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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March 11, 3: But you can make a script that works on AppleWorks directly, “saving-as” all of your documents to the appropriate type. If anyone can help me put this together somehow, I’d be enormously grateful.

Conversion of AppleWorks documents e. Here is what is on a new CWK document that pops up after the script runs: I’d say I’d try and track down my copy on autpmator old G5 but I’m just too swamped this month. March 12, 3: And the following is a. I already thought about converting all older version documents using MacLink to AW 6 or something else, but apparently, MacLink is no longer available, too.

Well, 2 answers came in on another bulletin, 1st by fosnola: Ask a question Reset. Here is the way I defined the export dialog: If you have Pages part of iWorkit can open. You can see the common ancestry Filemaker and Appleworks have shared. Sign automaor or log in Sign auyomator using Google. A couple of paragraphs of the conversion result shown in Pages v5.


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I think, also, that I can later write a python script with which I much more familiar to relocate the documents since I’ll know the files names. Snow Leopard, only because I can automaor run Apple Works.

AppleWorks creates files named xxx. March 11, 1: Dec apppleworks, 9: I used it a lot in the And then move on to Mavericks.

Sign up using Email and Password. This opens the print dialogue but never gets any further and I have no idea why. Future proof for readability.

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I will try it out. Convert using Pages If you have Pages part of iWorkit can open.

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Comments Reply 1 of If the layout of these documents is simple enough, the latest version of LibreOffice will also open them. Define the formats fitting your wishes. Thanks cateye and iljitsch. It doesn’t seem so easy to operate to me. Let it go through and see if it converts it correctly.


Sign up using Facebook. I can manually open the. I wouldn’t mind an upvote if you liked it: Can I use Automator to open and translate a large number of files?

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Not sure if it can open the later Appleworks files, but Apple has many versions of ClarisWorks available for download over here: The Applescript I’m using looks like: The step that is needed here it to get just the plain text version of the clipboard data. I don’t think the folks involved are really too worried about formatting, mostly the content.

I know back in the day CW 2. What did I do wrong? Dec 27, 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! Email Required, but never shown.