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    Appleworks?
    Hi, i just bought a powerbook and was discouraged when I learned it didnt have any decent word processing programs on it. However on a recent search on amazon I discovered that I can get a previous verion 6.2 for 45 dollars, or 50 with shipping. When I was browsing for some program downloads I ran into an appleworks update to 6.2.9, and it was about 15 mb. Would this update my current version of 6.2 to 6.2.9? Or does anyone know of any good freeware out there, I am currently using a demo of mariner word processor to get this stuff done.

    However I'd like to say its a shame they don't put on some kind of decent word processor on their "top of the line models". Even the cheapest and most expensive PC comes with that. However I am still very impressed with macs and I believe they kick *** over PC (I am a recent switcher).

    Thanks

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    Yes, the updater will update your copy to the latest version. If you qualify for Apple's educational discount, they offer AppleWorks for $39.00 on their site. If not, you should still be able to find it for a bit less than $50.00 if you shop around (and most likely much less, if you don't mind buying on eBay).
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    Alright, thanks alot I dont qualify yet... just in high school, however I will be soon.

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    if you are in high school, you still qualify... you can qualify as a student of a school, a teacher of a school, a student of a college, or a teacher of a college...

    check it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliS
    if you are in high school, you still qualify... you can qualify as a student of a school, a teacher of a school, a student of a college, or a teacher of a college...

    check it out
    Actually, unfortunately, students in high school don't qualify for the discount.

    "Shopping Agreement

    Please review the following terms and conditions.

    Who is Eligible To Purchase
    The following education individuals are eligible to purchase through the Apple Store for Education individuals:


    - Employee of public or private K-12 institutions in the United States
    School Board members who are currently serving as elected or appointed members
    - PTA or PTO executives currently serving as elected or appointed officers
    - Qualified homeschools
    - Employee of a public or private, profit or non-profit preschool"
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    I have Appleworks 6.2.7 and I'm very happy with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by witeshark
    I have Appleworks 6.2.7 and I'm very happy with it
    Check Apple's site. There's s free upgrade to 6.2.9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Padawan
    Check Apple's site. There's s free upgrade to 6.2.9.
    Hmm, i need to update it :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padawan
    Actually, unfortunately, students in high school don't qualify for the discount.

    "Shopping Agreement

    Please review the following terms and conditions.

    Who is Eligible To Purchase
    The following education individuals are eligible to purchase through the Apple Store for Education individuals:


    - Employee of public or private K-12 institutions in the United States
    School Board members who are currently serving as elected or appointed members
    - PTA or PTO executives currently serving as elected or appointed officers
    - Qualified homeschools
    - Employee of a public or private, profit or non-profit preschool"
    Sorry I beg to differ.

    If you look at the Apple education store. There is a section where it ask you to locate your high school. That to me means that a high school student is able to get the discount. I even found my old high school in the list of schools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rman
    Sorry I beg to differ.

    If you look at the Apple education store. There is a section where it ask you to locate your high school. That to me means that a high school student is able to get the discount. I even found my old high school in the list of schools.
    Read the post before you respond.
    The following education individuals are eligible to purchase through the Apple Store for Education individuals:

    Employee of public or private K-12 institutions in the United States
    School Board members who are currently serving as elected or appointed members
    PTA or PTO executives currently serving as elected or appointed officers
    Qualified homeschools
    Employee of a public or private, profit or non-profit preschool
    Primary and secondary teachers and staff can make purchases, but not students. There's even a provison for homeschool parents.

    Compare that with the store for colleges
    The following education individuals are eligible to purchase through the Apple Store for Education individuals:


    Faculty or staff member of a public or private Higher Education Institution in the United States
    Student currently attending or accepted into a public or private Higher Education Institution in the United States
    But not high (or middle) school students.

    Otherwise, everyone with children would just use the store to buy stuff at a discount in their child's name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by technologist
    Read the post before you respond.
    With a comment like that you are asking for an agrument. I read the post. I looked at the web site. I even looked in again. If I had of gone one more page which you should have suggested we would all be on the same page.
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    In Canada, your must be a higher education individual to qualify (teacher/faculty, college student, or program/department buyer) in America, you can be either and qualify, though I think the discounts for college students are greater.(they also o not supply refurbs in Canada
    Anyway, why don't you just get Mac Office ?(with student discount, it's around $200 off. You can buy from the American site and have is shipped in).
    I asked someone this question before (why don't powerbooks come with [Appleworks/ a decent processor] and ibooks do). The reason (or their reply) was becuase the ibook is a consumer model, and the powerbook is for professionals, who would be more likely to purchase professional versions of progrmas. I guess it is to save space since if professionals won't use it, why waste time deleting it (not a lot of work, I know).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rman
    With a comment like that you are asking for an agrument. I read the post. I looked at the web site. I even looked in again. If I had of gone one more page which you should have suggested we would all be on the same page.
    It was not necessary to look at any other pages, or read anything other than what was posted. The post clearly spelled out the elligibility requirements, which did not include students.

    I am quite fond of the college student discounts Apple offers. They've helped me immensely in the past, and they are still helpful to real college students buying their first Macs. I see dozens of posts on these boards advocating abuse of these discounts, ex, "Have a college student buy it for you" or "If you're a High/Middle/Elementary/Preschool student, you qualify" and even a few posts suggesting use of the discounts even though they are not students in any way, shape, or form.

    Students are often short of cash. Same thing with school districts. Apple, at least, recognizes this, and those discounts come straight out of Apple's profit margins. Cynics will point out that these discounts are just another way to boost market share, but plenty of companies don't bother to do this (or make it so difficult to qualify that few bother.) If the discount programs start to be a financial burden to Apple, they'll disappear. I don't want that to happen.

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    As I said. I read the posts, all of them. I even check the Apple site, which I was referring too.

    From this point I am done.
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