You probably know a great deal more than me about computers, not too hard to do, but what I meant was that I have had a couple of Macs, and three scanners of various sorts and I've
never even thought about operating any of them through Appleworks. I click on the icon, or its
alias, and follow on from there. In the present case the Agfa icon brings up a screen which previews whatever is in the scanner, allows me to select a portion or all of the preview and whether I want it scanned as text, image etc., and then to choose where to send the resultant scan. Then I click 'scan' to complete the job. There may be some advantage to going through Appleworks that I don't know about, but surely doing so must use more memory than the method I've just described?