released an update to AppleWorks, its integrated productivity software suite for consumers. The new version updates AppleWorks 6.0 or later to 6.2.9 if you’re using Mac OS X, or 6.2.8 if you’re still using Mac OS 8.1 – 9.x.
Bundled on consumer Macs and also available as a standalone application, AppleWorks combines word processing, spreadsheet, painting, drawing, presentation and database capabilities. File translators are included so you can work with files created by Microsoft Word and Excel as well.
According to the information posted on Apple’s Web site, the 6.2.9 update supports mice with scroll wheels, improves performance and reliability of the presentation and spreadsheet environments, improves printing and resolves issues using Web based templates and clip-art on networks using proxy servers.
AppleWorks 6.2.8 gets some of the same fixes; Apple noted that the new version enhances the reliability of spreadsheets and resolves issues associated with Web-based templates and clip-art on networks using proxy servers.