OS 10.8 Mountain Lion - converting documents made in Appleworks to Pages

Started Apr 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: OS 10.8 Mountain Lion - converting documents made in Appleworks to Pages
In reply to c.hammett, Apr 18, 2013

Carolyn, I had to deal with this a few days ago and I no longer have a Mac running 10.6. Here is what I discovered via a Startpage.com search: OpenOffice can open those old AW files. Word processing files are the easiest to deal with because they tend to have less formatting, no tables, etc. You copy and paste the text into a Pages document. There may be some extraneous characters that must be removed and the OpenOffice doc may have multiple blank pages but just scroll until you locate the text.

I do not know of a batch process to accomplish what you want. From what you describe using OpenOffice may not save you any time. As far as I know there is no current software that can open ClarisWorks files.

That Startpage.com search turned up other options including running older DataWiz conversion software; maybe you can find a better way. I have relatively few files to convert so I plan on doing them during spare moments.

www.openoffice.org

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