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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I had a copy somewhere but I can’t find it now. If it does open you could quickly reformat it using WordService.

I’d try it if I had an old Appleworks file, but alas, I don’t. I guess my question should have been: I wish man pages for linux things actually, you know, clearly told you what something does and how to do it, with examples.

You can then save in a variety of applewprks that you can open on a more modern system. Oct 5, I have Pages ’09, do you think I need the earlier version? I have tried the last script from this post: BBedit will also open nearly anything to extract text.

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You are presumably aware that Pages can only open AppleWorks 6 Word processing documents, Numbers can only open AW6 spreadsheets, and Keynotes presentations. Yvan tl instructions in French and in English in every finished script of his that I have seen. Do you guys have any help for me.


Open the script in the Script Editor, then scroll down a few lines. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

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Possibly TextSoap might be easier. After the two hours at the apple store and 45 minutes on the phone with Tech support, my problem was solved. It may be more reliable for your files to send them to someone who has AppleWorks and have them saved as RTF or something for you. Old Hardware Speciality level out of ten: Ditto on batcch TextEdit trick.

Assuming you have a copy of AppleWorks. For education it is the best software ever developed for showing seamles interaction of all computing environments. This all helped so much. The description below, copied from the English notes at the head of the script, should answer your questions. But that’s just me not knowing how to use it. If I read Yvan’s revision dates notes not included in the quoted portion above correctly, this script is a late update of the earlier early script referred to in Roger’s post.

While your issues may have been solved there is still the issue of drawing documents.

As it’s not a script which will be used daily, it’s not useful to install it in the Scripts Menu. Jul 14, Posts: After you have opened the script in the Script Editor, and Saved it as an application, an easy test of what happens to the original files and folder, and the converted files is to: But there’s thousands of files When we reinstalled it, it worked.


User profile for user: I will be testing the final run of his new script on my project tomorrow and once that is done, with his permission, I will post the script so others can use it. Batcu can I batch convert Appleworks to iwork? I’m not sure we have a copy of AppleWorks anywhere, but I can ask around.

How can I batch convert old Apple Works files?

Dec 4, 5: Tis the season for the Mefi Mall – shop fine products by Mefites! Will converting the files do anything to the original documents? Probably more work, unless you can Automator or Applescript it, but a better apppeworks of retaining more content and especially more formatting. Thanks for all the information Barry. Manca Weeks 5.

Dec 4, 4: I can now use my new iMac with Mt. Tue Nov 20, 3: Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post.