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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Yvan did conver respond to my query and edited his original script to save files in the source folder and get around any files that have lost their resource forks.

The scripts you link to require the version of Pages in iWork ’09 in order to function. This let me remember some words of your original message: My Pages application had some kind of corruption in it. To use the script, save it as a script or as an “Application Bundle”. Probably AppleScript is the way to go with this – I have found scripts online that do this, but snag on oversize printable area and put files in the same folder – I need files to stay in the folder the source came from.

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Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. The French version always comes first Yvan lives in France, his first language is Frenchand is immediately followed by the English version.

How can I batch convert old Apple Works files?

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Batch convert files recursively You are starting on wrong basis. After you have opened the script in the Script Editor, and Saved it as an application, an easy test of what happens to the original files and folder, and the converted files is to:. Thanks again for helping Barry. You are starting gatch wrong basis.

Will converting the files do anything to the original documents? And, a small moment of silence for the genius that was ClarisWorks. I could do it manually it’s too random to do a find and replaceeither fo a text editor or by obtaining a copy of AppleWorks and re-saving them as plain text.

Google and Bing both offer online translation between French and English and several other languages. The Google translation of Yvan’s French bqtch is batchh for preparing and running the script although Yvan’s translation is better, and included in the script. Roger Wilmut1 Roger Wilmut1. Post as a guest Name. Post as a guest Name. Posted on Sep 8, 4: I’d like to thank patrix for his bash script.


Possibly TextSoap might be easier. I keep an old mac around just for holding on to Appleworks documents. There is a program called Easy Draw which is capable of opening Appleworks drawing docs. Thanks batvh for the pointer, though – looks like I might be able to fathom it out. Is there an application or script to batch convert AppleWorks documents to plain text files?

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I’m running the current version of Sierra It will not even open them individually. Here is Yvan’s final code: Batch convert files recursively Yvan Koenig wrote: Is there any way to batch convert them into a more usable file format? Thanks for your help! I have spent hours and have no solutions for converting my files.

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By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. How can I batch convert Appleworks to iwork? Save the gatch as application. Sep 8,