Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2011 5:59 AM (in response to eric d)
Haven't used it, but check out One Click Convert http://www.panergy-software.com/products/OneClickConvert/ You can download a free trial copy.
Cheers, Tom G4 1.25HGz MDD, PB 12" G4 1.5GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), (10.4.11, 9.2.2) iSight,iPad2
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2011 11:00 AM (in response to eric d)
iWork can import many of the AppleWorks files.
"iWork '08 can import Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and AppleWorks® word processing, presentation and spreadsheet files, and can export documents in Microsoft Office file formats or PDFs for easy sharing."
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2011 1:52 PM (in response to eric d)
Thanks all for your tips! "Texas Mac Man" - you got me to the right company! Panergy Software had just the right tool for me. It's called Doc X Converter. I haven't used it yet, but I emailed with their tech support and I understand that it will batch convert Apple Works and Claris Works files to .rtf files, which, of course, will open fine with any version of Word. (They no longer sell One Click Convert.) However, it'll only convert the word processor files.
icWord will allow you to view the file right away, but I'm more interested in batch converting them all and then doing away with the old Apple Works and Claris Works files.
If I understand it correctly, Pages will open only Apple Works files saved with the most recent version of Apple Works and then you have the issue of batch converting or automating the conversion process.
I think (and hope) that Doc X Converter is the answer for me!
Thanks, Texas Mac Man, for pointing me in the right direction!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2011 2:30 PM (in response to eric d)
Thanks for the info. May help another user that wants to do the same conversion.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2012 3:01 AM (in response to eric d)
I tried. I dropped a document made in ClarisWorks 1 on the app and got the answer that it can't be converted. bbut the application never say it should work either, it just say it will work with .docx and .xlsx files.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2012 7:01 PM (in response to John Eriksson)
Sorry Texas Mac Man. DocX will NOT convert any ClarisWorks documents.
These materials will be lost - forever - unless they are converted - one at a time - to another format. And to think that Apple is doing this to users of Apple products! By contrast, the current version of MS Word will open a Word document of any vintage.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2012 5:07 AM (in response to eric d)
If you can get a copy of Dataviz Maclinkplus (no longer produced), it will do batch conversions. I have a copy, but my time is valuable. You can see how to reach me on my profile. This document explains how to deal with the various Appleworks formats:10.7.1 iMac 5,1 MacBook Pro 3,1, Mac OS X (10.7.1), - * Links to my pages may give me compensation.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2012 2:59 PM (in response to a brody)
I found a copy of DataViz MacLinkPlus v15. Will it run on a late 2010 Macbook Pro (Intel Core i5) running OS10.8?
I have some appleworks 5 and 6 files I'd love to bring to the modern world...
Thanks for your help
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2012 3:10 PM (in response to Keith Murlless)
Anyone try using eazydraw for the Appleworks drawing files?
They have a 90 day license for just $20 that may be of use to some of the readers here... but I haven't tried it yet, myself
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2012 3:49 PM (in response to Keith Murlless)
OK... it's working for my old .cwk files (I have both v 5 and v6 Appleworks)
A little glitchy.. not perfectly formatted, and one file has crashed a couple times
But worth $20 for sure, if you have DRAW files to convert
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2012 5:17 PM (in response to Keith Murlless)
MacLinkPlus will only work in 10.6.8 or earlier.