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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When we reinstalled it, it worked.
You can then save in a variety of formats that you can open on a more modern system. Mon Nov 19, appleworos Thanks for your help! I think I have Appleworks on that and can help you with some Applescript.
I would suggest that you ask in the Pages forum – Yvan may see your post and be able to provide you with a working link. Yvan apppeworks instructions in French and in English in every finished script of his that I have seen.
I keep an old mac around just for holding on to Appleworks documents. And, a small moment bxtch silence for the genius that was ClarisWorks. User profile for user: After you have baatch 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:.
Most of my files are word processing.
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Jan 13, Run it or double click its icon navigate to the folder containing the docs click “OK” or drag and drop AW documents or folders containing AW documents on the script’s icon.
If some of your AppleWorks files were made in earlier versions of AppleWorks, or are nor word processing files, that would explain the error message. Applications Speciality level out of ten: Jan 13, 8: 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.
After the two hours at the apple store and 45 minutes on the phone with Tech support, my problem was solved.
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Probably AppleScript is the way to go with this – I have found scripts online that do this, but snag on oversize printable area and put files in the same folder – I need files to stay in the folder the source came from.
I wish man pages for linux things actually, you know, clearly told you what something does and applewrks to do appleworjs, with examples. Drop the new folder onto the script’s icon saved “. You should’ve posted the script. Publishing Speciality level out of ten: Yvan’s scripts are available in the Public area of his Box account.
Unzip, then open the script in the Script Editor. Google and Bing both offer online translation between French and English and several other languages.
Post as a guest Name. Dec 4, 5: Thanks cateye and iljitsch. Hmmn – strings seems to add more crap at the top and bottom including absolutely tons of A;pleworks stuff that looks like. Also, I’m able to open my old. Instructions in French and English should be at the beginning of the script.
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In both cases they will be saved as PDF appleowrks. If anyone needs the script immediately, please let me know. The French version always comes first Yvan lives in France, his first language is Frenchand is immediately followed by the English version.
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Thanks for all the information Barry. Pages can open only word processing files created by AppleWorks 6. Not sure if it can open the later Appleworks files, but Apple has many versions of ClarisWorks available for download over here: I am trying to convert my Appleworks files now.
You are presumably aware that Pages can only open AppleWorks 6 Word processing documents, Numbers can only open Appelworks spreadsheets, and Keynotes presentations. Here is Yvan’s final code: