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    Mac OS - Appleworks

    I'm helping my mom who has a mac. (I'm a Windows guy myself).
    Here's the situation:

    If you bring up AppleWorks and do File | Open and open a .cwk file from a folder
    called Lauretta's Memoirs, it comes up in Appleworks - Wonderful.

    However -
    If you go directly to the Lauretta's Memoirs folder, and click on a .cwk file,
    it opens up in TextEdit and therefore displays garbage characters.

    I reinstalled Appleworks today becuse she, *ahem*, somehow, *ahem*, deleted Appleworks.

    Shouldn't we be able to click on a .cwk file and open it directly?

    Thank you for your assistance.

    Michael Abrams

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    Re: Mac OS - Appleworks

    If you resave the file from Appleworks, does that update the associations? You don't need to make changes, but re-saving it may update the O.S...

    I have an iMac right here, so i'm looking at how to change the file associations.. in the mean time, give this a try, and let us know if it works!

    Hope this helps!
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    Re: Mac OS - Appleworks

    I'll give it a shot when I get off work tonight.

    Thanks for your reply !!

    Michael

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    Re: Mac OS - Appleworks

    Alright...

    Click on Mac HD, then click on System Folder, Control Panels.

    Within the Control Panels, there is a File Exchange item. Opening this item is similar to viewing the file associations by clicking properties on a folder in Windows.

    Search for the .CWK extension, and change the association so that it refers to AppleWorks. You can do this by selecting the extension, clicking the 'Change' button, and selecting Appleworks as the application.

    Hopefully this helps, please let me know if you need further assistance!

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