Hello MacRumors, I have a large number (several hundred to several thousand) of downloaded html pages with images and links that I need to convert to plain text files (no images, links, or formatting at all). I've been using both the Automator and a batch file-rename application to change the file extensions to .txt, but the end product still isn't quite what I want. What I come up with is a .txt file that still has formatting and links etc. in it. When I look at the file info, it says it's a "plain text document", but the "make plain text" action in Textedit (format > make plain text) is still available. When I do that ("make plain text in textedit"), I get exactly what I want: a bare-bones, text only document. I just need to do that a few thousand more times. How can I do that? Is this an issue of text encoding? I should also say that my end product also has to be UTF-8, according to the documentation for another application that these text files are ultimately going to be put into. So in short, I need a way to perform the textedit action "Make plain text" en masse. I think there's a way to do it with the terminal, but I am fairly clueless as to how bash/unix commands work — so please hold my hand with any instructions involving that sort of thing. I'm running Tiger on a 2007 Macbook pro (I'm not sure if you needed to know that, but I figured it couldn't hurt). Thank you so much for any help!