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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My Pages application had cw, kind of corruption in it. Mar 24, Posts: Unzip, then open the script in the Script Editor. It’s just a simple loop which doesn’t treat files stored in subfolder of the treated folder. Publishing Speciality level out of ten: It was otherwise very robust for my purposes! Most of my files are word processing.
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Jul 14, Posts: Here is Yvan’s final code: Run it or csk and drop a folder icon on its icon. 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, conevrt 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.
Possibly TextSoap might be easier.
If this is too much shellscript magic for your taste I can post a script sometime this weekend. Thanks I looked back into you script. Jan 13, 8: Also, I’m able to open my old. View answer in context.
I confess AppleScript was something that I just never grokked.
How can I batch convert old Apple Works files?
How do I do that? This let me remember some words of bqtch original message: I have downloaded this Script and have tried to run it several times, but it will not work. I’d try it if I had an old Appleworks file, but alas, I don’t. And if you still bacth appleworks running anywhere you can even cut and paste tables into Easy Draw you just won’t be able to edit them.
To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. If the script also deleted the original AppleWorks file, that fonvert be even better, but not required. Yvan Koenig, who tends to convegt in the Pages forum rather than here, had a lot of scripts, including one to do this, on his iDisk: Thanks for the reply.
Tue Nov 20, 3: 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.
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I may be back in the near future to ask for help on the AppleScript Taking most of the relevant stuff from the bash script you’ve linked to and adding some commands to copy the timestamp from the original file to the newly created one will give you! Post as a guest Name.
It looks like it’s time to resurrect an old G4 machine and put an old version of iWorks on it. I’m running the current version of Sierra