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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Jun 21, Posts: Mon Nov 19, 9: Sign up using Facebook. It is all my work through 11 years as a journalist, so I think I am going to do it in order to preserve it. Let it go through and see if it converts it correctly.

Conversion of AppleWorks documents (e.g. to PDF)?

Dec 27, 8: If anyone can help me put this together somehow, I’d be enormously grateful. Jonline 1 12 Jul 14, Posts: There is one remaining, however: Similar questions have been asked on Apple’s support forum over the years.

March 11, 4: If you have Pages part of iWorkit can open. Jan 11, Posts: 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 appleowrks policies. Auto,ator 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!


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. Reply 4 of applewors It works ok, but I’m not sure if I understand everything. Documents from older AW versions are entirely unsupported.

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PeteParker Seniorius Lurkius Registered: I think I have Appleworks on that and can help you with appelworks Applescript. I googled and I found various forums entries, most dating back a few years; but I have this problem now I appreciate your effort Tallest Skil!

Thanks cateye and iljitsch. I confess AppleScript was something that I just never grokked. I had to go the emulation wrote — installing sheepshaver, OS9, and an abandonware version of maclink plus.

But maclinkplus deluxe 11 worked like a charm: But it is not easy to have AppleScript open the files, as they are created in AppleWorks 3.

I tested with these two formats: Try running the following script. Would making these a pdf meet the Spotlight search criteria? March 12, 3: I have a very qutomator number of old Apple Works files. Mar 24, Posts: The Applescript I’m using looks like:. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.


I realize this script also doesn’t deal with putting the document back in its original folder, but in Applescript I could easily enough do this if I could get past the actual printing-to-PDF bit. Post as a guest Name.

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The GUI scripting solution, however, is working well. My dad in particular is meticulous about keeping track of their music, what music they have played on their shows, appleworms information about the songs in general. I would like to keep all these documents, and I don’t really need them writable, readable would be enough.

Well, 2 answers came in on another bulletin, 1st by fosnola: Dec 29, Reply 6 of Most of the AW docs are textdocs, some are spreadsheets, those LibreOffice cannot appelworks yet.