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Apple Announces AppleWorks 6.1 With Exclusive Edition for Educators

Press release from the issuing company

CUPERTINO, California April 4, 2001Apple today announced AppleWorks 6.1, an update to Apple's award-winning integrated productivity application. AppleWorks 6.1 now features DataViz MacLinkPlus translators allowing users to easily view, modify, share and exchange Microsoft Office documents. A special edition of AppleWorks 6.1 exclusively for educators features support for both Mac and Windows computers. "AppleWorks is the ideal productivity application for education, with features designed specifically for teachers and students,” said Cheryl Vedoe, Apple's vice president of Education Marketing and Solutions. "With support for both Mac and Windows machines and translators for Word and Excel, AppleWorks now has even greater flexibility for use in schools.” AppleWorks 6.1, available for Mac OS 9 and in a Mac OS X preview version, is perfect for schools with mixed platform environments. Teachers and students can now create and access files from almost any computer at home or in school. In addition to supporting both Mac and Windows platforms and easy exchange with Microsoft Word and Excel users, AppleWorks 6.1 also works well in TCP/IP, AppleTalk, and Novell networked environments. AppleWorks 6.1 provides educators with the building blocks to create multimedia curricula and resources for students to express their ideas most effectively. It combines word processing, page layout, image manipulation, spreadsheets, databases and presentations in a single application. AppleWorks 6.1 also includes a library of Internet based education-specific templates, designed by educators.