3 Replies Latest reply: May 30, 2012 11:11 AM by Roger Wilmut1
Paul Eisert1 Level 1 (115 points)

How do I easily(I hope) change AW documents to OpenOffice documents? When I change the "Open with" option in the "Get Info" pane, I get a doc. with nothing but "gobbledegook".

Thanks for any help in this

 

Paul


Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2GB MB memory
  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,099 points)

    OpenOffice cannot open AppleWorks files. Other than AppleWorks itself the situation is this:

     

    •Word Processing documents can be opened directly only in Pages (AppleWorks 6 only).

    •Draw Documents can be opened directly only in EazyDraw (the more expensive version from their website, not the cheaper one from the Mac App Store, and you will need v4.0 'Retro' not the most recent version) or Intaglio (though this appears not to be able to handle very complex drawings).

    •Spreadsheets can be opened directly only in Numbers.

    •Presentations can be opened directly only in Keynote.

     

    To use other programs, or open Painting or Database documents at all, you must export from AppleWorks first.

  • Paul Eisert1 Level 1 (115 points)

    How about Pages documents? Can I easily convert Pages docs to OpenOffice docs? Thanks for the quick response.

     

     

    Paul

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,099 points)

    You would have to export the Pages documents as Microsoft Word documents (File>Export) - this is fine with text, but if you get into complicated embedded objects you are likely to get some odd results.