1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 9, 2012 8:25 AM by Roger Wilmut1
Stewart Carmichael Level 1 (0 points)

Is there a way of at least viewing only, past AppleWorks documents now that most of us are onto Lion, Pages and Numbers etc? I have thousands of documents, created over many years that I can't read/access anymore!

And in case you suggest it. I'd rather not keep a vintage machine and operating system going just so that I can do this.

Surely Apple can provide a simple "veiwer" program for this?

AppleWorks, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,164 points)

    •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.


    This article may be of some help, though you can't solve the database problem without access to AppleWorks: