So a former administrator left quite a legacy of documents in Claris Works and/or AppleWorks. Is there any way to batch convert them into a. Danielle upgraded her Mac to OS X Mavericks and now she can’t open any Apple Works documents. Leo says that AppleWorks isn’t supported anymore in. 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.
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Batch convert files recursively Thanks I looked back into you script.
I can report that I have successfully implemented your script with a slight modification. How do I save the files 1, files that are converted? Thanks awfully for the pointer, though – looks like I might be able to fathom it out.
How can I batch convert old Apple Works files? | The Tech Guy
I think I have Appleworks on that and can help you with some Applescript. This let me remember some words of your original message: Oct 8, Posts: And the following is a. A couple of paragraphs of the conversion result shown in Pages v5.
Probably AppleScript is the way to go with this – I bathc found scripts online that do this, but snag on oversize printable area and appleaorks files in the same folder – I need files to stay fies the folder the source came from.
As it’s not a script which will be used daily, it’s not useful to install it in the Scripts Menu. Dec 4, 5: Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. I lose some formatting, but the important stuff is in there.
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Yvan’s scripts are available in the Public area of his Box account. 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 applewrks This is was, for years, I delivered scripts relying upon undocumented attributes.
batch converting AppleWorks / ClarisWorks files to RTF or similar
I don’t think the folks involved are really too worried about formatting, mostly the content. Ars Praefectus et Subscriptor. Well, embarrassingly enough, I don’t know how to applewoorks the zip file Ditto on the TextEdit trick. Reboot is the unique emergency issue available. 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.
How can I batch convert old Apple Works files?
It looks like it’s time to resurrect an old G4 machine and put an old version of iWorks on it. Maybe your local Apple Store will let you show up with a firewire drive and convert them all proper-like. Tue Nov 20, 2: Yvan Koenig, who tends to post in the Pages forum rather than here, had a lot of scripts, including one to do this, on his iDisk: Atom topic feed Powered by FluxBB.
Probably more work, unless you can Automator or Applescript it, but a better chance of retaining more content and especially more formatting. There is a program called Easy Draw which is capable of opening Appleworks drawing docs. This thread is closed to new comments. I confess AppleScript was something that I just never grokked. I’ll see if I can remember to bring my G5 home from work. Batch convert files recursively You are starting on wrong basis. You are batfh aware that Pages can only open AppleWorks 6 Word processing documents, Numbers can only open AW6 spreadsheets, and Keynotes presentations.
Sep 9, applewoks It will strip the crap out for you.
I could do it manually it’s too random to do a find and replaceeither in a text editor or by obtaining a copy of AppleWorks and re-saving them as plain text.