> personally, I use Superpaint - it's brilliant for this kind of thing I agree fully! > Been using Superpaint for years, but Appleworks is just so darn convenient > and I can't imagine there being that much difference. I use SuperPaint and find that the PICT images consisting of (for example) a few circles and squares plus editable text can be saved as a PICT file. This file can be reopened in SuperPaint and still be editable. However, if I open the PICT file using ClarisWorks 5 or Graphic Converter 3.7, as well as other graphics programs, it simply opens as a bit map. Thus, the text can no longer be edited nor can the boxes or circles be resized. The only way it is possible is to first open the PICT file in SuperPaint, select all, copy, switch to ClarisWorks, and then paste. Just as workable until the time comes when SuperPaint no longer works on a future release of MacOS or such problems. How would you use Claris Works to then access the individual items within the PICT image? Any thoughts?