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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Ars Praefectus et Subscriptor. I guess my question should have been: Do you guys have any help for me. Thanks cateye and iljitsch.

Dec 4, 7: Applications Speciality level out of ten: 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. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

How can I batch convert old Apple Works files?

Tue Nov 20, 1: Probably more work, unless you can Automator or Applescript it, but a better chance of retaining more content and especially more formatting. I wish man pages for linux things actually, you know, clearly told you what something does and how to do it, with examples.


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BBedit will also open nearly anything to extract text. All documents were AW 6 and documents.

January 15, 7: The application is no longer bundled with OS X, and I’m not paying for it, so what’s the best and quickest way to convert the files to plain text?

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. Maybe your local Apple Store will appleworkss you show up with a firewire drive and convert them all proper-like.

Ask a question Reset. Use the AppleScript editor to open it: After the two hours at the apple store and 45 minutes on the phone with Tech support, my problem was solved.

There is a program called Easy Draw which is capable of opening Appleworks drawing docs. Sep 9, 6: Dec 4, If it does open you could quickly reformat it using WordService.

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To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. Dec 4, 5: So the odds are that your documents were one of those types that the iWork apps can’t open even if they are AppleWorks 6. But there’s thousands of files Dec 4, 8: Jan 11, Posts: Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Dec 4, 4: Is there an application or script to batch convert AppleWorks documents to plain text files?


Well, embarrassingly enough, I don’t know how to post the zip file I think I have Appleworks on that and can help you with some Applescript.

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When we reinstalled appledorks, it worked. Sep 8, 9: 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. 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: Lion and not worry about lost AW files!