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Microsoft KB Archive/103122

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Mac Works: Description of AppleEvents

PSS ID Number: Q103122 Article last modified on 10-22-1998

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The information in this article applies to:

  • == Microsoft Works for the Macintosh, version 3.0 and 4.0 ==


AppleEvents are commands that allow you to control features of one program within another program. For example, you can have a database program automatically send data to a spreadsheet program and then have the spreadsheet program return a chart to the database program.


Works for the Macintosh supports the four events required by Apple to qualify it as a System 7.0-friendly application. Works does not support the entire list of Apple core events.

A System 7.0-friendly application must support the following Apple-required core events (the required events list is a subset of the core events list):

Apple Required Event Requested Action ———————————————————

Open application Perform tasks associated with opening an application

Open documents Open the specified documents

Print documents Print the specified documents

Quit application Perform tasks (such as releasing memory, requesting you to save documents, and so on) associated with quitting an application. When appropriate, the Finder sends this event to an application immediately after sending a Print Documents event, or when you choose Restart or Shut Down from the Special menu in Finder.

System 7.0 is manufactured by Apple Computer, Inc., a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product’s performance or reliability.


“Inside Macintosh,” Volume VI, Apple Computer, Inc.

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