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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How can I batch convert old Apple Works files?

Jan 13, 8: AppleWorks still comes with all the iComputers. Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. Thanks again for helping Barry.

I lose some formatting, but the important stuff is in there. Yvan includes instructions in French and in English in every finished script of his that I have seen. I have spent hours and have no solutions for converting my files. Dec 4, applleworks It will strip the crap out for appleworkz. Reboot is the unique emergency issue available. 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.

Sep 10, 4: Thanks cateye and iljitsch.

If some of your Applweorks files were made in earlier versions of AppleWorks, or are nor word processing files, that would explain the error message. Open the script in the Script Editor, then scroll down a few lines.


I knew there was a reason I kept all those CDs lying around. In both cases they will be saved as PDF documents.

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Tue Nov 20, 3: I have Pages ’09, do you think I need the earlier version? I keep getting an error message in Pages that it cannot open the file. There is a program called Easy Draw which is capable of opening Appleworks drawing aplleworks.

Assuming you have a copy of AppleWorks. While mechanical translations are not perfect, they are often ‘good enough’ to be useful. If it does open you could quickly reformat it using WordService.

BBedit will also open nearly anything to extract text.

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I think I have Appleworks on that and can help you with some Applescript. I was able to open all the Appleworks files! Also, I’m able to open my old. Most of my files are word processing.

Mon Nov 19, 9: Email Required, but never shown. Yvan’s scripts are available in the Public area of his Box account.


I could do it manually it’s tto 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. To use the script, save it as a script or as an “Application Bundle”. Sign up using Email and Password.

Oct 5, You can then save in a variety of formats that you can open on a more modern system. Jul 14, Posts: If I read Yvan’s revision dates notes not included in the quoted portion above correctly, this script is a late update of the applewogks early script referred to in Roger’s post. 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, natch the converted files is to: Probably more work, unless you can Automator or Applescript it, appleworms a better chance of retaining more content and especially more formatting.

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.