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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Couple of questions before I do the conversion: 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.
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I have tried the last script from this post: Do you guys have any help for me. Helpful answers Drop Down menu.
Publishing Speciality level out of ten: No drawing, no painting, no spreadsheet and a few database files that I know I can’t save. And if you still have appleworks running anywhere you can even cut and paste tables into Easy Draw you just won’t be able to edit them. Sep 9, 6: I keep an old mac around just for holding on to Appleworks documents. I keep getting an error message in Pages that it cannot open the file. I think I have Appleworks on that and can help you with some Applescript.
Is there an application or script to batch convert AppleWorks documents to plain text files? Instructions in French and English should be at the beginning of the script.
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.
But there’s thousands of files Also, I’m able to open my old. 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: Jan 13, Yvan posts a link to his original script in this thread https: I am trying to convert my Appleworks files now. In both cases they will be saved as PDF documents. Not sure if it can open the later Appleworks files, but Apple has many versions of ClarisWorks available for download over here: If it does open you could quickly reformat it using WordService.
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Post as a guest Name. Nothing will open Paint documents or databases. Dec 4, 5: To use the script, save it as a script or as an “Application Bundle”. Open the script in the Script Editor, then scroll down a few lines.
Ars Praefectus et Subscriptor. Run it or drag and drop a folder icon on its icon. As it’s not a script which will be used daily, it’s not useful to install it in the Scripts Menu. The French version always comes first Yvan lives in France, his first language is Frenchand is immediately followed by the English version. Dec 4, 4: The important part of the instructions are in French, which does not help me. While your issues may have been solved there is still the issue of drawing documents.
It will not even open them individually. Pages can open only word processing files created by AppleWorks 6.
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I wish man pages for linux things actually, you know, clearly told you what something does and how to do it, with examples. Unzip, then open the script in the Script Editor. Oct 8, Posts: Mon Nov 19, 7: Mon Nov 19, 9: 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.
If anyone needs the script immediately, please let me know. Jul 14, Posts: Dec 4, 7: All documents were AW 6 and documents. Lion and not worry about lost AW files!
I was able to open all the Appleworks files! To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question.