I have a very large number of old Apple Works files. I need to Can I use Automator to open and translate a large number of files? (And then. Alternatively, you could do GUI scripting upon AppleWorks as you attempted, but it has the disadvantage that you cannot programmatically specify where to save. Probably more work, unless you can Automator or Applescript it, but a better chance of retaining more content and especially more formatting.

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Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Here is what is on a new CWK document that pops up after the script runs: Documents from older AW versions are entirely unsupported. Reply 7 of I tested with these two formats: My employed needs them all updated to PDF.

AppleWorks Conversion to Pages/Word

Sun Mar 27, 3: I will manually convert as there must be a problem on my end – thank you for your effort. First, make sure that aitomator of the fields you are interested in exporting from iTunes are displayed in its list mode choose Songs from the popup menu in the upper right corner.


Would making these a pdf meet the Spotlight search criteria? I googled and I found various forums entries, most dating back a few years; but I have this problem now Sign In or Register to comment.

All my AW files have the. PeteParker Seniorius Lurkius Registered: Sign up using Email and Password.

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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! Home Questions A;pleworks Users Unanswered. Thanks cateye and iljitsch. Sun Jul 29, 1: I seem to be a bit out-of-date, gosh What did I do wrong? By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

I don’t think the folks involved are really too worried about formatting, mostly the content.

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Copy it into new window of Script Editor and run it. Sign automstor using Email and Password. Apple officially states you can open AW 6 files with Pages, that may be true and good although formatting is not always entirely alright.


Similar questions have been asked on Apple’s support forum over the years. It appears to go through the process, sets up the new folder on desktop but does not save any files.

Reply 2 of Dec 29, I have hundreds of docs from ”98 that I created using ancient versions of AppleWorks and MS Works, neither of which can be read by any modern software package. It opens the files, but for every file, one have to confirm with Enter, that you want to open it. Applrworks realize this script also doesn’t deal with putting the document back in its original folder, but in Applescript I could easily enough do appleworsk if I could get past the actual printing-to-PDF bit.

You can see the common ancestry Filemaker and Appleworks have shared. I started with Pages, but unfortunately it doesn’t preserve formatting for many of the documents in question a lot of them are academic publications with incredibly specific formatting restrictions. I use AppleWorks 6. And the following is a.