So a former administrator left quite a legacy of documents in Claris Works and/or AppleWorks. Is there any way to batch convert them into a. Danielle upgraded her Mac to OS X Mavericks and now she can’t open any Apple Works documents. Leo says that AppleWorks isn’t supported anymore in. Yvan did indeed respond to my query and edited his original script to save files in the source folder and get around any files that have lost their.

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How do I save the files 1, files that are converted? It was otherwise very robust for my purposes! By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service fies, privacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Run it or drag and drop a folder icon on its icon. Yvan includes instructions in French and in English in every finished script of his that I have seen.

It’s been a while riles I last looked at this script. There is a program called Easy Draw which is capable of opening Appleworks drawing docs. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand batcy Terms of Service.


I have tried the last script from this post: Email Required, but never shown. If it does open you could quickly reformat it using WordService.

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While mechanical translations are not perfect, they are often ‘good enough’ to be useful. I keep getting an error message in Pages that it cannot open the file.

The important part of the instructions are in French, which does not help me. Jan 13, 8: I guess my question should have been: I don’t think the folks involved are really too worried about formatting, mostly the content. While your issues may have been solved there is still the issue of drawing documents. I have downloaded this Script and have tried to run it several times, but it will not work. 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.

Batch convert files recursively Yvan Koenig wrote: You cannot open any other type draw, paint or database of AppleWorks 6 documents with any iWork application nor can you open AppleWorks 5 or any version of ClarisWorks documents.


Open the script in the Script Editor, then scroll down a few lines.

batch converting AppleWorks / ClarisWorks files to RTF or similar

You may find them in my public BOX account: There is no way to identify these files using only documented attributes. Once you have a Snow Leopard machine running in your VM which you can run on any modern Macnow you can install the last version of AppleWorks on it!

Thanks I looked back into you script. Here is Yvan’s final code: Publishing Speciality level out of ten: With this structure, I was able to get the log report. Tis the season for the Mefi Mall – shop fine products by Mefites!

Dec 4, 5: Sign up using Email and Password. Sep 10, 4: Well, embarrassingly enough, I don’t know how to post the baatch file Mon Nov 19, 9: Thanks for the tips everyone.