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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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. 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. Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post. Ditto on the TextEdit trick. No drawing, no painting, no spreadsheet and a few database files that I know I can’t save.
Lion and not worry about lost AW files! How can I batch convert Appleworks to iwork? Oct 8, Posts: Unzip, then open the script in the Script Editor. Publishing Speciality level out of ten: Ask a question Reset.
How can I batch convert old Apple Works files?
It may be more reliable for your files to send them appkeworks someone who has AppleWorks and have them saved as RTF or something for you.
Thanks again for helping Barry. Ars Praefectus et Subscriptor. Sign up using Facebook. What was the result of you trying to use that script?
Sep 9, 8: Of course the format was not exactly the same in document was not saved exactly as it appeared in AW, but at least all of the content ro.
I guess my question should have been: I was able to open all the Appleworks files! Thanks for all the information Barry. After the two hours at the apple store and 45 minutes on the phone with Tech support, my problem was solved. User profile for user: In both cases applewirks will be saved as PDF documents.
You should’ve posted the script. Assuming you have a copy of AppleWorks.
This thread is closed to new comments. After you have opened the script in the Script Editor, and Saved it as an application, an easy test batcn what happens to the original files and folder, and the converted files is to:.
Thanks for your help!
Dec 4, 4: I keep an old mac around just for holding on to Appleworks documents. The Google translation of Yvan’s French instructions is adequate for preparing and running the script although Yvan’s translation is better, and included in the script.
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Sep 8, 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. Jan 13, Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.
The only thing it will drop is tables elements. Probably more work, unless you can Automator or Applescript it, but ti better chance of retaining more content and especially more formatting.
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. Email Required, but never shown.
I can now use my new iMac with Mt. I am trying to convert my Appleworks files now. AppleWorks still comes with all the iComputers.