if aFile ends with “.cwk” then open aFile set docName to name of front document — extension. set prevTIDs to AppleScript’s text. Mass Conversion of Two Years of Docs from AppleWorks (CWK) to Plain or script to batch convert AppleWorks documents to plain text files?. 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.

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This let me remember some words of your batc message: Lion and not worry about lost AW files! I have tried the last script from this post: Jul 14, Posts: Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

How can I batch convert old Apple Works files?

Ask Different works best with JavaScript enabled. Dec 4, 8: And, a small moment of silence for the genius donvert was ClarisWorks. Maybe your local Apple Store will let you show up with a firewire drive and convert them all proper-like.


All documents were AW 6 and documents. The description below, copied from the English notes at the head of the script, should answer your questions. Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post.

I’ve, also, attempted to use cwkk in conjunction with LibreOffice but have slammed against the brick wall of an unfixed bug from Will converting the files do anything to the original documents? I have downloaded this Script and have tried to batcb it several times, but it will not work.

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Dec 4, 4: I’d try it if I had an old Appleworks file, but alas, I don’t. Tue Nov 20, 3: Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Well, embarrassingly enough, I don’t know how to post the zip file The only thing it will drop is tables elements.


Run it or drag and drop a folder icon on its icon. Dec 4, 7: Thanks I looked back into you script.

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The scripts you link to require the version of Pages in iWork ’09 in order to function. Old Hardware Speciality level out of ten: While cojvert translations are not perfect, they are often ‘good enough’ to be useful.

Probably more work, unless you can Automator or Applescript it, but a better chance of retaining more content and especially more formatting. Thanks for all the information Barry.

batch converting AppleWorks / ClarisWorks files to RTF or similar

Errors are reported in the file “import2iWorkReport. View answer in context.

Thanks for the reply. Thanks cateye and iljitsch.