if aFile ends with “.cwk” then open aFile set docName to name of front document — extension. set prevTIDs to AppleScript’s text. Mass Conversion of Two Years of Docs from AppleWorks (CWK) to Plain or script to batch convert AppleWorks documents to plain text files?. So a former administrator left quite a legacy of documents in Claris Works and/or AppleWorks. Is there any way to batch convert them into a.

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And if cwo still have appleworks running anywhere you can even cut and paste tables into Easy Draw you just won’t be able csk edit them. I lose some formatting, but the important stuff is in there. Pages can open only word processing files created by AppleWorks 6. Not sure if it can open the later Appleworks files, but Apple has many versions of ClarisWorks available for download over here: You should’ve posted the script.

batch converting AppleWorks / ClarisWorks files to RTF or similar

I keep getting an error message in Pages that it cannot open the file. Batch convert files recursively Yvan Koenig wrote: If some of your AppleWorks files were made in earlier versions of AppleWorks, or are nor word processing files, that would explain the error message. Dec 4, 7: I’m running the current version of Sierra I don’t think the folks involved are really too worried about formatting, mostly the content. Sign up using Facebook.

Here is Yvan’s final code: Run it or drag and drop a folder icon on its icon. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question.


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The Google translation of Yvan’s French instructions is adequate for preparing and running the script although Yvan’s translation is better, and included in the script. Unzip, then open the script in the Script Editor.

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Yvan Koenig, who tends to post in the Pages forum rather than here, had a lot of scripts, including one to gatch this, on his iDisk: It was otherwise very robust for my purposes!

What was the result of you trying to use that script? Of course the format was not exactly the same in document was not saved exactly as it appeared in AW, but at least all of the content appeared. Couple of questions before Btch do the conversion: Email Required, but never shown.

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I confess AppleScript was something that I just never grokked. Batch convert files recursively You are starting on wrong basis. I know back in the day CW 2. Yvan did indeed respond to my query and edited his original script to save files in the source folder and get around any files that have lost their resource forks.

I’d try it if I had an old Appleworks file, but alas, I don’t. The only thing it will drop is tables elements. Oct 5, How do I save the files 1, files that are converted? Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post. Tue Nov 20, 2: It should come in very handy.


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Drop the new folder onto the script’s icon saved “. The documents appear in Finder without extensions and the system has given them exe icons despite categorizing them as Documents. This will convert one file passed as an argument, including a path if applicable from cwk into docxstore the docx in the current directory which may be different from the place of the source file and apply the “last modified” date from the original file to the converted one.

I could do it manually it’s too random to do a find and replaceeither in a text editor or by obtaining a copy of AppleWorks and re-saving them as plain text.

You may find them in my public BOX account: Sep 8, 9: Jul 14, Posts: Dec 4, Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. I’d like some help debugging this script which is meant to have a folder dragged onto it to execute. Batch convert files recursively Thanks Yvan Koenig. The description below, copied from the English notes at the head of the script, should answer your questions.