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Batch Posted: by gshackney. I’ve found a few scripts claiming to do this, but cannot find one that works. Any thoughts?. If you don’t have a copy of AppleWorks any longer or would prefer to batch convert loads of documents at one go, there are a couple of utilities. Cult of Mac reader Nancy S. asks, “How can I convert my Appleworks files to Page files. I have many old files that APple didn’t think were.

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Yvan posts a link to his original script in this thread https: Helpful answers Drop Down menu. Publishing Speciality level out of ten: Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Jan 13, 8: Sep 8, 9: Is there any way to batch convert them into a more usable file format? Tis the season for the Mefi Mall – shop fine products by Mefites!

The application is no longer bundled with OS X, and I’m not paying for it, so what’s the best and quickest way to convert the files to plain text? I keep an old mac around just for holding on to Appleworks documents. I think I have Appleworks on that and can help you with some Applescript.

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Drop the new folder onto the script’s icon saved “. Dec 4, 5: Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. You are presumably aware that Pages can only open AppleWorks 6 Word processing documents, Numbers can only open AW6 spreadsheets, and Keynotes presentations.


Do you guys have any help for me.

How can I batch convert old Apple Works files?

I am trying to convert my Appleworks files now. How can I batch convert Appleworks to iwork? No drawing, no painting, no spreadsheet and a few database files that I know I can’t save. The description xppleworks, copied from the English notes at the head of the script, should answer your questions. Here is Yvan’s final code: This all helped so much.

I have spent hours and have no solutions for converting my files.

Jul 14, Posts: Post as a guest Name. So the odds are that your documents were one of those types that the iWork apps can’t open even if they are Appleworkd 6. Possibly TextSoap might be easier. I can now use my new iMac with Mt.

I’d try it if I had an old Appleworks file, but alas, I don’t.

Thanks cateye and iljitsch. Not sure if it can open the later Appleworks files, but Apple has many versions of ClarisWorks available for download over here: The only thing it batcn drop is tables elements. I may be back in the near future to ask for help on the AppleScript Yvan Koenig, who tends to post in the Pages forum rather than here, had a lot of scripts, including apleworks to do this, on his iDisk: There is a program called Easy Draw which is capable of opening Appleworks drawing docs.


I had a copy somewhere but I can’t bath it now. I keep getting an error message in Pages that it cannot open the file. Couple of questions before I do the conversion: Yvan did indeed respond to my query and edited his original script to save files in the source folder and get around any files that have lost their resource forks.

This thread is closed to new comments. I have downloaded this Script and have tried to run it several times, but it will not work. It will not even open them individually. Jan 13, January 15, 7: The French version always comes first Yvan lives in France, his first language is French appleworkx, and is immediately followed by the English version.

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