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AppleWorks 6 for Windows

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Guides on emulating older applications

The Appleworks 6 Suite for Windows includes 6 well known Applications:

Top DL: Full install set of AppleWorks 6 for Windows (US English)

2nd DL: Updates to version 6.2.2 (US English)

3rd DL: QuickTime 4.1.2 for Windows (as shipped with AppleWorks 6). If this (or a newer) version of QT is not installed beforehand, AppleWorks 6 for Windows will not install.
MD5 checksum & filename: 0719b993652a4751c9929ea78d2b0fca *

4th DL: AppleWorks 6 for Windows documentation and install guides.

See also: AppleWorks 6.x for Macintosh.

Other Windows versions: ClarisWorks 1, ClarisWorks 3, ClarisWorks 4, ClarisWorks 5, AppleWorks 5

Architecture: x86 (Windows)

System requirements (sourced via this Apple support page):

Windows version also runs on Windows XP — Windows 10.


MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2020, July 3 - 4:52am

Does it depend on QuickDraw

An installed fully functioning QuickTime is an important ingredient. Does QuickTime run OK on Windows 10?

NinaC's picture
by NinaC - 2020, July 3 - 4:16am

Apparently "running" or "working" do not extend to "properly functioning" under Win-10, at least for my install. In draw mode, the object being drawn is not visible until the mouse button is released, thus making drawing essentially impossible.

Does it depend on QuickDraw for that level of functionality? Does Win-10 impair QuickDraw?

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by Idéfix - 2018, October 25 - 1:05am

Installed on Lubuntu 18.04 LTS with WINE 3.0 last summer. The application required at least "QuickTime 7 for Windows" (1) to be able to convert word processor and spreadsheet files to MS-Office formats.

It is working fine until now with two exceptions:

1) French accents are not typeable on the keyboard, like what happened when AW6 is installed on a real Windows PC. (2) It seems that Apple never considered to fix that bug because "AppleWorks 6 for Windows" was destined primarely to the American educational market. (3)

2) There is a strange behaviour with the document size of the drawing module. At first, it is always showing insane margins. (4) Adjusting everything to 1 inche, I finally get a strange vertical rectangular document (6.5 x 18.0 in) instead of the standard US Letter I am used to work with. I still didn't find a way to overcome that limitation.

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(1) Look at for that one.
(2) But they are readable on screen.
(3) That explains why it was available ONLY in English.
(4) Top 305,71 in / Bottom -241,65 in / Left 0 in / Right -235,88 in

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by rin_elyran - 2016, September 18 - 5:50am

Installed, updated, and confirmed working under Windows 10 Professional Edition, 64-bit. Now I can back up my Zip disks and view my old AppleWorks documents again.

Thanks for uploading! Smile

eisnerguy1's picture
by eisnerguy1 - 2016, July 21 - 1:20am

Might anyone have a CD image of AppleWorks 6.2.9 Education Version?

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by CredeDalton - 2015, August 17 - 9:51pm

I thought the only program for Windows made at the time by Apple was QuickTime! Anyway, I'll stick to Microsoft Works 8.5 for my daily use Smile

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2015, May 24 - 7:36am

  Yes but special french chars (àèéùç...) aren't displayed.

Nah, it displays whatever fonts are available to it that are installed in the system it runs on. Those characters are no issue for it. There must be some other reason for it not showing certain characters for you.

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by Regis - 2015, May 8 - 11:34am

Yes but special french chars (àèéùç...) aren't displayed. I think it's the same for other european languages. But it could be very useful to read old files Wink

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2014, December 11 - 2:39am

   It's so weird seeing a Windows program here, aside from hybrids.

Likely these will be the main, if not the only (non-hybrid) Windows apps here. - Those produced by Apple inc. & Claris corp. - We love Apple apps.

SuperMew98's picture
by SuperMew98 - 2014, December 11 - 12:53am

It's so weird seeing a Windows program here, aside from hybrids.

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by Avosmac - 2014, September 6 - 1:03pm

Tested it on Mac OS X 10.9 with Wine and it works to. cf Avosmac n°142 p.6-7 for the installation howto (in french).

Superguy999's picture
by Superguy999 - 2014, July 4 - 5:29pm

Tested it on Windows Vista/7/8/8.1.
Works like a charm.