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How do I get Pages 4.3?

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  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,340 points)
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    Nov 22, 2013 7:22 PM (in response to D.R.C.)

    D.R.C. wrote:

     

    What a tangled web!

     

    What an understatement.

     

    There are now many people who have nothing but Apple purchased hardware and software, that won't open or talk to each other or only do so with enormous problems.

     

    And that is on top of the problems with communicating with the 95% of the world that is not using Apple products.

     

    Peter

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    Dec 6, 2013 8:20 AM (in response to D.R.C.)

    DRC,

     

    I tried your suggestions.  When I connect to the App Store and click on download Pages, I says I need 10.9 (running 10.7).  So I click the Buy button anyway and get the dialog.  That seems to be the end of the road.Screen Shot 2013-12-06 at 11.18.21 AM.png

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,340 points)
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    Dec 7, 2013 2:59 PM (in response to D.R.C.)

    D.R.C.

     

    Hunt around and see if you can locate an AppleScript to automatically print all your AppleWorks files to .pdfs or save as .doc files from AppleWorks.

     

    Also test some in OpenOffice or LibreOffice which should be able to open them.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,340 points)
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    Dec 7, 2013 4:08 PM (in response to D.R.C.)

    Ways and means.

     

    Insert the metadata in the file itself. Make it readable in other words. I think Appleworks had this as a function.

     

    Spotlight will read content so it will be searchable.

     

    I found this:

     

    set appleworksFolder to choose folder
    set thePath to POSIX path of appleworksFolder as string

    tell application "Finder"
    set folderItems to files of appleworksFolder
    repeat with aFile in folderItems
        set {name:fileName, name extension:nameExtension} to aFile
        set filePath to POSIX path of (aFile as alias) as string

        if nameExtension is not "txt" then
            set theLocation to POSIX path of (aFile as text)
            set baseName to text 1 thru ((get offset of "." & nameExtension in fileName) - 1) of fileName
            set destLocation to (thePath & baseName & ".pdf")
            set theCommand to "/System/Library/Printers/Libraries/./convert -f \"" & filePath & "\"" & " -o " & "\"" & destLocation & "\"" & " -j \"application/pdf\""
            do shell script theCommand

        else
            tell application "Finder" to delete aFile
        end if
    end repeat
    end tell

     

    from:

     

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9822487/using-automator-or-applescript-or-bot h-to-recursively-print-documents-to-pdf

     

    Also:

     

    http://macscripter.net/viewtopic.php?id=36646

     

    http://www.xraymag.com/pdfs/xray_v4n4_pdf_applescript.pdf

     

    http://www.maclife.com/article/features/15_automator_and_applescripts_you_can’t_ live_without

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,340 points)
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    Dec 8, 2013 12:02 PM (in response to D.R.C.)

    Open iTunes and click on Podcasts and subscribe to:

     

    Mac Automation Made Simple with Ben Waldie

     

    In one of the tutorials "Creating an Automator PDF Workflow" he has an example very close to what you want.

     

    Peter

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