppleWorks 5.0v3, it remains a FAT application (runs native on either 68k or PPC Macintosh).

2nd DL (127.88 MB): This is the English language (Australian) release of ClarisWorks Office 5.0CAv1. International releases of ClarisWorks 5.0 were named "ClarisWorks Office", (& apart from dictionaries & language) they're otherwise identical to ClarisWorks 5.0, as released in the US.
MD5 checksum & filename: d54cab8e6fbe6cd639a3f12fac0cb330 *

Included with this release (on a separate CD), is Claris Home Page 2.0, which installs both UK & US English dictionaries (accessible also by ClarisWorks).

The CD ".iso" image file "CWOFFICE.ISO" contained in the zipped archive "", contains both Mac & Windows install sets of ClarisWorks. It was the 4th version release of ClarisWorks to be ported to the Windows platform, and the 1st ClarisWorks release to ship only on CD (floppy disk sets were available, but only by request).

The CD install set of ClarisWorks Office is a "Competitive Upgrade". It requires a qualifying product to be pre-installed on a (Mac or Windows) PC. The pre-installed software could be any one of the following: Microsoft Works, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, WordPerfect Works, WordPerfect, Lotus SmartSuite, WordPerfect Office, or any Macintosh or Windows word processor, for example; ClarisWorks versions 1 to 4.

There was no upgrade patch to AppleWorks 5.0v3 made for the Australian release of ClarisWorks. Also, no international or US update patches will upgrade this CD version, only patches made specifically for an Australian English release will work.

On ClarisWorks' 1st run, it will want to be personalized. You may enter a user name. The serial entry is optional and not required. It may be left untouched, as is.

Architecture: 68k PPC x86 (Windows)

Will not run on 68000 Macintosh (Plus, SE, etc) or Mini vMac

Optional Install for FAT or native 68k/PPC versions. Runs fine under Mac OS 9.2.2 or earlier.

Runs fine on 32bit Windows up to & including Windows XP. This version may run OK on newer Windows OS's, but this has not been tested by me.

See also: AppleWorks 5.x for Mac/Win, & ClarisWorks for win v5.0 pages.


vintagegeek's picture
by vintagegeek - 2014, June 14 - 3:42am

Installed on my MAC 6216 running 8.5...actually on an external drive since the program needed 59MB. It runs well, created multimedia document and printed on old Stylewriter.

SwedeBear's picture
by SwedeBear - 2009, August 13 - 12:36pm

No. It´s just the install file for CW 5, selfmounting image with upgrade to AW 5.0.3 and a text file containing vital information.

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, August 12 - 8:54pm

Doesn't this one have original disk images though?

SwedeBear's picture
by SwedeBear - 2009, August 12 - 8:37pm

@attila: you´re correct! I was mislead by a discussion over a uploaded stripped version containing only the PPC part of the code. Can any mod remove this one as it´s just space thief at the moment. TIA!

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by Euryale - 2009, August 12 - 7:04pm

Is this what the user MacWise calls "the real thing"?..

Also, I have 2 versions of the Appleworks 6.2 and one of them says "Carbon"
what does that mean?

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2009, August 12 - 6:26pm

This was already uploaded:

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by IIGS_User - 2009, August 12 - 1:43pm

For Mac newcomers, just to clarify what FAT means.

It's an application created for 68k Macintoshes btw it's emulator equivalent called Basilisk II plus it includes code to be executed native with PowerPC based Macintosh models equipped with Mac OS 7.0 to 9.2, which can be emulated with SheepShaver.