4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 18, 2010 8:19 AM by Dummkopf
Dummkopf Level 2 Level 2 (375 points)
A friend of mine gave me a couple of Apple Works (.CWK) files which were created in Aug 2002, and asked me if I could convert them such that they could be read by let's say TexEdit in 10.6.2.

The only Apple Works that I still have is Apple Works 4.0, which will not load with 10.6.2. Would really appreciate any suggestions/workarounds to convert these files. Thank you all!

24" Intel iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,530 points)
    AppleWorks 6 was released in March, 2000, so the chances are those are AppleWorks 6 files. All AppleWorks/ClarisWorks files have the .cwk extension, so it's difficult to determine what kind of AppleWorks files they are. Yvan Koenig did write an AppleScript that would tell you. AppleWorks 6.2.x works in OS X, including Snow Leopard.

    If they are word processing or spreadsheets, you could use the iWork '09 trial or the trials of icWord & icExcel by Panergy Software to open them. With icWord/icExcel you would have to copy & paste the data into another kind of document. Also, MacLink Plus by DataViz (no trial & expensive) can open them.

    If it's only a couple of files, e-mail them to me & I will convert them & send them back.

  • Dummkopf Level 2 Level 2 (375 points)
    Hi Peggy,

    Thanks so much for the help. The iWork '09 trial did it! One file turned out to be a spreadsheet and the other a word processing document. I saved both files as iWork files and then I was able to copy and paste into Excel and Word respectively.

    Again many thanks, and especially your offer to convert the files
  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,530 points)
    You didn't need to copy & paste. You could have used File > Export or File > Save As… to save the files as Excel or Word.

  • Dummkopf Level 2 Level 2 (375 points)
    Peggy wrote:
    You didn't need to copy & paste. You could have used File > Export or File > Save As… to save the files as Excel or Word.


    Even better!