Remember AppleWorks? -- A Desperate Question

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Yes, you will recognize this as a desperate inquiry: Will AppleWorks 6.2.9 (or any 6.2 update) run on OS X Yosemite 10.10.2?
 

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Yes, you will recognize this as a desperate inquiry: Will AppleWorks 6.2.9 (or any 6.2 update) run on OS X Yosemite 10.10.2?

No. The last version of OS X it will run on is Snow Leopard 10.6.8.
 

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Since Apple Works needs Power PC support to run, like Chscag said, Snow Leopard was the last OSX that had Rosetta that ran PPC apps. So no, it will not run
 

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What kinds of Appleworks files are you trying to open? Give this thread a quick read. It lists several possible solution. Most involve some variation of running 10.6.8 but there is mention of some other possibilities.
 
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Depending on the type of file, you may be able to use iWork. Pages will open Appleworks word processing documents, and Numbers will open Appleworks spread sheet docs.

Draw, paint, or database, then you'll need the 10.6 or earlier.

I miss the AW database.
 
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I would suggest downloading the free Libre Office and see if that will open your AppleWorks files. Then save as a .docx / .xlsx / whatever.
 
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Here are the steps I used to successfully convert an Appleworks 6.2.9 database to a Numbers 3.6.2 spreadsheet:
1. Download Libre Office
2. Open your AW Database
3. Save As a Microsoft XLS spreadsheet
4. Open the MS spreadsheet in Numbers
 

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