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

Started Apr 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
webfrasse Veteran Member • Posts: 3,917
Re: MrMojo - converting documents made in Appleworks to Pages

c.hammett wrote:

I downloaded OpenOffice, and did exactly what you said, and it did work.. sort of   I saw what you meant about multiple pages,  but my text finally appeared, but it was rather all run together and pretty small.  I tried OpenOffice"help" to see if I could locate a way to enlarge and change the foot, but I was somewhat baffled by the numerous options and choices, so gave up for the evening.  I guess there is no simple way to do this except for my "workaround" of taking the files over to my other computer and converting them to v 6.0 and then moving them back to my primary computer to save as pages.

I still can't believe that Apple did this without some kind of warning !!!    At least everything else seems to work in 10.8.

Meanwhile, if anyone else knows of an easier workaround, I'm sure a few others might like to know too !

Thanks again MrMojo....I'm not giving up on OpenOffice yet, so if you have any other specifics on how to untangle the text, enlarge it, or change the font, I'd love to know !  I think I must be missing something here.

Cheers !    carolyn

It might be worth checking out LibreOffice(.org). Most of the OpenOffice developer left Oracle when they acquired Sun (that owned OpenOffice) and they started up LibreOffice. It has gotten a lot more fixes and re-work since (it's the same codebase as OpenOffice). OpenOffice is dead, not developed anymore. Apache took over from Oracle but nothing has happened since.

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