1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 12, 2012 12:18 PM by Peggy
Alfetta Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have recently bought and installed 'Lion' and now cannot open any of my saved files written on apple Works. Is there a way that I can open and save all my files.

MacBook (13-inch Late 2007), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • 1. Re: Apple Works to Pages HELP
    Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,230 points)

    The iWork applications - Keynote, Pages & Numbers - can only open AppleWorks 6 presentation, word processing & spreadsheet documents, respectively. They will not open any other type of AppleWorks 6 files or any AppleWorks 5 or any version of ClarisWorks files.


    The third-party application, EazyDraw (the expensive version), can open AppleWorks draw documents. If you still have access to AppleWorks you can copy the contents of draw documents, paste them into an AppleWorks word processing document in object mode (click the arrow in the tool panel), save the WP document & then open it in Pages. You can copy & paste from AppleWorks to Pages but you would have to do it object by object or it will be one big uneditable object.


    There is nothing other than AppleWorks that can open paint or database documents. Database data can be copied & pasted into an AppleWorks spreadsheet, saved & opened in Numbers or saved as ASCII/plain text & opened in most any spreadsheet, database or word processing program. Paint documents can be saved as one of many different formats to be opened in most image editing programs. I recommend using PICT for best results.