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Appleworks to Pages?

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Oldtech05 Calculating status...
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Dec 13, 2012 11:24 AM

I recently purchased an iMac 2011 27" mid-season with OS X Lion installed.

How can I transfer all my Appleworks files from my 2005 iMac G5  ver. 10.4.11?

After pasting the old stickies database into the 2011 iMac there were many notes missing.

Also, after transferring the most current iCal back-up to the new iMac, there was information missing such as all the birthdates.

I still cannot transfer the address book back-up to the new iMac.

The Migration Assistant was no help at all.


How can these transfers be done completely and accurately?


Thanks for any and all suggestions!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (4,700 points)
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    Dec 13, 2012 4:56 PM (in response to Oldtech05)

    The docXConverter application by Panergy allows you to drag a folder of AppleWorks files onto it and it will convert to .rtf or comma separated values, respectively, so these files can be brought into contemporary applications like Pages, Numbers, or MS equivalents. The docXConverter application has been maintained and is current with OS X 10.8.2. Their other applications are not compatible, as they were written for 10.6 or earlier.


    It is a stretch to expect a 10.4.11 stickies and calendar to remain exactly compatible with 10.8.2. You may be able to export your 10.4.11 address book contents as Vcard(s), and import that format into 10.8.2 Contacts.

  • VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (4,700 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 11:13 AM (in response to Oldtech05)

    Panergy's docXConverter does not state in its capabilities that it converts AppleWorks spreadsheets. It is focused on Word processing documents. This was evident in the previous link to docXConverter features.


    From what I can interpret from their site, you should be able to drag and drop an AppleWorks Word Processing document onto docXConverter and then have the option of saving it in .rtf. If you have AppleWorks 6 Spreadsheets, you might try opening them in Numbers, otherwise I haven't a specific recommendation for that format.

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