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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Hmmn – strings seems to add more crap at the top and bottom including absolutely tons of XML stuff that looks like.

Use the AppleScript editor to open it: Batch convert files recursively Thanks for the reply. It will not even open them individually.

How can I batch convert old Apple Works files?

I’d like some help debugging this script which is meant to have a folder dragged onto it to execute. The description below, copied from the English notes batchh the head of the script, should answer your questions.

I seem to remember that old versions of iWork were capable of opening AppleWorks files.

This will convert one file passed as an argument, including a path if applicable from cwk into docxstore the docx in the current directory which may be different from the place of the source file and apply the “last modified” date from the original file to the converted one. If I read Yvan’s revision dates notes not included in the quoted portion above correctly, this script is a late update of the earlier early script referred to in Roger’s post.


batch converting AppleWorks / ClarisWorks files to RTF or similar

And, a small moment of silence for the genius that was ClarisWorks. Thanks for all the information Barry. No drawing, no painting, no spreadsheet and a few database files that I know I cdk save. Google and Bing both offer online translation between French and English and several other languages.

Also, I’m able to open my old. In both cases they will be saved as PDF documents. Yvan’s scripts are available in the Public area of his Box account.

I keep getting an error message in Pages that it cannot open the file. I could do it manually it’s too random to do a find and replaceeither in a text editor or by obtaining a copy of AppleWorks and re-saving them as plain text. Pages can open only word processing files created by AppleWorks 6. Batch convert files recursively You are starting on wrong basis.

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Thanks again for helping Barry. The Google translation of Yvan’s French instructions conver adequate for preparing and running the script although Yvan’s translation is better, and included in the script. Helpful answers Drop Down menu. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Old Hardware Speciality level cek of ten: But there’s thousands of files Yvan posts a link to his original script in this thread https: As the run handler get a list of files, everything work well.


Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post. You should’ve posted the script.

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My Pages application had some kind of corruption in it. I guess my question should have been: I can now cak my new iMac with Mt. Yvan includes instructions in French and in English in every finished script of his that I have seen.

Ask Different works best with JavaScript enabled. Sep 8, 9: Email Required, but never shown. I did not want to delete the existing file from the directory and place it in a zip file, so I have removed those steps.