I have many Appleworks 6.2.3 documents created on an iMac OS 9.0.4. I want to convert these files to Pages on my new MacBook Pro OS 10.8.3. so I can share the documents with newer computers that use Microsoft Word. How do I do this? Pages can't read my Appleworks documents. When I try to open the older document with Pages, the window says, "The document “Name” couldn’t be opened." These older documents show up on my new computer as Unix Executable Files. Any help would be appreciated.
AppleWorks 6 or higher spread sheets can be opened by Numbers 09, while the word processing ones, can be opened by Pages 09. If the documents were created by an earlier version of AppleWorks, you would need to open them on a computer that still has AppleWorks on it. Then you can copy the data to another format while on the other computer.
- right click on the file / open with - select Pages. Once it is opened via Pages - file / save. This will create a .pages version of the document.
Your AppleWorks files should have a file extension of .cwk.
Here are some web sites that provide information about AppleWorks documents and their compatibility
- AppleWorks Discussion Board - https://discussions.apple.com/community/applications/appleworks.