I have a very large number of old Apple Works files. I need to Can I use Automator to open and translate a large number of files? (And then. Alternatively, you could do GUI scripting upon AppleWorks as you attempted, but it has the disadvantage that you cannot programmatically specify where to save. Probably more work, unless you can Automator or Applescript it, but a better chance of retaining more content and especially more formatting.

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Can Automator translate multiple files?

autkmator All replies Drop Down menu. Probably more work, unless you can Automator or Zutomator it, but a better chance of retaining more content and especially more formatting. Take the files in this folder – Open them – Translate each of them to Pages – Place them in this or that folder. Email Required, but never shown.

Dec 28, 5: Convert using Pages If you have Pages part of iWorkit can open. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

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I seem to remember that old versions of iWork were capable of opening AppleWorks files. Sign In or Register to comment.


Crack open AppleScript Editor and paste this in. When the script does it’s duty, it stores the exported documents in this folder. Conversion of AppleWorks documents e. Conversion to Word would be okay, but I found no way to batch convert many or even 5 or automattor which would be good for the startand I sometimes found the formatting not entirely correct.

When prompted, choose one of AppleWorks 6 WP file you’re trying to convert and see the result window. Jun 21, Posts: But maclinkplus deluxe 11 worked like a charm: This no longer works in Mountain Lion; ‘convert’ was a symlink to ‘cupsfilter’ and the options changed. My dad in particular is meticulous about keeping track of their music, what music they have played on their shows, and information about the songs in general. Batch conversion applewrks one of its main strengths.

I then am stuck; using the actual Print Finder Items and choosing Adobe PDF seems to actually do nothing at all, and recording myself using the print to pdf process live is useless because I don’t know how to get Automator to retain the path the file originated from and ensure it prints to it.

I initially tried installing the abandonware versions of AppleWorks, MS Works and Office, but I couldn’t even get those properly installed and running under sheepshaver for some reason. My parents are DJs, and spend much more time using iTunes than I ever do.


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March 12, 3: Would you be able to post a few example files? Aappleworks tried this immediately. Dec 28, 2: Convert to some format to be able to do a Spotlight search for text within the file, 2.

His database is extensive, and he had been outgrowing Appleworks for a while. Sign up using Facebook. Sun Jul 29, 1: Did you use something in between, and how did you get everything to PDF then?

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I started with Pages, but unfortunately it doesn’t preserve formatting for many of the documents in question a lot of them are academic publications with incredibly specific formatting restrictions. Reply 8 of I apologize but I am unable to autokator which format the user want to use. I know back in the day CW 2. Totally worth the money. You definitely understand what I’m aiming at—thanks so much; running this, the problem is that the shell script can’t determine the MIME type; it happens to qppleworks the case that it will always be the same MIME type, but I know nothing about shell scripting—can you advise a way to hard-code the MIME type?