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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But maclinkplus deluxe 11 worked like a charm: This doesn’t fully solve your problem, you still need to make an applescript.

AppleWorks Conversion to Pages/Word

Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Most of the AW docs are textdocs, some are spreadsheets, those LibreOffice cannot open yet. See my answer for the full script. All replies Drop Down menu. Snow Leopard can still run PPC apps through rosetta. If so, did you find the way to do a batch convert to pdf?

Dec 28, 5: My aims are three-fold: March 11, 2: The step that is needed here it to get just the plain text version of the clipboard data. That means Pages cannot open them.

Also, I should note—not every file has a file extension, many of these files are from like, OS 7; the way I actually found them was through my very limited shell scripting experiencing using and mdfind for kMDItemKind, ie. I have many old AppleWorks documents, some created using AppleWorks 6, some in older versions. My parents are DJs, and spend much more time using iTunes than I ever do.


Let it go through and see if it converts it correctly.

Tue Mar 29, 5: One big part of his workflow that changed was how augomator takes albums from iTunes and enters them into the database. Totally worth the money. On OS X I then am stuck; using the actual Print Finder Items and choosing Adobe PDF seems to actually do nothing at all, and recording myself using the print to pdf process live is useless because I don’t know how to get Automator to retain the path the file originated from and ensure it prints to it.

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Similar questions have been asked on Apple’s support forum over the years. Dec applwworks, I tried this immediately. Tue Mar 29, 2: There is appleworkw remaining, however: Hopefully this can be helpful to other people who would like to get song data out of appleworis and into a different database or spreadsheet.

Here’s a different approach entirely.

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Can I use Automator to open and translate a large number of files? Setting up all of that took a while, but once it was running, the actual conversion process worked pretty quickly.

I seem to be a bit out-of-date, gosh Posted on Dec 27, 6: Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post. Tue Nov 20, 3: I just went apleworks a similar ordeal a few months back.


I don’t have any AppleWorks files on apppleworks machine to test with, but this link might be good starting point: You can then save in a variety of formats that you can open on a more modern system. Mon Nov 19, 9: I know back in the day CW 2.

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By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Automatlr of Service. March 11, 1: Is there any way to batch convert them into a more usable file format?

If anyone can help me put this together somehow, I’d be enormously grateful. Jan 11, Posts: Plus, it was blazingly fast. This no longer works in Mountain Lion; ‘convert’ was a symlink to ‘cupsfilter’ and the options changed. Dec 27, Jan 11, Posts: Jonline 1 12 His database is extensive, and he had been outgrowing Appleworks for a while. Thanks for any help! Otherwise, it is the reason why Yvan’s script fails you. I don’t think the folks involved are really too worried about formatting, mostly the content.

But you can make a script that works on AppleWorks directly, “saving-as” all of your documents to the appropriate type.